Syracuse vs. Boston College - 1/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (8-8) at Syracuse Orange (13-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles and Syracuse Orange play Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome.
The Boston College Eagles have lost five of their last seven games and play their third true road game. On the season, Boston College is averaging 64.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and is allowing 63.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Olivier Hanlan is averaging 16.5 points and 4.6 assists while Aaron Brown is averaging 13.8 points and 3.1 rebounds. Dennis Clifford is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Patrick Heckmann is dishing 2.1 assists. The Boston College Eagles rely on their defense that’s allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of their last six games. Offensively, Boston College is shooting 69.2 percent from the line and 29.6 percent from downtown. Boston College is 0-2 SU on the road this season.
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The Syracuse Orange have won seven of their last eight games and look for their fifth ACC win. On the season, Syracuse is averaging 68.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting and is allowing 59.4 points on 37.9 percent shooting. Rakeem Christmas is averaging 18.3 points and nine rebounds while Trevor Cooney is averaging 14 points and 2.4 assists. Michael Gbinije is the third player averaging double-digit points and Kaleb Joseph is dishing 4.8 assists. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 28.4 percent shooting from downtown and has allowed 67 or less points in seven of their last eight games. Offensively, Syracuse is shooting 66.1 percent from the line and 31.5 percent from beyond the arc. Syracuse is 10-1 SU this season on its home court.
The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Orange are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games and 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Syracuse and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Syracuse just isn't as good as we've seen in years past. Meanwhile, we've seen Boston College hang with West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Miami. I don't love this game but the only bet is taking the Eagles and the points given the fact they've shown they can hang with solid comp.