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Syracuse vs Boston College Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Orange vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Syracuse Orange at Boston College Eagles
- Where: Chestnut Hill at Silvio Conte Forum
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Syracuse -2.5, SYRA -147 | BOSCOL +119 O/U 139.0
Through 23 games, the Syracuse Orange have an overall record of 13-10. On the road, the Orange will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 3-5. So far, the Orange have been favored 14 times, going 11-3 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Syracuse as -2.5 point favorites.
Syracuse will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Joseph Girard III who is averaging 16.57 points per game for the Orange. III 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 Orange’s offensive game plan is the play of Judah Mintz who has hit 43.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.43 points per game.
So far this season, Syracuse has put together a strong scoring offense at 77.4 points per game (48th). This strong figure has come despite the Orange playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 37.7% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Syracuse’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 45.0%
Boston College heads into this matchup having played 23 games and have an overall record sitting at 11-12. Currently, the Eagles have been the home team 16 times, sitting with a record of 10-6. So far, the Eagles have been the underdog 14 times, going 5-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Boston College’s leading scorer this season is Makai Ashton-Langford, who is averaging 12.95 points per contest. So far, Ashton-Langford has accounted for 17.99% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.1 rebounds per game and 2.29 assists. Jaeden Zackery is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 10.3 points per game. Between him and Zackery, they are accounting for 33.7% 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 +2.5
Our betting model for this contest between the Boston College Eagles and the Syracuse Orange has identified Boston College at +2.5 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 Syracuse 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 +2.5 point home underdogs.