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Wake Forest vs. Boston College - 1/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston College at Wake Forest
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
Location
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
The Line
Boston College Eagles PK -- Over/Under: 147.5
TV Channel
ESPN3
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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston College Eagles and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet in an ACC college basketball matchup from the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.

The Boston College Eagles will look to build on an 87-82 win over Florida State in their last outing. Ky Bowman led the Eagles with an impressive 37 points on 13 of 18 shooting from the field with 6 threes and a team-high 9 rebounds while Jordan Chatman added 17 points with 5 threes and Wynston Tabbs added 12 points to wound out the trio of double-digit scorers for the Eagles in the win. Nik Popovic added 9 points with 6 rebounds and a share of the team-high with 4 assists along with a pair of steals while Steffon Mitchell had 5 points with 8 boards, 4 assists, a pair of steals and 3 blocks. Bowman leads Boston College with an average of 20.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Boston College is averaging 74.9 points per game on 44.5% shooting from the field, 32.1% from behind the arc and 70.2% from the foul line this season.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will look to rebound after a 68-45 loss to Virginia in their last outing. Brandon Childress led the Demon Deacons with 12 points on 4 of 12 shooting with 3 threes, 6 rebounds and 3 assists while Olivier Sarr added 11 points with a team-high 8 rebounds as the only other Wake Forest player to score in double figures as well in the losing effort. Sharone Wright Jr. added 8 points with 3 steals while Torry Johnson added a team-high 4 assists as well in the losing effort. Childress leads Wake Forest with an average of 16.6 points and 4.1 assists per game while Jaylen Hoard leads the Demon Deacons in rebounding with 7.9 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Wake Forest is averaging 71.6 points per game on 41.5% shooting from the field, 31.8% from behind the arc and 72.1% from the foul line this season.

Boston College is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 34-16-1 in their last 51 conference games. Wake Forest is 11-24 ATS in their last 35 games overall and 7-18 ATS in their last 25 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 home games. Boston College is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

Considering that this game is so close to a pick ‘em, Wake Forest could be a logical choice here as the Demon Deacons are 6-3 SU at home compared to 1-3 SU on the road for Boston College this season. However, the Eagles have to be feeling confident after that win against Florida State, and the Eagles have not only had the upper hand ATS in this matchup, but the Eagles have also gone 4-0 ATS on the road this season. I think road games against Louisville, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame will have Boston College prepared for this one, so in a true toss-up game, I’ll side with Boston College here.

Pick:
Boston College PK

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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