Boston College vs. Penn State - 12/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Penn State Nittany Lions (3-2) at Boston College Eagles (3-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm (Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions and Boston College Eagles play Wednesday night at the Silvio Conte Forum.
The Penn State Nittany Lions look for their first road victory after a shaky 3-2 start to the year. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 63.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Brandon Taylor is averaging 16.6 points and six rebounds while Shep Garner is averaging 12.6 points and 2.8 assists. Payton Banks is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Reaves is dishing 1.4 assists. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 62.2 percent from the free throw line. Penn State is averaging just nine turnovers per game but is allowing teams to shoot 40.4 percent from downtown. The Penn State Nittany Lions have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Boston College Eagles look for a strong home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Boston College Eagles are averaging 67.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Eli Carter is averaging 18 points and 3.8 assists while Jerome Robinson is averaging 11.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Dennis Clifford is grabbing seven rebounds and Garland Owens is dishing 1.7 assists. The Boston College Eagles are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 64 percent from the free throw line. Boston College has scored just 112 points in its last two games and is averaging just 35 rebounds per contest. The Boston College Eagles have won five straight home games.
The Nittany Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
These are two teams that are hard to get a feel on this early in the season due to wild up-and-down play. Still, Boston College has the best overall player in Carter, and the Eagles are at home. I like Boston College and the small number in this game.