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Boston College vs. Syracuse - 1/30/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Syracuse at Boston College
Date & Time Wednesday January 30, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Silvio Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
The Line
The Line: Boston College +3 -- Over/Under: 139.5
TV Channel
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The Syracuse Orange and Boston College Eagles meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Silvio Conte Forum.

The Syracuse Orange look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 71 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Tyus Battle is averaging 17.4 points and 3.2 rebounds while Elijah Hughes is averaging 14.8 points and 1.4 assists. Oshae Brissett is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Howard is grabbing two rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Syracuse Orange have won three of their last four road games.

The Boston College Eagles could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Boston College Eagles are averaging 74.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Ky Bowman is averaging 20.5 points and 3.6 assists while Nik Popovic is averaging 13.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. Wynston Tabbs is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Chatman is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Boston College Eagles are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston College Eagles are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Boston College Eagles have won five of their last eight home games.

The Orange are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Atlantic Coast and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Orange are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Eagles last 7 overall. The under is 11-5 in Orange last 16 overall.

The home team has won four straight and six of the last eight meetings between Boston College and Syracuse. The Syracuse Orange have had some issues scoring the basketball as of late and are coming off an absolute beatdown loss to the Virginia Tech Hokies. The Boston College Eagles have put together back-to-back victories, which includes a home win over Florida State when they were seven-point underdogs. When you combine Syracuse's recent offensive issues with Boston College allowing just 40.1 percent shooting at home, you see value in the free bucket with the Eagles. Boston College has gained confidence off its last two games. This all of a sudden has become a winnable game for BC.

Boston College +3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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