Boston College Eagles (2-5) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (5-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -9.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston College Eagles and the NC State Wolfpack meet in ACC college basketball action from PNC Arena on Wednesday night.
The Boston College Eagles will look to build off of a 78-62 win over Maine in their last outing. Jay Heath led the Eagles with 16 points on 7 of 15 shooting with a pair of thres while CJ Felder added 14 points on 6 of 12 shooting with 5 rebounds and Wynston Tabbs and James Karnik each had 10 points to round out the scoring in double figures for BC in the winning effort. Tabbs shot 4 of 10 with a pair of threes while Karnik grabbed a team-high 7 rebounds in 20 minutes off of the bench. Rich Kelly added 5 points with a team-high 6 assists and 3 steals and Makai Ashton-Langford added 9 points with 3 assists and 4 steals. Tabbs leads Boston College in scoring with an average of 15.3 points per game while Karnik leads the Eagles on the glass with 7 rebounds per game and Kelly leads BC in assists with 2.9 assists per game this season. As a team, Boston College is averaging 74.3 points on 43.7% shooting from the field, 31.8% from 3-point range and 65.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 82.1 points on 50% shooting from the field and 34.9% from 3-point range this season.
The NC State Wolfpack will look to add to their 5-1 mark on the year after a 79-76 win over North Carolina last time out. Devon Daniels led the Wolfpack with 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting with a pair of threes, 5 rebounds and 3 assists while Shakeel Moore added 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting with 3 threes and a team-high 7 rebounds. Manny Bates added 14 points on 7 of 11 shooting with 7 rebounds to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for NC State in the win. Braxton Beverly added 8 points with 3 assists and 4 steals as well in the winning effort for NC State. Daniels leads NC State in scoring with an average of 17 points per game while Bates leads the Wolfpack on the glass with 6.2 rebounds per game and Cam Hayes leads NC State in assists with 4.3 assists per game this season. As a team, NC State is averaging 81.3 points on 48.8% shooting from the field, 39% from 3-point range and 64.8% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 62.8 points on 42.4% shooting from the field and 28.2% from 3-point range this season.
Boston College is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. NC State is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games while the under is 9-4 in their last 13 games following a win. The home team is 14-5 ATS in the last 19 meetings between these two teams.
The points with the Eagles are tempting, but we’ve just seen Boston College fall flat too many times against the better teams this season to trust them with any sort of confidence here against a pretty good NC State team. The Wolfpack have done a good job beating up on lesser teams, and I think the confidence from the win over North Carolina and the boost that brought over the Christmas break will serve the Wolfpack well here as they pick up a double-digit win over Boston College.