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Boston College vs. Notre Dame - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (15-11) at Boston College Eagles (16-10)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Conte Forum)

The Line: Boston College Eagles PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESFC

Coming up from Conte Forum on Saturday afternoon, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be visiting the Boston College Eagles on the college basketball circuit. 

Notre Dame enters this game with a 15-11 record overall. The Irish had won two consecutive games, but lost their most recent appearance versus North Carolina. In that game, Notre Dame forward Martinas Geben logged 18 points and seven rebounds. 

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Boston College vs. Notre Dame - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Tops in scoring on the season for the Irish is the injured Bonzie Colson (21.4 PPG; 10.4 RPG), and Matt Farrell is second with 16.1 PPG. Also in double-figures for the Irish are TJ Gibbs (16.0 PPG) and Geben (10.4 PPG; 7.9 RPG). 

As for Boston College, they’re sitting at 16-10 on the year. The Eagles have won three of their last four games, and took out Pittsburgh on Tuesday. In that game, Boston College’s Jerome Robinson managed 27 points. 

Robinson heads up the Boston College stat sheet on the season as well with 20.7 PPG, and Ky Bowman is sitting on 16.6 PPG. Also in double-figures for the Eagles are Jordan Chatman (12.9 PPG) and Deontae Hawkins (12.4 PPG; 9.1 RPG) who is out for the season. 

Notre Dame is 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last eight versus the ACC. The Irish are also 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss and 0-5 ATS in the last five road games. 

Meanwhile, the Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 versus the ACC. The over is 7-2-1 in the Eagles’ last 10 overall and 19-7 in their last 26 home games. 

A lot of wind went out of Notre Dame’s sails during that seven-game losing streak, and the Irish simply weren’t scoring well in that time. The good news for Notre dame is that the last time they played BC, they won 96-85. That said, with the Eagles playing a little better lately, I think they’ll stick around. I’ll take Boston College.

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