Nebraska vs. Boston College - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (5-2) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles and the Nebraska Cornhuskers square off in a college basketball matchup on Wednesday night as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The Boston College Eagles will look to bounce back from a loss in their first true road game of the season, an 86-66 loss at the hands of Providence last time out. Deontae Hawkins and Ky Bowman each logged a team-high 19 points, with Hawkins going 8 of 12 with 12 boards for the double-double, while Bowman fell just short of a double-double of his own, with 9 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists with a pair of steals. Jerome Robinson added 12 points along with 4 assists of his own to round out the scoring in double figures for the Eagles in the loss. Bowman leads Boston College with an average of 15.4 points and 5.6 assists per game this season while Hawkins is averaging a double-double per game this season with 13.6 points to go along with his team-leading average of 10.3 boards per game this season. As a team, Boston College is scoring 77.7 points per game on 45.3% shooting from the field, 33.3% from behind the arc and 69.4% from the foul line this season.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers will try to build on back-to-back wins after an 85-80 victory over Long Beach State last time out. Glynn Watson Jr. led the team with 26 points on 10 of 14 shooting with a pair of threes, 5 assists and 6 steals. Anton Gill came 2nd with 16 points on 6 of 11 shooting with 3 threes, while Isaac Copeland added 13 points and a team-high 7 boards and James Palmer Jr. chipped in 11 point and 5 assists to round out the double-digit scoring for the Huskers in the win. Evan Taylor added 7 points with a team-high 6 assists in addition to 4 steals. Watson Jr. leads the team with an average of 14.3 points and 3.6 assists per game this season while Copeland is the team’s top rebounder with 6.4 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Nebraska is scoring 76.3 points per game on 43% shooting from the field, 34.3% from behind the 3-point line and 70.3% from the foul line this season.
Boston College is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the Big Ten while the over is 10-4 in their last 14 games following a loss. Nebraska is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the ACC and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games while the under is 10-4 in their last 14 non-conference games.
Boston College didn’t fare too well in their first trip on the road, and while Nebraska doesn’t pose the same level of threat to Boston College, they are a talented group who have hung in tough against the ACC in the past. Boston College has struggled ATS dating back to last season, and I think the Huskers will want to win this challenge game on their home floor, so I’ll lay the bucket with Nebraska here.