Clemson vs. Boston College - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (9-10) at Clemson Tigers (12-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles and Clemson Tigers play Saturday at the Littlejohn Coliseum.
The Boston College Eagles have lost six of their last eight games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Boston College is averaging 65 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Olivier Hanlan is averaging 16.5 points and 4.7 assists while Aaron Brown is averaging 14.7 points and 3.1 rebounds. Patrick Heckmann is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Dimitri Batten is shooting 47.2 percent from the field. The Boston College Eagles are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in six of their last seven games. Offensively, Boston College is shooting 69.5 percent from the line and 30.9 percent from beyond the arc. Boston College is 1-3 SU on the road.
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The Clemson Tigers have split their last eight games and look for their fifth ACC win. On the season, Clemson is averaging 63 points on 41.4 percent shooting and is allowing 61.2 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 13 points and 8.4 rebounds while Donte Grantham is averaging 10 points and 4.6 rebounds. Rod Hall is dishing 3.6 assists and Damarcus Harrison is shooting 39.8 percent from the field. The Clemson Tigers are a defensive team that’s allowing 31.1 percent shooting from downtown and have allowed 59 or less points in four straight games. Offensively, Clemson is shooting 65.1 percent from the line and 29.8 percent from beyond the arc.
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games. The Eagles are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Clemson and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Boston College hasn't proved itself on the road, and Clemson is a tough place to play especially once that defense gets going. Give me the Tigers and the reasonable chalk.