Clemson vs. Boston College - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (19-14) at Clemson Tigers (22-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles and Clemson Tigers meet Thursday in the college basketball ACC Tournament quarterfinals at the Barclays Center.
The Boston College Eagles look for anther victory after beating NC State on Wednesday. The Boston College Eagles are averaging 76.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jerome Robinson is averaging 20.7 points and 3.4 assists while Ky Bowman is averaging 16.9 points and 6.7 rebounds. Jordan Chatman is the third double-digit scorer and Nik Popovic is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Boston College Eagles are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston College Eagles are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Boston College Eagles have won three straight neutral site games.
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The Clemson Tigers enter this tournament after splitting their last eight games. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 73.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Marcquise Reed is averaging 16.4 points and 3.5 assists while Donte Grantham is averaging 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds. Shelton Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe DeVoe is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Clemson Tigers have won three of their last four neutral site games.
The Eagles are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 6-20 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic Coast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Boston College Eagles are playing with great confidence right now and are fresh off two impressive victories that they controlled from start to finish. The Clemson Tigers won the only meeting this season on the road by four points and have won five straight against Boston College. However, Clemson enters this game barely shooting 40 percent from the field in its last five games and was limping toward the finish line. I'm going to ride the hot hand and the confident club, taking the free buckets with the Eagles.