Boston College vs. Syracuse - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Syracuse Orange (16-13) at Boston College Eagles (13-16)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Silvio O. Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +4.5 -- Over/Under: 143
The Syracuse Orange and Boston College Eagles meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Silvio Conte Forum.
The Syracuse Orange need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 74 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Elijah Hughes is averaging 18.6 points and five rebounds while Buddy Boeheim is averaging 15.5 points and 2.1 assists. Joseph Girard III is the third double-digit scorer and Marek Dolezaj is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Syracuse Orange have split their last six road games.
The Boston College Eagles need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Boston College Eagles are averaging 64.7 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jay Heath is averaging 12.9 points and 3.4 rebounds while Derryck Thornton is averaging 12.9 points and 3.5 assists. Nik Popovic is the third double-digit scorer and Jared Hamilton is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Boston College Eagles are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston College Eagles are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game. The Boston College Eagles have lost four of their last five home games.
The favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Boston College Eagles lost by 26 points when these teams met back in January, and they're clearly at the bottom of the ACC yet again in terms of production and talent. The Syracuse Orange are also 7-2 against the spread on the road this season, so there's a lot going against BC in this contest. However, Syracuse is piling up the losses as we head into the home stretch of the season, and they're shooting just 43.7 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from deep in their last five games. I'm not eating chalk with a Syracuse team that has issues scoring. I want the home dog in this game.