Boston College Eagles vs Louisville NCAAB Betting Prediction

Boston College Eagles vs Louisville Prediction 3/9/2024

The Boston College Eagles (16-14) travel to face off against the Louisville Cardinals (8-22) on Saturday, March 9th. This game will be played at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville and televised on CW. Boston College is coming off a win in their previous game, while Louisville is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Virginia Tech. Tip-off is set for 5:30 ET.

Boston College Eagles vs Louisville Cardinals

The Boston College Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

After defeating Miami (FL) 67-57, Boston College is 16-14 overall and 7-12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. On the road, the Eagles are 5-7 compared to their 11-7 record at home this season.

As the favorite, Boston College is 12-3 this season, and it has gone 4-6 in its last 10 road games. So far, the Eagles have been favored in 15 of their 30 games.

When looking at Boston College’s ATS record this season, they are currently 12-16-2. In their 30 games, they have been the favorite in 15 of them and have gone 8-7 vs. the spread in those contests. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-6-2, and in their last 10 games as the favorite, they have a 5-5 ATS record.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line of 145 for Boston College’s games this season. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 139 points.

The Louisville Cardinals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, Louisville has gone 7-12, and they have lost their last three games. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone just 2-8. As an underdog this season, the Cardinals are 2-19, and their average scoring margin at home is -3.6 points per game.

Overall, Louisville has gone 8-22 this season, and they are currently on a six-game losing streak. In Atlantic Coast Conference play, they have gone 3-16, and their record this season as the underdog is 2-19.

As the underdog this season, Louisville has gone 9-11-1 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record is 12-16-2. At home, the Cardinals have an ATS mark of 7-10-2, and their ATS record over their last three home games is 0-3.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in Louisville’s games this season (147.7). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points, which is slightly below today’s over/under line.

Boston College Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Boston College offense put up 67 points against Miami (FL). They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40.7% and made 10 threes. On the offensive front, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 119th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 75th in terms of percentage and 111st in three-pointers made.

Quinten Post (F) 16.8 8.0 2.9
Claudell Harris Jr. (G) 13.1 3.4 2.1
Jaeden Zackery (G) 11.5 3.1 4.2

Louisville Offense Breakdown

Compared to their season average of 71.9 points per game, Louisville struggled in their previous game. Against Virginia Tech, the Cardinals scored 64 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.5%. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield led the scoring for the Cardinals, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Mike James chipped in with 16 points.

Mike James (G) 13.1 5.1 1.4
Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (F) 12.7 8.4 0.9
Tre White (G) 12.6 6.0 1.4

Boston College Team Defense

Currently, the Eagles’ defense holds the 220th rank in the nation, allowing 73.5 points per game. Against Miami (FL), the Eagles’ defense gave up 57 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Miami (FL) only made 7 free-throws.

Louisville Team Defense

The Cardinals’ defense is presently ranked 319th nationally, allowing an average of 79.0 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Louisville defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Virginia Tech knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 80 points.

Eagles vs Cardinals Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Boston College has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 71 points per game.
  • Across the Cardinals last ten home games, the team averaged 68 points per game while allowing 82. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 4-6, while going 1-9 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Louisville has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 1-9 straight up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Eagles have a straight up record of 8-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.

Eagles vs Cardinals Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +3.5, the Cardinals is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 150.5, and our model predicts the Eagles and Cardinals to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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