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Syracuse vs. Boston College - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston College at Syracuse
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Carrier Dome
Syracuse, New York
The Line
Syracuse Orange -11 O/U: 139.5
TV Channel
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The Boston College Eagles and the Syracuse Orange will meet up in college basketball action on Saturday.

Boston College enters this one with a 11-10 mark on the year. The Eagles have dropped their last three games, falling to Syracuse, Notre Dame and Duke in succession over that time.

In the loss to the Blue Devils, Boston College’s Jordan Chatman led the team on 16 points. Nik Popovic added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles in that one, and Ky Bowman tallied 11 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Over on the Syracuse side, they’re 16-7 this year. The Orange had won consecutive games versus Boston College and Pittsburgh, but dropped their last game Tuesday versus Florida State.

In the loss to the Seminoles, Syracuse’s Tyus Battle topped the team scorers on 23 points, two rebounds and two assists. Elijah Hughes added 17 points for the Orange there, and Oshae Brissett managed 16 points with 12 rebounds.

The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Boston College is 5-1 ATS in their last six road games versus a team with a winning home record and the under is 5-2 in their last seven road games.

Meanwhile, the Orange are 4-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up loss and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 overall. Syracuse is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 versus the ACC and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.

Believe it or not, Boston College entered halftime with a 30-28 edge on Duke in that hostile road game. The Eagles managed a 52-25 deficit the rest of the way however, so interpret that any way you wish. Still, Boston College has been competitive lately, and really that’s all you can ask from a team hovering around the .500 mark.

Syracuse won the last matchup between these teams 77-71 in Boston, but even with the home lift the Orange will get here, I think the Eagles can stick around. I’m going with Boston College on the cover.

Boston College Eagles +11

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