Boston College vs. Notre Dame Pick
Will No. 19 Notre Dame continue its hot streak tonight when it plays host to Boston College at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Notre Dame is favored at home, as the Fighting Irish are getting odds of -16 points against Boston College. The over/under total for the game is listed at 151.5 points. Notre Dame has won eight straight over Boston College, including an 84-76 win at BC on Feb. 14. The Eagles covered in that loss as a 9.5-point underdog.
Notre Dame is on a five-game winning streak right now to move to 22-7 on the season and 11-5 in the ACC. The Fighting Irish have failed to cover in two of their last three, however, and are now 14-8-1 ATS on the season. ND is averaging 78.9 points per game on offense while allowing 69.3 on defense. When at home, the Irish put up 81.2 points per game while allowing just 65.6 on defense. Bonzie Colson is averaging 16.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game to lead the team while V.J. Beachem is adding 15.1 points per contest.
Boston College has lost 12 straight games coming into tonight and is now 9-20 overall and 2-14 in the ACC. The Eagles are also only 13-11 against the spread this season. BC is averaging 72.7 points per game on offense while the defense gives up 77.7 per game. When on the road, BC is putting up only 69 points per game while allowing 82.9. Jerome Robinson is averaging 19.4 points per game to lead the team while Ky Bowman is adding 14.5 points per contest.
It’s hard to imagine Notre Dame not winning today, but the key is for the Irish to find a way to win by such a large margin. They have only covered in two of their last five home games. Boston College is losing often, but the Eagles are still keeping within reason with most opponents. Of their last 10 games, they have only lost two by a margin of 16 points or more. Notre Dame is the better team, but the Irish still aren’t a polished team. I expect this game to be somewhat respectable.
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