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Boston College vs. Notre Dame - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-4) at Boston College Eagles (7-7)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Conte Forum)

The Line: Boston College Eagles +9 -- Over/Under: 137.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Boston College Eagles and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off on Thursday in Chestnut Hill in ACC college basketball action.

The Boston College Eagles are 7-7 this season and are coming off of a loss to Duke in their ACC opener. BC is averaging 67.2 points per game and they are shooting 43.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Eli Carter leads the Eagles averaging 17.3 points per game. Jerome Robinson is averaging 12.4 points, Dennis Clifford is averaging 9.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, and A.J. Turner is averaging 6.8 points. Boston College appears to be improved over the team we saw last season.

Boston College vs. Notre Dame - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 9-4 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Virginia to open ACC play. Notre Dame is averaging 78.1 points and they are shooting 49.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. Demetrius Jackson leads the Fighting Irish averaging 16.4 points per game. Zach Auguste is averaging 13.2 points and 9.8 rebounds, V.J. Beachem is averaging 12.4 points, and Steve Vasturia is averaging 12.2 points. Notre Dame is 2-4 in games played away from home.

Boston College is 2-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 0-4 against the spread following a loss, and 5-2-1 against the spread following a double digit home loss. Notre Dame is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 5-1 against the spread against the ACC. The road team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.

I expect Boston College to be sky high for this one and I see them covering the spread at the very last. 

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Boston College +9

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