holy cross vs boston college ncaab prediction

NCAAB Holy Crusaders vs Boston Eagles Prediction 12/8/2023

The Holy Cross Crusaders (2-7) travel to face off against the Boston College Eagles (6-3) on Friday, December 8th. This game will be played at Silvio Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill and televised on ACC. Both Holy Cross and Boston College will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Holy Cross Crusaders vs Boston College Eagles

The Holy Cross Crusaders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their upcoming 10th game of the season, Holy Cross enters with a 2-7 overall record. In their last ten games away from home, Holy Cross has a 3-7 record, which includes games from the previous season. As of today’s game, Holy Cross holds a 3-6 record against the spread (ATS). The team has gone 3-3 ATS on the road, while they are winless at 0-3 ATS at home.

In nine games, Holy Cross comes in with an over/under mark of 4-5-0, with their games averaging 141.9 points per game. The Crusaders’ last five games have culminated with an average of 139 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

The Boston College Eagles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into their 10th game of the season, Boston College has a 6-3 record. In away games, the Eagles are 2-1, while they are 3-2 at home. Heading into today’s game, Boston College has a 4-4 record against the spread this season. On the road, the Eagles are 1-2 vs. the spread, while at home they are 3-2 in that category.

In nine games, Boston College comes in with an over/under mark of 4-3-1, with their games averaging 146.8 points per game. When assessing the Eagles’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 151 points per game.

Holy Cross Offense Breakdown

The Crusaders’ offense wrapped up their last game with 67 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 64.3 points per contest. Offensively, the Crusaders hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 290th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 208th in terms of percentage and 200th in three-pointers made.

Joseph Octave (G) 15.9 6.4 1.3
Caleb Kenney (F) 9.2 4.4 1.2
Bo Montgomery (G) 9.1 4.7 3.4

Boston College Offense Breakdown

Boston College’s offense had a good outing, putting up 78 points against North Carolina State. They achieved a 43.3% field goal percentage and went 14/26 from the free-throw line. Quinten Post is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 20 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Jaeden Zackery brings a PPG average of 12.3 into the game.

Quinten Post (F) 20.0 8.3 2.3
Jaeden Zackery (G) 12.3 3.2 4.9
Claudell Harris Jr. (G) 13.5 3.2 1.0

Holy Cross Team Defense

At present, the Crusaders’ defense is nationally ranked 218th, allowing 77.6 points per game. So far, the Holy Cross defense is giving up an average of 9.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.8 times per game (421st).

Boston College Team Defense

At present, the Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 133rd, allowing 70.8 points per game. Against North Carolina State in their most recent game, the Boston College defense gave up a total of 84 points while allowing North Carolina State to hit 43% of their shots.

Crusaders vs Eagles Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Crusaders have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 66 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three home games, Boston College has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 76 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Crusaders have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 0-3.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Eagles have a strong record of 3-2. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 2-3.

Crusaders vs Eagles Prediction

In this Eagles vs. Eagles matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Eagles at -21.5. While we project the Eagles to win 77-66, our recommendation is to bet on the Crusaders for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 139.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the over.

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