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Syracuse Orange (14-6) vs. Boston College Eagles (12-8)
January 30, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Boston College Eagles -4.5; Over/Under: 149.5
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The Syracuse Orange will play the Boston College Eagles in an ACC game on Tuesday night at the Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Syracuse has won three of their last four games, while Boston College has lost two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Syracuse vs Boston College prediction.

Syracuse Preview

The Syracuse Orange are 14-6 (5-4) this year after they defeated NC State by a score of 77-65 in their last game. Syracuse led 38-22 at halftime, but they did allow 43 points in the second half in the win. The Orange shot 44.6% from the field and made 20 free throws in the game. Syracuse lost to Florida State by a score of 85-69 in the game prior to NC State, but they did defeat Miami and Pittsburgh before that. The Orange are scoring 75.4 points per game with 37.2 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, while allowing 72 points against per game this season. Judah Mintz is averaging 18.5 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, and 4.5 assists per game. Syracuse is shooting 44.3% from the field, 72.3% on free throws, and 32.5% on three pointers this year. 

Boston College Preview

The Boston College Eagles are 12-8 (3-6) this season after they defeated Notre Dame by a score of 61-58 in their last game. Boston College was tied at 23 at halftime, but they were able to score 38 points in the second half for the win. The Eagles shot 44% from the field and made 8 three pointers in the game. Boston College lost to Virginia Tech by a score of 76-71 and North Carolina by a score of 76-66 in the two games prior to Notre Dame. The Eagles are scoring 76.2 points per game with 34.7 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, while giving up 72.4 points against per game this year. Quinten Post is averaging 16.6 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Boston College is shooting 45.9% from the field, 75.1% on free throws, and 35.7% on three pointers this season.

Syracuse vs Boston College Betting Prediction

Boston College comes into this game as the favorite and they will be at home, but they have lost two of their last three games and three of their last five. The Eagles’ last two wins came against Notre Dame and they only scored 61 and 63 points in those games. Syracuse has won three of their last four games and they have defeated some pretty good teams. Boston College does have the slightly better metrics, but I like Syracuse in this game. The Orange have played some solid defense in recent games and I think they get the win, but I will take them with the points. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Syracuse +4.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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