Notre Dame vs. Boston College Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/21/23

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The Boston College Eagles and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet in college basketball action from the Purcell Pavilion on Saturday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.

Odds

Notre Dame is listed as a 5-point home favorite with a -230 ML price tag. The total for this game is set at 134.5 points.

Injuries

Neither side has had any injuries listed in well over a month, so barring any last-minute announcements, both teams should come into this game at full strength.

Matchup history

The home team has won the last 6 meetings between these two teams after Boston College’s 70-63 win over Notre Dame back on January 3rd, 2023.

Trends

Boston College is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall. Notre Dame is 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.

Pick

I get the case to be made for Boston College here, and I’ve made my pretty penny fading Notre Dame ATS this season, believe me. However, the Eagles I worry just don’t score enough to keep themselves in games like this on the road and although BC got the win in the first meeting, I think we’ll see an inspired effort in the rematch at Notre Dame. Especially with Mike Brey announcing that he’s stepping down at the end of the season, I’d think the players want to get the win for their coach the rest of the way more than ever. I’ll side with Notre Dame as I see the Irish winning this one by 7.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Notre Dame -5