Syracuse vs. Boston College - 1/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (7-8) at Syracuse Orange (10-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles and Syracuse Orange square off Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome.
The Boston College Eagles look for a strong road victory to get back to a .500 record. The Boston College Eagles are averaging 66.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Eli Carter is averaging 17 points and 4.3 assists while Jerome Robinson is averaging 12.3 points and 4.4 rebounds. Dennis Clifford is grabbing seven rebounds and A.J. Turner is dishing 1.3 assists. The Boston College Eagles are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. Boston College is allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.7 turnovers per game. The Boston College Eagles have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Syracuse Orange need a nice victory in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 70.9 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Michael Gbinije is averaging 17.5 points and 4.6 assists while Trevor Cooney is averaging 13.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. Malachi Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Roberson is grabbing eight rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. Syracuse is allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.1 turnovers per game. The Syracuse Orange have won 10 of their last 17 home games.
The Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Orange are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games and 17-35-2 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Syracuse.
Boston College just isn't a good team and has been beaten down by clubs far less talented than Syracuse. The Orange have their coach back and should start winning some games here. I like the home team in a blowout.