BC at Notre Dame 1/12/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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BC Eagles vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
NCAAB: 12:00 PM EST
Jan. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : ND -5.5 Total 144
The Boston College Eagles visit Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana on Saturday to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Boston College fell to 9-5 on the season following an 83-56 loss to Virginia. The Eagles were led in the loss by Nik Popovic with 16 points and Ky Bowman with 15. Boston College fell behind at the half by 12 points cut it once to six but never really threatened during the second half.
Notre Dame fell to 10-5 on the season following its 72-62 loss to Syracuse last Saturday. T.J. Gibbs led the Irish in the loss with 18 points, while John Mooney posted a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds. A 10-1 spurt late in the game by Syracuse did the Irish in.
Ky Bowman leads the Eagles in scoring and assists with averages of 20.0 points and 3.5 assists per game. Steffon Mitchell leads BC in rebounding with an average of 8.5 per game. Four players average double figures in scoring for the Eagles. Boston College is shooting 44.5% from the field and 30.4% from 3-point territory.
TJ Gibbs is the team leader in scoring with an average of 14.7 points per game. John Mooney is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 12.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. With Rex Pfueger out injured, Gibbs leads Notre Dame in assists with an average of 3.9 per game. Notre Dame is shooting an average of 42.0% from the field and 34.6% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Boston College is 2-6 ATS in its last 8
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Eagles last 7
Notre Dame is 1-4 ATS in its last 5
The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Irish last 10
Free Betting Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -5.5
Notre Dame has covered the number in 6 of its last 7 head-to-head with Boston College. The home team (Notre Dame) has covered the number in 4 of the last 5 meetings. Boston College has failed to cover each of its last 5 following a loss straight up of 20 or more points. The Eagles have covered just 2 of the last 8 overall. Final Score Prediction, Notre Dame Fighting Irish wins and covers ATS 77-68.