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Boston College vs. North Carolina State - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Carolina State Wolfpack (17-11) at Boston College Eagles (9-18)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Conte Forum)

The Line: Boston College Eagles +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The North Carolina State Wolfpack and Boston College Eagles meet Saturday at the Silvio Conte Forum.

The North Carolina State Wolfpack look to stay hot with wins in four of their last six games. On the season, NC State is averaging 71 points on 44.5 percent shooting and is allowing 64.8 points on 40 percent shooting. Trevor Lacey is averaging 16.3 points and 3.5 assists while Ralston Turner is averaging 12.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. Anthony Barber is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Washington is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The North Carolina State Wolfpack have four players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 67.4 percent from the line and 36.5 percent from deep. Defensively, NC State is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four straight games.

Boston College vs. North Carolina State - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Boston College Eagles need a win to snap a nine-game losing streak. On the season, Boston College is averaging 64.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 67.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Olivier Hanlan is averaging 19.4 points and 4.2 assists while Aaron Brown is averaging 15.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. Patrick Heckmann is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Dennis Clifford is shooting 48.4 percent from the field. The Boston College Eagles have four players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 31.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Boston College is allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in seven straight games.

The Wolfpack are 15-5-2 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Wolfpack are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston College and the home team is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

While I'm really likely what I'm seeing from NC State, the home team has covered 10 of the last 11 meetings in this series. That's a trend that's tough to ignore. I don't love the pick, but I'll side with the points and the Eagles. 

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Boston College Eagles +5

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