Boston College at Georgia Tech
|Date & Time||Saturday March 2, 2019, 6:29 PM (EST)|
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -1 -- Over/Under: 133
The Boston College Eagles will travel to McCamish Pavilion to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this Sunday night in College Basketball action.
The Boston College Eagles improved to 14-13 (5-10 ACC) on the season after defeating the Louisville Cardinals, 66-59, this past Wednesday. Boston College was outstanding defensively against the Cardinals and pulled away later after an 8-0 Eagles run gave Boston College a 61-53 lead with :43 seconds left in regulation. Boston College held Louisville to just 32.8% shooting from the field and 20.8% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Eagles was Ky Bowman who had a double-double with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals.
On the season, Boston College is averaging 71.7 ppg on 43.5% shooting from the field. The Eagles are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game on 32.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Boston College has been led by Ky Bowman (19.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.3 spg), Wynston Tabbs (13.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.1 spg), Nik Popovic (13.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.1 apg), and Jordan Chatman (13.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.9 apg).
Defensively, Boston College is allowing their opponents to average 72.0 ppg on 41.5% shooting from the field. The Eagles have a rebound margin of -0.3 and a turnover margin of -1.0.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 12-17 (4-12 ACC) on the season after being defeated by the 2nd ranked Virginia Cavaliers, 81-51, this past Wednesday. Georgia Tech was overmatched by the talented Cavaliers and couldn’t fight back after they went into halftime trailing by a 41-22 margin. Georgia Tech shot just 37.5% from the field and 29.4% from beyond the arc while allowed Virginia to shoot 55.6% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets was Jose Alvarado who had 12 points, 4 assists, and 1 steal.
On the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 64.7 ppg on 43.1% shooting from the field. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 5.5 three-pointers per game on 30.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Georgia Tech has been led by Jose Alvarado (12.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.8 spg), James Banks III (9.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 2.5 bpg), Michael Devoe (9.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.4 spg), and Curtis Haywood II (5.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 spg).
Defensively, Georgia Tech is holding their opponents to an average of 66.0 ppg on 39.8% shooting from the field. The Yellow Jackets have a rebound margin of -2.4 and a turnover margin of -1.4.
The Eagles are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss, however, are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Boston College has lost 6 of their last 9 games and come into this match-up ranked T-208th in scoring offense, 190th in scoring defense, and 66th in defensive FG%.
Georgia Tech has lost 9 of their last 10 games and although their defense has been solid as they rank 47th in scoring defense & 19th in defensive FG%, the Yellow Jackets have struggled offensively as they rank just 330th in scoring offense.
Boston College is the better team in this one, however, the Eagles have really struggled on the road in ACC play this season as they come into this game with just a 1-7 record. Georgia Tech has a 10-7 record at home and as I think their defense will be able to slow down Ky Bowman, I think Georgia Tech does enough to cover this small spread.