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Boston College vs Notre Dame Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Eagles vs Fighting Irish Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Boston College Eagles at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • Where: South Bend at Purcell Pavilion
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Boston College +5, BOSCOL +177 | ND -220 O/U 134.5

Eagles Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the Boston College Eagles are in the middle of a 4 game losing streak and have an overall record of 8-11. So far, the Eagles have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 0-5. For the season, Boston College has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 3-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Eagles being +5 point underdogs.

Boston College’s leading scorer this season is Makai Ashton-Langford, who is averaging 12.0 points per contest. So far, Ashton-Langford has accounted for 16.53% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.06 rebounds per game and 2.06 assists. Jaeden Zackery is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 10.68 points per game. Between him and Zackery, they are accounting for 33.0% of the team’s scoring.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Boston College this season, as they are currently ranked 336th in college basketball at 66.9 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 30.9%, placing them 419th in the NCAA.

Fighting Irish Preview:

Notre Dame will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Boston College in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. So far this season, Notre Dame has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-4. The Fighting Irish’s are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Notre Dame has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 8-6.

Nate Laszewski comes into today’s game as the Fighting Irish’s leading scorer at 13.32 points per contest. Not only has Laszewski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Notre Dame’s top rebounder at 7.53 boards per contest. Behind Laszewski, the team has benefited from the strong play of J.J. Starling, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.21 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.5% of his shots and is adding 2.79 boards per game.

Notre Dame comes into their matchup vs Boston College looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 162nd in college basketball at 72.5 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 38.0%. So far, 42.95% of the Fighting Irish’s shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 65.2 possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Boston College Eagles +5

Our betting model for this contest between the Boston College Eagles and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish has identified Boston College at +5 as today’s best bet. Although the Eagles are the betting underdogs, we like how they have been performing vs the spread at away. Over the school’s last 10 road games, they have a record of 6-4 vs the spread. Although Notre Dame has shot well from behind the arc this season, look for the Eagles’ defense to put the clamps down with their 3-point defense. Our recommendation is to jump on Boston College to cover as +5 point road underdogs.

 


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