The DePaul Blue Demons (5-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they clash against the Boston College Eagles (4-1) at Silvio O. Conte Forum. Action gets underway at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
DePaul Blue Demons vs. Boston College Eagles Betting Preview
In the Blue Demons’ last matchup, they dismantled the Cornell Big Red, 75-54. Paul Reed was the game’s high scorer with 18 points on 9-for-12 shooting. DePaul dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.190 (matching their season average) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.2 (above their season average of 23.4). Cornell put up marks of 0.105 and 30.0, respectively, for those same stats.
The Eagles hope to maintain momentum after beating the Eastern Washington Eagles in their last game, 72-68. Boston College was led by Nik Popovic, who finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Boston College knocked down 19 of their 26 free throws (73.1 percent) and had a better turnover percentage (17.0 vs. 17.3).
Second-chance opportunities could be few and far between for Boston College in this matchup. Since the 2018-19 season, the Eagles rank 200th in offensive rebounding percentage (28.1 percent), while DePaul ranks 75th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.2 percent).
The Eagles won the only contest against the Blue Demons last season, 65-62. The Eagles played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.154 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.423. The Blue Demons were 0.085 and 0.394, respectively, for those same stats.
DePaul Blue Demons at Boston College Eagles Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Boston College, ATS Winner – DePaul, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Blue Demons rank 104th in steals per game (6.8) while the Eagles rank 129th in steals allowed per game (6.1).
DePaul ranks 48th in rebounds allowed per game (32.4) while Boston College ranks 295th (38.6).
The Eagles average 21.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 178th in the country. The Blue Demons rank 286th in three pointers allowed per game (25.3).
DePaul averages 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 87th in the nation. Boston College ranks 194th in assists allowed per game (13.6).