Boston College vs. UC Irvine 11/27/15 - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine Anteaters (4-1) vs. Boston College Eagles (3-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm
The Line: Boston College Eagles +4 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles and the UC-Irvine Anteaters face off on Friday in college basketball action.
The Boston College Eagles are 3-1 this season after losing to Michigan State on Thursday. Boston College is averaging 73.5 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Eli Carter leads the Eagles averaging 19.5 points per game. Jerome Robinson is averaging 12.3 points, Matt Milon is averaging 8.5 points, and Ervins Meznieks is averaging 6.8 points. Boston College is hoping to get back to being relevant in college hoops but they don’t appear to be there yet.
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The UC Irvine Anteaters are 4-1 this season and they are coming off of their first loss of the year losing to Boise State on Thursday. UC Irvine is averaging 74 points per game and they are shooting 46.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.6 points and their opponents are shooting 33.7 percent. Luke Nelson leads the Anteaters averaging 15.4 points per game. Mike Best is averaging 10.2 points and 5.0 rebounds, Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging 9.4 points, and Alex Young is averaging 9.4 points. UC Irvine is also averaging 7.2 steals per game.
Boston College is 7-3 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread and 0-4 against the spread in their last four neutral site games. UC Irvine is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
UC Irvine is favored by four here but BC is beter than the public perception and I give them a solid chance to win outright and I expect the cover to be a non-issue.