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Pittsburgh vs. Boston College - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston College Eagles (7-9) at Pittsburgh Panthers (14-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)

The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Pittsburgh Panthers and the Boston College Eagles face off on Saturday in ACC college basketball action.

The Pittsburgh Panthers are 14-2 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Louisville that ended a 10 game winning streak. Pittsburgh is averaging 82.5 points per game and they are shooting 48.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Michael Young leads the Panthers averaging 17.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Jamel Artis is averaging 15.7 points, James Robinson is averaging 9.9 points and 5.2 assists, and Sheldon Jeter is averaging 8.5 points and 5.4 assists. Pittsburgh is 3-1 in ACC games so far this season.

Pittsburgh vs. Boston College - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Boston College Eagles are 7-9 this season and they have lost their last three games. BC is averaging 64.7 points and they are shooting 42 percent while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents are shooting 43.1 percent. Eli Carter leads the Eagles averaging 16.7 points per game. Jerome Robinson is averaging 11.6 points, Dennis Clifford is averaging 9.1 points and 6.9 rebounds, and A.J. Turner is averaging 6.4 points. Boston College’s wins have come against the lower teams in the nation.

Pittsburgh is 4-0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 2-7 against the spread against the ACC, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss. Boston College is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games, 0-6 against the spread following a loss, and 0-5 against the spread against the ACC.

This is a monster line and while I see Pitt winning the game I will take the points and my chances with Boston College in a pick that is a lean at best. 

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Boston College Eagles +18

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