Boston College Eagles vs. Syracuse Orange - 2/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Syracuse Orange (17-8) at Boston College Eagles (7-17)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Syracuse Orange will travel to play the Boston College Eagles in an ACC game on Sunday.
The Boston College Eagles are 7-17 (0-11) and are coming off of a loss to North Carolina by a score of 68-65. Boston College has lost 11 games in a row and is currently last in the ACC standings. Boston College is averaging 61.7 points per game while giving up 69.5 points per game. Boston College is also averaging 31.6 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Eli Carter is averaging 16.5 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for Boston College. Dennis Clifford is averaging 8.5 points per game and 7 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Boston College is shooting 64.4% on free throws, 33.5% on three-pointers, and 40.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Syracuse Orange are 17-8 (7-5) and are coming off of a win against Florida State by a score of 85-72. Syracuse has won 4 games in a row and is currently 8th in the ACC standings. Syracuse defeated Boston College by a score of 62-40 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Syracuse is averaging 70.9 points per game while giving up 64.5 points per game. Syracuse is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game. Michael Gbinije is averaging 17.4 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for Syracuse. Malachi Richardson is averaging 13.6 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Orange. Syracuse is shooting 67.6% on free throws, 36.1% on three-pointers, and 42.5% on all field goal attempts.
Syracuse is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games. Syracuse is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is 4-1 in the Orange’s last 5 road games. Boston College is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Boston College is 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games. The under is 4-0 in Boston College’s last 4 home games. The under is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Boston College hasn’t had much luck this season, but will be at home for this game. Boston College played North Carolina tough last game, but I am not sure if they can continue that in this game. Syracuse has played much better defense this season and has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. I like Syracuse on the road.