Boston College (13-11, 4-8) vs. North Carolina State (18-8, 6-7)
NCAA Basketball: February 20, 2019 at 7 pm EST (PNC Arena)
Line and Odds: NC State -10.5 Over/Under 151.5
ESPN NCAAB Picks Boston College vs NC State
Boston College: Boston College looks to make it three straight wins on Wednesday when they head to Raleigh to take on the Wolfpack. Their last win came Sunday against Miami, 64-57. Guard Jordan Chatman led the Eagles with 17 points, and Nic Popovic also added 15 points and 14 rebounds. It was a monumental night for Chatman as well. The senior scored his 1,000th career point. Those were big nights for those two guys, especially with leading scorer Ky Bowman affected all night by flu-like symptoms. They limited him to just 6 points, but he added 8 rebounds and 8 assists and showed why he is the leader of this team. A performance like that where you continue to make a difference even though you aren’t scoring can be inspiring for other teammates. That inspiration is what BC needs to close out this season, as their tourney hopes have faded. And you cannot expect Bowman to have back to back off-nights, so look for him to get going as well.
NC State: NC state is searching for that signature stretch to point to, and believes this is the time as we approach the end of the season. They have had a tough stretch of games recently, and look to add more wins to their record in the coming games. They are referring to this as an easier stretch of games, and want to make a statement at home for the fans and a statement to propel their momentum. Their coach has continued to preach that they cannot look beyond this one game, no matter what their opposition’s record my look like. That’s a great message, as wins have not been guaranteed for this club at all this season. In their last game against Duke, they were defeated 94-78. NC State didn’t play a bad game by their standards, and yet we’re soundly defeated by the more talented Blue Devils. A good game could be seen as reason for optimism for this team. But if you can play one of your better games and still get beat by 16 points, that says something about your opponents, but it also says there is still room to improve your play as a team. NC State plays with more of a score by committee mentality. 4 players on their roster average over 10 points per game. It’s great because they don’t have to rely upon one guy every night, but instead make it a mission to get every guy involved the best way they can.
CoverTheSpread 365 Trends
Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Boston College is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Boston College is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston College’s last 5 games
Boston College is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Boston College is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston College’s last 5 games on the road
Wolfpack are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games.
Under is 4-0 in Wolfpack last 4 home games.
Over is 13-6 in Wolfpack last 19 Wednesday games.
North Carolina State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
North Carolina State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
North Carolina State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
North Carolina State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina State’s last 7 games at home
North Carolina State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Boston College
ESPN NCAAB Scores NC State vs Boston College
Prediction: This game should be a good one. Expect NC State’s defense and the hostile crowd to give Boston College problems all night, maybe even have BC down a bit. But I expect the ending of this game to go the Eagle’s way. Boston College wins a tough one on the road.
Pick: Boston College (+10.5)