Michigan State vs. Boston College - 11/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (3-0) at Michigan State Spartans (4-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm (Titan Gym)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles and Michigan State Spartans meet Thanksgiving afternoon at Titan Gym.
The Boston College Eagles look to build on their 3-0 start with a victory over a ranked team. The Boston College Eagles are averaging 75.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 54 points on 35.2 percent shooting. Eli Carter is averaging 18.7 points and 4.3 rebounds while Jerome Robinson is averaging 13.3 points and 3.7 assists. Dennis Clifford is grabbing 10.7 rebounds and Ervins Meznieks is dishing 1.3 assists. The Boston College Eagles are shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 61.8 percent from the free throw line. Boston College is averaging just 11 turnovers per game and is holding teams to 32.1 percent shooting from deep. The Boston College Eagles have not beaten a ranked team since Syracuse in February of 2014.
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The Michigan State Spartans look to build on their impressive 4-0 start to the season. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 85.5 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 59.8 points on 34.6 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 15.3 points and 9.8 assists while Bryn Forbes is averaging 12.8 points and 1.3 rebounds. Deyonta Davis is grabbing seven rebounds and Matt McQuaid is dishing three assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. Michigan State is allowing just 25.7 percent shooting from deep and grabbing 14.5 offensive rebounds. However, the Spartans are forcing just nine turnovers per game, almost four less than league average.
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games. The Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Boston College isn't a shabby team, as the Eagles can shoot the ball well and play decent defense. Boston College already beat a well coached Harvard team and heads into this matchup with a lot of confidence. The Spartans should win, but the Eagles can keep this thing close.