Providence vs. Boston College - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (3-5) at Providence Friars (8-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence Friars -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Providence Friars and the Boston College Eagles face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Providence Friars are 8-1 this season and they have won their last two games since losing to Michigan State. Providence is averaging 75.9 points and they are shooting 46.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44.7 percent. Kris Dunn leads the Friars averaging 18.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Ben Bentil is averging 17.9 pots and 7.1 rebounds, Rodney Bullock is averaging 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Ryan Fazekas is averaging 7.9 points. Providence is looking like a NCAA Tournament quality team.
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The Boston College Eagles are 3-5 this season and they have lost their last five games. Boston College is averaging 66.3 points and they are shooting 41.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Eli Carter leads BC averaging 16.4 points per game. Jerome Robinson is averaging 11.4 points, Dennis Clifford is averaging 9.4 points and 6.9 rebounds, and A.J. Turner is averaging 7.3 points. This looks like it is going to be a long year for Boston College.
Providence is 4-1 against the spread against the ACC, 7-0 against the spread in their last seven home games against a team with a losing record, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Boston College is 6-2 against the spread against the Big East, 2-5 against the spread following a loss, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four non-conference games. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
This is a big spread because it should be as I look for Providence to drill BC.