The Providence Friars (4-1) will be at home in Dunkin Donuts Center when they square off against the Boston College Eagles (5-1). Providence opened as a 9-point favorite, while the games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 148.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Boston College Eagles vs. Providence Friars Betting Preview
The last time the Eagles played, they were victorious over the Colgate Raiders, 83-79. With 19 points, eight assists and six rebounds, Boston Colleges Ky Bowman put together a solid game. The Eagles knocked down 22 of their 30 free throws (73.3 percent) and held the Raiders to an effective field goal percentage of 0.493 (below their season average of 0.546).
The Friars will look to keep it rolling after barely hanging on to beat the Belmont Bruins in their last contest, 66-65. Providences Rodney Bullock played a key role with 15 points and eight rebounds. The Friars had a turnover percentage of 11.8 (better than their season average of 18.8) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.5 (above their season average of 29.6).
It could be a tough game for Providence on the offensive glass. Since last season, the Friars rank 270th in offensive rebounding percentage (27.1 percent), while Boston College ranks 14th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.7 percent).
These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. Games featuring Boston College have gone under 100.0 percent of the time, while Providence games have gone over 75.0 percent of the time. Both teams have outstanding straight up (SU) records (5-1 for Boston College; 4-1 for Providence), but the Friars have the edge against the spread (ATS). Providence is 1-3 ATS, while the Eagles are 1-1.
The Eagles won the only contest against the Friars last season, 79-67. Boston College made 11 of their 21 three pointers (52.4 percent), while Providence was 5-24 (20.8 percent).
Boston College Eagles at Providence Friars Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Providence, ATS Winner – Boston College, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Eagles rank 147th in three pointers attempted per game (21.5) while the Friars rank 243rd (19.0).
- Providence ranks 48th in assists allowed per game (11.6) while Boston College ranks 261st (14.9).
- The Friars average 6.7 steals per game, which ranks 108th in the NCAA. The Eagles rank 244th in steals allowed per game (7.0).
- Boston College ranks 134th in rebounds per game (36.4) while Providence ranks 264th (33.7).