Cornell Big Red (0-0) vs. Boston College Eagles (0-0)
November 7, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Boston College Eagles -12 / Cornell Big Red +12; Over/Under: +142
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The Cornell Big Red and Boston College Eagles meet Monday in college basketball action at the Silvio O. Conte Forum. The Cornell Big Red are coming off a 15-win season. The Boston College Eagles are coming off a 13-win season.
The Cornell Big Red have won 15 or fewer games in each of their last 11 seasons. Chris Manon returns after averaging 9.9 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Keller Boothby averaged 8.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Nazir Williams averaged 1.6 assists and Greg Dolan averaged 3.1 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red return just one of their top-four scorers from last season, so there’s certainly going to be some growing pains early. Cornell is a young team for the most part, and the Ivy League is as competitive as ever. With that said, Manon has untapped potential, as he put up numbers while averaging just 18 minutes per game. A larger role, and Manon could be one of the better players in this conference.
The Boston College Eagles enter the second season under coach Earl Grant. Makai Ashton-Langford returns after averaging 12 points and 3.9 rebounds, while DeMarr Langford Jr. averaged 11.3 points and 2.3 assists. Jaeden Zackery is a third double-digit returning scorer, and Quinten Post averaged 5.4 rebounds. The Boston College Eagles return 4 of their top-5 scorers from last season, and that doesn’t include T.J. Bickerstaff who played over 600 minutes last season. Boston College is loaded with experience and has a good recruiting class in Prince Aligbe, Donald Hand Jr. and Chas Kelley. It’s been middle of the road for Boston College, but it should be a good, fun season in Chestnut Hill.
The Big Red are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Big Red last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Big Red last 5 road games. The under is 5-1 in Eagles last 6 home games. The over is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 overall.
The Cornell Big Red has a lot of production to replace this season, and that usually leads to growing pains, especially on the road. The Boston College Eagles are as talented as they’ve been in a while, and there’s potential to make some noise in the ACC this season. Boston College is a team to watch this season. The line is reasonable. I’ll side with BC at home.