Boston College vs. Miami - 2/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (18-5) at Boston College Eagles (14-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ACC RSN's; ESPN College Extra
The 25th ranked Miami Hurricanes will travel to the Silvio Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The 25th ranked Miami Hurricanes won their 3rd straight game and improved to 18-5 (7-4 ACC) on the season after defeating the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 87-81, this past Wednesday. Miami led by a 35-31 margin at halftime and pulled away after a 20-8 Hurricanes run gave Miami a 74-61 lead with 2:42 left in regulation. Miami shot 47.3% from the field, 40.9% (9-22) from beyond the arc, and 70.3% (26-37) from the FT-Line in the victory. Leading the way for the Hurricanes was Lonnie Walker IV who had 19 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks. On the season, Miami is averaging 75.7 ppg on 47.1% shooting from the field. The Hurricanes are averaging 7.7 three-pointers per game on 36.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Miami has been led by Dewan Huell (12.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.0 bpg), Lonnie Walker IV (11.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.0 spg), Bruce Brown Jr. (11.4 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.3 spg), and Anthony Lawrence II (9.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.3 spg). Defensively, Miami is holding their opponents to an average of 66.3 ppg on 41.0% shooting from the field. The Hurricanes have a rebound margin of 2.4 and a turnover margin of 1.8.
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The Boston College Eagles dropped to 14-10 (4-7 ACC) on the season after being defeated by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 96-85, this past Tuesday. Boston College struggled on the defensive end against the Fighting Irish and couldn’t fight back after a 12-2 Notre Dame run gave the Fighting Irish a 94-79 lead with just 0:28 seconds left in regulation. Boston College allowed Notre Dame to shoot 52.5% from the field and 55.2% (16-29) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Eagles was Jerome Robinson who had 46 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal. On the season, Boston College is averaging 76.1 ppg on 45.1% shooting from the field. The Eagles are averaging 9.0 three-pointers per game on 37.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Boston College has been led by Jerome Robinson (20.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.0 spg), Ky Bowman (16.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.1 spg), Jordan Chatman (13.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Steffon Mitchell (7.0 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.0 bpg). Defensively, Boston College is allowing their opponents to average 72.9 ppg on 42.8% shooting from the field. The Eagles have a rebound margin of 2.2and a turnover margin of -0.9.
The Hurricanes are 10-4 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning road record however, just 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up loss.
Miami has won 5 of their last 6 games and has been led by their defense that ranks 41st in scoring defense, 44th in defensive FG%, and 115th in rebound margin. Boston College has lost 4 of their last 5 games, however, have a very talented offense that currently ranks 119th in scoring offense, 59th in three-pointers made per game, and 78th in FG%. Miami is the better overall team, however, Boston College has been outstanding at home, posting a 12-2 record with wins over Duke and Florida State, and as I think the duo of Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman will have some success on the offense against the Hurricanes, I think Boston College will be able to do enough with the points to cover.