Purdue Boilermakers vs. Boston College Eagles Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/4/13
Boston College Eagles (3-4) at Purdue Boilermakers (6-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm (Mackey Arena)
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The Purdue Boilermakers and the Boston College Eagles face off on Wednesday as the Big Ten-ACC Challenge continues.
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-2 so far this season with both of their last two wins being against Siena. Purdue has played the 324th ranked schedule thus far but it get tough in a hurry when Big Ten play starts. Ronnie Johnson is Purdue’s leading scorer averaging 12.8 points per game. Terone Johnson is averaging 12.6 points, Bryson Scott is averaging 10.5 points, and A.J. Hammons is averaging 8.1 points and 6.4 rebounds. Purdue is averaging 80 points and they shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 72.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Purdue has out of conference games against West Virginia and Butler coming up on the schedule.
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The Boston College Eagles are off to a 3-4 start to the season but they have won three of their last four games. BC has been involved in some close losses most recently losing to UConn by two and Toledo by three. Olivier Hanlan leads BC averaging 21.7 points per game. Ryan Anderson is averaging 19 points and 7.1 rebounds, Joe Rahon is averaging 13.4 points, and Alex Drogicevich is averaging 6.0 points. Boston College is averaging 79.9 points and they are shooting 47.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 79.9 points and their opponents shoot 46.7 percent. Boston College is just looking for a little more effort that will start taking close losses and turning them into close wins.
Purdue is 5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 0-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Boston College is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 4-11 against the spread in theirlast 15 road games against a team with a winning home record, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games against a team with a home winning percentage better than .600.
The line for this one seems to be moving so I am going to hold off on my pick but check back Wednesday afternoon and I will update this with my free pick.
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