Providence Friars vs. Boston College Eagles ATS Prediction

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The Providence Friars (6-2) will travel to Silvio O. Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles (6-1). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, and will air on ESPN2.

Providence Friars at Boston College Eagles Betting Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Eagles defeated the Sacred Heart Pioneers 81-73, while the Friars beat the Rhode Island Rams 59-50.

Providence played a nearly perfect game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.360 (above their season average of 0.254) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.410 (below their season average of 0.507). Rhode Island was 0.246 and 0.316, respectively, for those same stats. Boston College, on the other hand, dominated nearly every stat category in their game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.323 (above their season average of 0.321) and a turnover percentage of 9.8 (better than their season average of 14.8). Sacred Heart put up marks of 0.125 and 15.4, respectively, for those same stats. Wynston Tabbs had a solid performance for Boston College, finishing with 28 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Isaiah Jackson played a pivotal role for Providence with 13 points and nine rebounds.

The Friars won the sole contest between these two teams last year, 86-66. Providence had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.685 vs. 0.474). Boston College, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (13.1 vs. 15.1).

Boston College could struggle to create turnovers. Dating back to last season, Providence ranks 135th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 18.0 percent), while Boston College has forced the 95th-fewest turnovers (17.6 percent).

Providence at Boston College ATS Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Boston College, ATS Winner – Providence, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Boston College ranks 106th in three pointers attempted per game (23.4) while Providence ranks 272nd (19.1).
  • The Friars average 13.7 assists per game, which ranks 150th in the nation. The Eagles rank 189th in assists allowed per game (13.7).
  • The Friars rank 108th in steals per game (6.7) while the Eagles rank 268th (5.0).
  • Boston College ranks 83rd in rebounds per game (37.4) while Providence ranks 208th in rebounds allowed per game (35.9).