Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Eagles and Fighting Irish. The game is starting at 12:00 ET on ESPNU, and it’s hosted by the Fighting Irish at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, IN. Get ready to place your bets! Boston College is favored by -2.5 in this Atlantic Coast conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 133.5 points.
BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES VS NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH BETTING PICK
The Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +2.5
This game will be played at Purcell Pavilion at 12:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Fighting Irish.
- Not only will Notre Dame pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Does Boston College Have What it Takes on the Road?
After losing their last game to Virginia Tech, Boston College is looking to get back on track. The Eagles have gone 11-8 overall, including a 2-6 record in ACC play. On the road, Boston College is 3-4 this season.
Over their last 10 games, the Eagles have gone 5-5 on the road. So far, they have been favored in 10 games and have gone 8-2 in those contests.
As the favorite, Boston College has gone 4-6 vs. the spread this season and they are just 1-4 vs. the spread as the favorite in their last five games. On the road, the Eagles have an ATS mark of 2-3-2 this year and their ATS record on the road vs. the spread in their last three games is 0-1-2.
This season, the over/under record for Boston College games is 11-7-1, and today’s over/under line of 133.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (144.5). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 136 points. In their last five games, the over/under record is 1-4 with an average scoring total of 140 points, and in their last 10 games, the over/under record is 6-4 with an average scoring total of 152 points.
The Boston College offense is coming off a game in which they scored 71 points vs. Virginia Tech. Overall their field goal percentage was 50% while connecting on 6 threes. Quinten Post is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.9 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Claudell Harris Jr. brings a PPG average of 14.4 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Boston College defense is giving up an average of 73.2 points per contest. So far, the Boston College defense is giving up an average of 7.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.6 times per game (376th).
Can the Fighting Irish Hold Strong at Home?
Notre Dame enters tonight’s game against Boston College as a 2.5-point underdog. The Fighting Irish are 7-12 overall this season and have dropped five straight games. In Atlantic Coast Conference play, they are just 1-6, compared to 6-6 in non-conference action.
So far this season, Notre Dame has gone 5-8 at home, compared to 1-4 on the road. They have lost their last four games at home, and their average scoring margin at home is -1.2 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, they are 4-6.
Notre Dame’s ATS record this season is 9-9, but they are just 5-8 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Fighting Irish have gone 7-3.
Notre Dame’s over/under record for the season is 4-14 and today’s line of 133.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (134.2). So far, 13 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 126 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.
The Fighting Irish’s offense finished with 61 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 62.7 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Fighting Irish have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, putting them 373rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 359th in percentage and 209th in three-pointers made.
At present, the Fighting Irish’s defense is nationally ranked 39th, allowing 65.5 points per game. Against Miami (FL) in their most recent game, the Notre Dame defense gave up a total of 73 points while allowing Miami (FL) to hit 37% of their shots.