The Fighting Irish and Eagles are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. The Eagles will host the game at Silvio Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA. The over/under for this game is set at 136 points, and the Eagles are the home favorites against the Fighting Irish in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH VS BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +7.5
This game will be played at Silvio Conte Forum at 7:00 ET on Monday, January 15th.
WHY BET THE NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Eagles.
- Even though we have Boston College winning straight-up, we like Notre Dame at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Do the Fighting Irish Have What it Takes on the Road?
Notre Dame enters this game as a 7.5-point underdog, and they have gone 2-7 as the underdog this season. They are also 1-3 on the road this year, and their average scoring margin on the road is -10.5 points per game. The Fighting Irish have lost three straight games, and their record in their last 10 road games is 2-8. So far this season, they are 7-10 overall and 1-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
In their most recent game, Notre Dame lost to Florida State by a score of 67-58. Over their last five road games, the Fighting Irish have gone 2-3, and they are 6-6 in non-conference games. So far, they have been the underdog in nine of their 17 games.
Notre Dame enters this game with an ATS record of 8-8 this season. On the road, the Fighting Irish have gone 3-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Notre Dame has an ATS mark of 7-3.
Today’s over/under line of 136 is higher than the average over/under line in Notre Dame’s games this season (133.8). So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-2.
In their most recent game, the Notre Dame offense concluded with only 58 points against Florida State. Throughout the game, they made 9/26 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 41.8%. The team’s scoring leader is Markus Burton, who holds an average of 16.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, J.R Konieczny is averaging 9.5 points per game this season.
So far, the Fighting Irish’s defense is ranked 44th in the country at 65.2 points per contest. Notre Dame’s three-point defense is currently 100th in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.7% of their shots vs. Notre Dame.
Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Boston College?
After starting the season 9-2 in non-conference play, Boston College has struggled in Atlantic Coast action, going just 1-4 so far. Their overall record is 10-6, and they come into this game on a two-game losing streak.
At home, the Eagles are 7-3 this season, and they are 7-2 when favored. For the year, Boston College has been favored in nine of their 16 games.
As the favorite this season, Boston College has gone 4-5 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles have an ATS mark of 5-5. At home, BC is 5-5 vs. the spread this year and their ATS record over their last three home games is 1-2.
So far this season, Boston College’s over/under record is 11-4-1. The average over/under line in their games is 144.2, and their games have had an average of 152.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 136 is lower than the average OU line in their games, and their games have had an average of 158 points over their last three and five games.
The Boston College offense is coming off a game in which they scored 78 points vs. Clemson. Overall their field goal percentage was 50.8% while connecting on 10 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 15.7 into the game.
On defense, Boston College is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.7 points per game. Against Clemson in their most recent game, the Boston College defense gave up a total of 89 points while allowing Clemson to hit 54% of their shots.