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North Carolina State vs Boston College Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds

Wolfpack vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: North Carolina State Wolfpack at Boston College Eagles
  • Where: Chestnut Hill at Silvio Conte Forum
  • Date: Saturday, February 11th
  • Betting Odds: North Carolina State -6.5, NCST -305 | BOSCOL +240 O/U 140.0

Wolfpack Preview:

The North Carolina State Wolfpack head into today’s game in what will be their 26th game of the season, posting a record of 19-6. So far, the Wolfpack have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 4-5. This season, North Carolina State has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 15-1. For today’s contest, North Carolina State has a betting line set -6.5 points in their favor.

North Carolina State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Terquavion Smith who is averaging 18.52 points per game for the Wolfpack. Smith 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 Wolfpack’s offensive game plan is the play of Jarkel Joiner who has hit 41.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.76 points per game.

On offense, North Carolina State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 25 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 39.25% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Eagles Preview:

Boston College heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-13. So far this season, Boston College has played 17 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-7. For the season, Boston College has been the underdog in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 6-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Eagles being +6.5 point underdogs.

Boston College’s leading scorer this season is Makai Ashton-Langford, who is averaging 12.7 points per contest. So far, Ashton-Langford has accounted for 17.57% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.35 rebounds per game and 2.83 assists. Jaeden Zackery is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 10.04 points per game. Between him and Zackery, they are accounting for 32.7% 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 +6.5

Our betting model for this contest between the Boston College Eagles and the North Carolina State Wolfpack has identified Boston College at +6.5 as today’s best bet. Although the Eagles are the betting underdogs, we like how they have been performing vs the spread at home. Over the school’s last 10 home games, they have a record of 6-4 vs the spread. Although North Carolina State 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 +6.5 point home underdogs.