Boston College vs. Kansas State - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas State Wildcats (4-0) at Boston College Eagles (3-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +11 -- Over/Under: 139.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas State Wildcats and the Boston College Eagles face off on Friday in the Barclays Center Classic college basketball tournament.
The Kansas State Wildcats are 4-0 this season and this will be their first game away from home this year. Kansas State is averaging 78.2 points and they are shooting 49.8 percent from the floor and 43.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 57.5 points per game and their opponents are shooting 35.9 percent. Barry Brown leads the Wildcats averaging 15.3 points per game. Wesley Iwundu is averaging 14 points and 5 rebounds for KSU, Kamau Stokes is averaging 11.8 points, and Xavier Sneed is averaging 10.5 points. Kansas State has opened with soft competition and takes a big step up in this tournament.
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The Boston College Eagles are 3-1 this season after opening with a loss to Nicholls State and then winning their next 3 games. BC is averaging 77 points per game and they are shooting 48.6 percent from the floor and 40 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Jerome Robinson leads the Eagles averaging 19 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. A.J. Turner is averaging 9.3 points for Boston College, Jordan Chatman is averaging 7.8 points, and Nik Popovic is averaging 7.5 points. This is BC’s first game away from home this season.
Kansas State is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games, 0-8 against the spread following a win, and 0-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Boston College is 4-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-7 against the spread in their last 8 neutral site games.
I like the way Kansas State is playing on both ends of the court and I look for them to bury BC here.