notre dame vs boston college ncaab betting prediction

Notre Dame vs. Boston College Prediction 1/15/2024

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-10) travel to face off against the Boston College Eagles (10-6) on Monday, January 15th. This game will be played at Silvio Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill and televised on ESPNU. Both Notre Dame and Boston College will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Notre Dame enters this game against Boston College as a 7.5-point underdog. The Fighting Irish have lost three straight games and are 7-10 overall this season. In Atlantic Coast Conference play, Notre Dame is just 1-4.

On the road this season, the Fighting Irish are 1-3, with an average scoring margin of -10.5 points per game. For the season, they have been an underdog in nine of their 17 games, going 2-7 in those matchups.

Notre Dame has an overall ATS record of .500 at 8-8 this season. On the road, they have gone 3-1 vs. the spread, and their last 10 road ATS mark is 6-3. As the underdog, the Fighting Irish have gone 6-3 vs. the spread this season, and their last 10 games as the underdog have produced a mark of 7-3.

Notre Dame’s over/under record this season is 4-12 and the average scoring total in their games is 127.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 136 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (133.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-2.

The Boston College Eagles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After starting the season 9-2, Boston College has gone 1-4 in ACC play and has dropped two straight games. The Eagles have a record of 10-6 overall and are 7-3 at home this season. Their average scoring margin at home is +8.7 compared to -0.5 on the road.

Today, Boston College is favored by 7.5 points against Notre Dame. This season, the Eagles have been favored in nine of their 16 games and have gone 7-2 in those contests. In their last game, Boston College lost to Clemson by a score of 89-78.

Overall, Boston College has an ATS record of 7-8-1 this season. At home, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, the Eagles have gone 1-2 ATS, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 136 is lower than the average over/under line in Boston College’s games this season (144.2). This year, the over/under record in their games is 11-4-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 158 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 8-2.

Notre Dame Offense Breakdown

Most recently, the Notre Dame offense finished with just 58 points vs. Florida State. For the game, they hit 9/26 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 41.8%. In terms of offense, the Fighting Irish have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, putting them 364th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 367th in percentage and 221st in three-pointers made.

Markus Burton (G) 16.2 3.3 4.0
J.R Konieczny (G) 9.5 5.9 0.8
Braeden Shrewsberry (G) 8.3 2.4 0.9

Boston College Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Eagles’ offense tallied 78 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 78.9 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Quinten Post, who is averaging 16.9 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Claudell Harris Jr. also maintains a PPG average of 15.7 heading into game.

Quinten Post (F) 16.9 7.7 3.3
Claudell Harris Jr. (G) 15.7 2.9 1.8
Jaeden Zackery (G) 11.7 3.1 4.4

Notre Dame Team Defense

This season, the Notre Dame defense has been impressive, holding the 44th position in the country while permitting an average of 65.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.5 threes per game vs. Boston College. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.7%.

Boston College Team Defense

So far, the Eagles’ defense is ranked 210th in the country at 73.7 points per contest. Boston College’s three-point defense is currently 170th in the country at 7.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.1% of their shots vs. Boston College.

Fighting Irish vs Eagles Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Notre Dame has an ATS record of 2-0 while averaging 61 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Eagles offense has averaged 77 points per game while allowing an average of 81. Boston College posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-1-1 ATS.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Fighting Irish have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-1.
  • 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.

Fighting Irish vs Eagles Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Eagles vs. Eagles game, our recommendation is to take the Eagles at -7.5. Despite our model showing the Eagles winning 74-69, we like Fighting Irish as our point-spread pick.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 136, and our model projects the Fighting Irish and Eagles to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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