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Clemson vs Boston College Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 31st Betting Odds
Tigers vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Clemson Tigers at Boston College Eagles
- Where: Chestnut Hill at Silvio Conte Forum
- Date: Tuesday, January 31st
- Betting Odds: Clemson -3.5, CLMSN -175 | BOSCOL +143 O/U 136.0
The Clemson Tigers will be looking to pick up their 23rd win of the season and are in the middle of a 3 game win streak. So far, the Tigers have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 5-3. This season, Clemson has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 15-2. For today’s contest, Clemson has a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.
Clemson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Hunter Tyson who is averaging 16.0 points per game for the Tigers. Tyson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of PJ Hall who has hit 51.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.29 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Clemson will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Tigers are ranked 180th at 71.7 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 578th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Clemson is close to the NCAA average at 36.3%.
Boston College will take the floor against the Tigers with an overall record of 10-12. So far this season, Boston College has played 15 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-6. For the season, Boston College has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 4-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Eagles being +3.5 point underdogs.
Boston College’s leading scorer this season is Makai Ashton-Langford, who is averaging 12.85 points per contest. So far, Ashton-Langford has accounted for 17.72% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.2 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists. Jaeden Zackery is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 10.18 points per game. Between him and Zackery, they are accounting for 33.2% of the team’s scoring.
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.
Free Spread Prediction: Boston College Eagles +3.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Clemson as the favorites with a line coming in at -3.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Boston College Eagles to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Clemson at 7.76 made 3’s per game compared to Boston College at 5.76. Look for Boston College to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Tigers.