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Louisville vs. Boston College - 1/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston College at Louisville
Date & Time Wednesday January 16, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, Kentucky
The Line
The Line: Louisville -12 -- Over/Under: 143.5
TV Channel
ACC
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The Boston College Eagles and Louisville Cardinals meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the KFC Yum! Center.

The Boston College Eagles could use a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Boston College Eagles are averaging 74.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Ky Bowman is averaging 20.3 points and eight rebounds while Wynston Tabbs is averaging 14.1 points and 2.7 assists. Nik Popovic is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Chatman is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Boston College Eagles are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston College Eagles are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Boston College Eagles have lost two of their last three road games.

The Louisville Cardinals look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 80 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Jordan Nwora is averaging 17.3 points and eight rebounds while Christen Cunningham is averaging 10.6 points and 3.5 assists. Dwayne Sutton is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Enoch is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Louisville Cardinals have won nine of their last 10 home games.

The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Cardinals are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win. The over is 27-9-1 in Eagles last 37 vs. Atlantic Coast. The under is 7-3 in Cardinals last 10 overall.

The Boston College Eagles are shooting just 40.8 percent from the field during this losing stretch while being outscored by an average of nearly eight points. The Louisville Cardinals are starting to heat up with the thick of the ACC schedule arriving, and they're shooting 47 percent from the field while outscoring teams by an average of 15.5 points at home this season. The Boston College Eagles are an impressive 5-0 ATS in non-home games this season, but I'm not sure I trust that offense is capable of serving Louisville on the road. I'm leaning toward the Cards in a blowout home victory, but there's much better options on Wednesday's card. 

Pick:
Louisville Cardinals -12

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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