Boston College at Clemson
|Date & Time||Saturday February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM (EST)|
Clemson, South Carolina
The Line: Clemson -11 -- Over/Under: 133.5
The Boston College Eagles and Clemson Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Littlejohn Coliseum.
The Boston College Eagles could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Boston College Eagles are averaging 72.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Ky Bowman is averaging 19.3 points and four assists while Wynston Tabbs is averaging 13.9 points and 3.9 rebounds. Nik Popovic is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Chatman is grabbing two rebounds. The Boston College Eagles are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston College Eagles are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Boston College Eagles have lost five of their last six road games.
The Clemson Tigers could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 69.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Marcquise Reed is averaging 18.7 points and three assists while Elijah Thomas is averaging 13.1 points and 7.7 rebounds. Shelton Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Aamir Simms is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Clemson Tigers have won four of their last five home games.
The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Tigers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Eagles are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Clemson and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 overall.
The Boston College Eagles certainly have their struggles, but they're an impressive 8-2 ATS on the road this season and 8-4 ATS when an underdog. The Clemson Tigers don't have the offensive firepower to blow teams out most nights and they're just 3-6 ATS this season when a double-digit favorite. Clemson is averaging just 61.4 points in its last five games and is 6-8 ATS at home this season. The numbers along with BC covering a boatload of road games suggest taking the Eagles and the points is probably the right play in this contest.