Fairfield Stags at Boston College Eagles Betting Prediction 12/16/18

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The Fairfield Stags (2-8) will travel to Silvio O. Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles (7-2). The game starts at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 16, 2018, and will air on ACC Network.

Fairfield Stags vs. Boston College Eagles ATS Odds

In their last game, the Eagles easily got past the Milwaukee Panthers, 73-53, while the Stags lost big to the 24th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers, 90-57.

Boston College dominated nearly every facet of the contest. They had a free throw rate of 0.429 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.9. For those same stats, Milwaukee had marks of 0.138 and 27.1, respectively. Fairfield, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (15.8 vs. 16.5). Ky Bowman played well for Boston College, putting up 19 points and eight rebounds. Jonathan Kasibabu was a key piece for Fairfield with 14 points.

Neftali Alvarez and Landon Taliaferro have played well over the last five games for Fairfield. Alvarez has averaged 0 points per game, while Taliaferro has put up 0 points a game during that span.

The physical Boston College offense could be getting to the foul line a lot in this battle. Since last season, the Eagles rank sixth in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.252, while Fairfield ranks 341st in FTA rate allowed (0.277).

Fairfield at Boston College Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Boston College, ATS Winner – Boston College, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Boston College ranks 30th in rebounds per game (37.6) while Fairfield ranks 275th (33.3).
  • The Eagles average 13.9 assists per game, which ranks 142nd in the NCAA. The Stags rank 176th in assists allowed per game (13.1).
  • Boston College is seventh in the nation with 5.3 steals allowed per game while Fairfield is 15th with 5.7 steals allowed per game.
  • The Stags rank 44th in three pointers allowed per game (20.6) while the Eagles rank 251st (24.8).
  • Boston College ranks 25th in blocks allowed per game (3.0) while Fairfield ranks 183rd (3.1).