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Boston College Eagles (11-8) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-12)
January 27, 2024 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +2.5; Over/Under: +134.5
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The Boston College Eagles will play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in an ACC game on Saturday afternoon at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana. Boston College has lost four of their last five games, while Notre Dame is on a three game losing streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Boston College vs Notre Dame prediction. 

Boston College Preview

The Boston College Eagles are 11-8 (2-6) this year after they lost to Virginia Tech by a score of 76-71 in their last game. Boston College trailed 44-33 at halftime, but they did out score Virginia Tech 38-32 in the second half. The Eagles shot 50% from the field and were +13 in rebounding margin in the game. Boston College lost to North Carolina by a score of 76-66 in the game prior to Virginia Tech, but did beat Notre Dame by a score of 63-59 in the game before that. The Eagles are scoring 77 points per game with 34.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, while allowing 73.2 points against per game this year. Quinten Post is averaging 16.9 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game. Boston College is shooting 46% from the field, 75.6% on free throws, and 35.5% on three pointers this season. 

Notre Dame Preview

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-12 (2-6) this season after they lost to Miami by a score of 73-61 in their last game. Notre Dame trailed 37-29 at halftime and they only scored 32 points in the second half in the loss. The Fighting Irish shot 37.1% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. Notre Dame lost to Boston College by a score of 63-59 and Florida State by a score of 67-58 in the two games prior to Miami. The Fighting Irish are scoring 62.7 points per game with 37.6 rebounds per game and 9.7 assists per game, while giving up 65.5 points against per game this season. Markus Burton is averaging 16.3 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, and 3.9 assists per game. Notre Dame is shooting 40.1% from the field, 70.9% on free throws, and 29.7% on three pointers this year.

Boston College vs Notre Dame Betting Prediction

Both of these teams have struggled in recent games and are 2-6 in conference play, but Notre Dame will have the home court advantage. The Fighting Irish have lost three games in a row, but they have been pretty competitive in those three games. Boston College comes into this matchup as the better shooting team, but they are allowing 73.2 points against per game this year. The Notre Dame offense has been very bad to start the season, as they are only scoring 62.7 points per game, so I doubt they can take advantage of the BC defense. Boston College defeated Notre Dame by a score of 63-59 on January 15th and I think we see something similar here. Take Boston College. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Boston College -2.5

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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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