Boston College Eagles vs Syracuse Orange NCAAB Betting prediction

Boston College Eagles vs Syracuse Prediction 1/10/2024

The Boston College Eagles (10-4) travel to face off against the Syracuse Orange (10-4) on Wednesday, January 10th. This game will be played at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse and televised on ACCN. Boston College is coming off a win in their previous game, while Syracuse is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Duke. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Boston College Eagles vs Syracuse Orange

The Boston College Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

After a 95-87 win over Georgia Tech, Boston College is 10-4 overall and 1-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. They are 3-1 on the road this season and have won two straight games away from home.

So far, the Eagles have been the underdog in five of their 14 games, going 3-2 in those contests. Their average scoring margin on the road is +4.5 compared to +8.7 at home.

Against the spread, Boston College has an even 7-7 record this season. On the road, they are 2-2 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Eagles have gone 3-2 vs. the spread this season and are 6-4 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Boston College is 10-3-1. So far, the average point total in their games is 153.4, which is 10.1 points lower than the average over/under line of 143.2. Today’s over/under line of 156.5 is higher than the average point total in their games, but in their last three games, the average scoring total is 166 points, and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 8-1-1.

The Syracuse Orange Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After a tough 86-66 loss to Duke, Syracuse will look to bounce back as they host Boston College. The Orange are 8-1 at home this season, and they have a home average margin of +9.3. Syracuse has won five straight games at home, and they are a perfect 9-0 when favored.

So far this season, Syracuse has gone 10-4 overall, including a 1-2 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play. They have gone 9-2 in non-conference games compared to 2-3 on the road.

As the favorite this season, Syracuse has gone 5-4 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4 vs. the spread. At home this year, the Orange are 4-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Syracuse games is 7-7. The average scoring total in their games this year is 149 points, which is just below the average OU line of 149.5. This season, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line of 156.5. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 152 points.

Boston College Offense Breakdown

Boston College recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 95 points against Georgia Tech. This output exceeded their season average of 80.4 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Eagles offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 21.7 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.

Quinten Post (F) 18.1 7.8 3.4
Claudell Harris Jr. (G) 15.5 3.2 1.9
Jaeden Zackery (G) 12.1 3.2 4.4

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

The Syracuse offense is coming off a game where they scored 66 points against Duke. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.6% and connected on 4 threes. Leading Syracuse in scoring vs. Duke was Maliq Brown with his 26 points. Judah Mintz also added 18 points for the Orange.

Judah Mintz (G) 19.1 3.0 3.9
J.J. Starling (G) 11.6 3.8 2.7
Chris Bell (F) 10.3 2.1 0.8

Boston College Team Defense

The Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 193rd nationally, allowing an average of 72.9 points per contest. Boston College’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Georgia Tech offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 87 points.

Syracuse Team Defense

On the defensive side, Syracuse is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.5 points per game. In today’s game vs. Boston College, the Syracuse defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Syracuse made 16 free-throws vs. the Orange.

Eagles vs Orange Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Boston College has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 77 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Orange have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 74 points per game in this stretch.
  • The Eagles have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
  • The Orange have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.

Eagles vs Orange Prediction

The Orange is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 75-67. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Orange at -4.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 156.5, and our model projects the Eagles and Orange to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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