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American vs Boston Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds
Eagles vs Terriers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: American Eagles at Boston Terriers
- Where: Boston at Case Gym
- Date: Wednesday, February 8th
- Betting Odds: American +1, AMERCN -104 | BOSTU -118 O/U 128.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Boston, the American Eagles will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 15-8. On the road, the Eagles will be playing their 13th game of the season, having gone 8-5. So far, the Eagles have been the underdog 11 times, going 7-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
American’s leading scorer this season is Matt Rogers, who is averaging 12.83 points per contest. So far, Rogers has accounted for 19.16% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.39 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists. Johnny O’Neil is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 10.86 points per game. Between him and O’Neil, they are accounting for 34.0% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for American this season, as they are currently ranked 414th in college basketball at 63.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 316th in the NCAA.
Boston will take the floor against the Eagles with an overall record of 11-14. So far this season, Boston has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-5. The Terriers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Boston has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 9-5.
Walter Whyte comes into today’s game as the Terriers’ leading scorer at 14.29 points per contest. Not only has Whyte been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boston’s top rebounder at 5.83 boards per contest. Behind Whyte, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jonas Harper, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.12 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.6% of his shots and is adding 1.76 boards per game.
Coming into today’s game, Boston will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Terriers are ranked 189th at 71.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 633rd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Boston is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.
Free Spread Prediction: Boston Terriers -1
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Boston Terriers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1 point betting favorites. Although Boston as a team is just 95th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Eagles’ defense. At -1 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Terriers to come out on top and cover.