Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at Boston University Terriers Betting Prediction 12/21/18

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The Boston University Terriers (7-5) welcome the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (4-9) to Case Gym. The Wildcats can snap a seven-game road losing streak. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at Boston University Terriers ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Terriers barely escaped the Northeastern Huskies, 77-74, while the Wildcats lost big to the DePaul Blue Demons, 80-58.

The Terriers had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (37.1 vs. 24.2) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.542 vs. 0.500). Bethune-Cookman, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (17.1 vs. 15.6). Tyler Scanlon had a solid performance for Boston University with 16 points and eight rebounds. Bethune-Cookman rallied around Cletrell Pope, who recorded 11 points and nine rebounds.

The Terriers won the sole game between these two teams last year, 90-87. Boston University had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.741 vs. 0.583). Bethune-Cookman, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (17-21; 81.0 percent). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Looking at effective field goal percentage, Boston University should have a significant edge. The Terriers defense ranks 81st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.472), while the Bethune-Cookman offense is ranked 297th in effective field goal percentage (0.478).

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. Boston University Terriers Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Boston University, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Bethune-Cookman ranks 12th in rebounds per game (42.0) while Boston University ranks 153rd (35.3).
  • The Terriers rank 113th in assists per game (13.9) while the Wildcats rank 158th in assists allowed per game (14.3).
  • Bethune-Cookman averages 7.5 steals per game, which ranks 57th in the country. Boston University ranks 70th in steals allowed per game (5.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 77.6 points per game (5.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (6.2 below their season average).
  • The Terriers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.2, up from 4.5 for the season.