Boston College Eagles (11-19) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (11-20)
March 8, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers +1.5 / Boston College Eagles -1.5; Over/Under: +129
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The Boston College Eagles and the Pitt Panthers meet in college basketball action from the Barclays Center on Tuesday afternoon.
The Boston College Eagles come into the conference tournament as the #13 seed, finishing the year 11-19 overall with a 6-14 conference record. Makai Ashton-Langford leads the Eagles in scoring and assists with 12.1 PPG and 3.3 APG along with 3.9 RPG while DeMarr Langford Jr. has 11.1 PPG with 4.8 RPG and Jaeden Zackery has 10.4 PPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Boston College so far this season. T.J. Bickerstaff has 7.1 PPG with a team-high 7.5 RPG to lead the Eagles on the glass up to this point in the season. As a team, Boston College is averaging 66.4 PPG on 42.1% shooting from the field, 30% from three and 70.9% from the foul line while allowing 68.5 PPG on 44.7% shooting from the field and 37% from three this season.
The Pitt Panthers come into the tournament as the #12 seed, finishing at 11-20 and 6-14 in conference as well. John Hugley leads the Panthers in scoring and rebounding with 14.7 PPG and 7.9 RPG while Jamarius Burton has 12.5 PPG and Femi Odukale has 11.1 PPG with 3.5 RPG and a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Panthers in assists. Ithiel Horton has 10.1 PPG in 12 games to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Pitt up to this point in the season. Mouhamadou Gueye also has 9.7 PPG with 6.3 RPG and 2.1 BPG. As a team, Pitt is averaging 62 PPG on 41.5% shooting from the field, 31.5% from three and 69.8% from the foul line while allowing 68.1 PPG on 43.9% shooting from the field and 36.6% from three this season.
Boston College is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite. Pitt is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog.
I get the case to be made either way here as weird things can happen in these early round and early time games. However, I’m looking at the under here as every time I look at this game I see one team, if not both, staying in the 50s. Neither side’s been all that reliable offensively, so give me the under here.