Syracuse Orange (18-11) at Boston College Eagles (16-13)
NCAA Basketball: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 1 PM ET (Conte Forum)
Line and Odds: Syracuse -11 Over/Under 137.5
Free NCAA BB Pick Syracuse Orange vs Boston College Eagles
Expert Scouting Report: Syracuse Orange
Syracuse uses its length to bother opponents, but their patented zone defense has left them vulnerable on the offensive glass. The Orange has limited opponents to just 93.9 points per 100 possessions for the season (26th in the NCAA), but ACC teams have been scoring at a rate of 99.6 points per 100 possessions versus the Orange defense (7th in the ACC). Syracuse has forced turnovers on 22.1 percent of their defensive possessions (1st in the ACC) in league play, but they have also given up an offensive rebounding rate of 32.9 percent (14th in the ACC) so far this year.
Expert Scouting Report: BC Eagles
Boston College has turned the ball over on only 17.1 percent of their offensive possessions during the conference season (4th in the ACC), but have managed an effective field goal percentage of just 49.2 percent through their first nine ACC contests. They also rank near the bottom of the league in both offensive rebounding rate and free throw rate, which has limited their efficiency on the offensive end. This team is really just not super exciting. They do not do a lot of things well except keep the basketball in their hands on the offensive end.
Cover The Spread 365 Betting Trends
Syracuse is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
Syracuse is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Syracuse is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Boston College
Boston College is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Boston College is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Syracuse
Boston College is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Syracuse
Free NCAA BB Pick Boston College Eagles vs Syracuse Orange
The Eagles do not stand a chance here. The Orange are long on defense and play the zone well. Syracuse will be too much for Boston College all over the court. Take the Orange.
Expert Pick: Syracuse -11