Notre Dame vs. Boston College Pick
Can No. 25 Notre Dame go on the road and take care of business against Boston College when the two meet tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Notre Dame is favored on the road, as the Fighting Irish are getting odds of -10.5 points against Boston College. The over/under total for the game is listed at 149.5 points. Notre Dame has won seven straight in this series while covering the spread in the last three. These two have yet to meet this season.
Notre Dame has won two straight coming into today, including an 84-72 win over Florida State this weekend. The Irish are now 19-7 overall and 8-5 in the ACC. They have also covered the spread in three straight to get to 13-6-1 ATS on the season. ND is putting up 79.2 points per game on offense while allowing 69.3 on defense. When on the road, the Irish average just 72.8 on offense and give up 73 on defense. Bonzie Colson is leading the team with 16.7 points and 10.8 rebounds per game while three others average 14 points per game.
Boston College has lost nine straight to drop to 9-17 on the season and 2-11 in the ACC. The Eagles have also failed to cover the spread in three straight and now are at 12-9 against the spread on the season. BC averages 72.5 points per game on offense while the defense allows 75.9 per contest. Jerome Robinson is leading the team with 19.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest. Ky Bowman is adding 13.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest.
Notre Dame has been a streaky team. The Irish have won two straight, but both were at home, after losing four straight. They have dropped three straight on the road, including a loss at Georgia Tech in which it was a 6.5-point favorite. I think that Notre Dame will win, but it will be a struggle with it being on the road.
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