Boston College vs Maine College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/22/20

Boston College vs Maine College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/22/20 Photo by Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Maine Black Bears (0-2) at Boston College Eagles (1-5)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Silvio O. Conte Forum)

The Line: Boston College Eagles -23 -- Over/Under: 136 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Maine Black Bears and the Boston College Eagles meet in college basketball action from the Silvio Conte Forum on Tuesday afternoon.

The Maine Black Bears will look for a big upset after falling to 0-2 with a 65-50 loss to Hartford last time out. Vilgot Larsson led the Black Bears with 11 points on 4 of 8 shooting with a pair of threes and 5 rebounds with a pair of blocks as the lone Maine player to score in double figures in the losing effort. Jashonte Wright-Mcleish added 5 boards of his own in addition to 3 steals while Solomon Iluyomade added 4 points with a team-high 4 assists. Adefolalrin Adetogun leads Maine in scoring with 11.5 points per game while Stephane Ingo has a team-high 6.5 rebounds per game and Iluyomade has a team-high 2 assists per game this season. As a team, Maine is averaging 55 points on 40.6% shooting from the field, 32.7% from behind the arc and 51.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 64 points on 45.1% shooting from the field and 40.9% from 3-point range this season.

The Boston College Eagles will be out to snap a four-game losing streak after a 101-63 loss to Syracuse last time out. James Karnik led the Eagles with 20 points on 8 of 13 shooting with a team-high 8 rebounds in 28 minutes off of the bench. Wynston Tabbs added 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting with 3 threes and a pair of steals. Makai Ashton-Langford added 3 steals while Rich Kelly chipped in 9 points on 3 threes with a team-high 6 assists as well in the defeat for BC. Tabbs leads the Eagles in scoring with 16.2 points per game while Ashton-Langford has 2.8 assists per game and James Karnik has a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Boston College is averaging 73.7 points on 43.5% shooting from the field, 32.5% from 3-point range and 64.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 85.5 points on 51.3% shooting from the field and 35.2% from 3-point range this season.

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Maine is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Boston College is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.

The problem with backing either of these teams is that you can’t trust either in terms of a side, as I’m not trying to lay 20+ points with a 1-5 team and Maine has a history of being a low-scoring team to begin with. That’s why I’m going to side with the under. I think this is a game where the first to 60 wins and I wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t even get there. Give me the under.

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Chris’s Pick Under 136

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