Miami Hurricanes (11-13) vs. Boston College Eagles (12-11) (TV: ESPNU)
February 17, 2019 6:00 PM ET (Silvio Conte Forum)
Spread: Miami -2.5 Over/under: 138.5
The Boston College Eagles will host the Miami Hurricanes in an ACC Conference matchup. Both these teams have struggled this season as Miami is 11th and Boston College is 10th in the ACC. Boston College is lead by junior point guard Ky Bowman (20.0 ppg 7.7 rpg 3.7 apg). Bowman is also a decent 37.9% 3 point shooter. Bowman is a talented scorer capable of getting into a rhythm and leading his team with high scoring numbers. Just this season, Bowman has had scoring games of 44, 38, and 37 points. If Bowman can get hot then Boston College will have a better chance to win.
Besides Bowman, Boston College features 3 other players that average at least 13.6 ppg. Freshman guard, Wynston Tabbs (13.9 ppg 3.9 rpg 2.7 apg) provides a solid secondary option on the perimeter. But, Bowman will be the key in this one as the team generally follows his lead. Miami is lead by sophomore guard, Chris Lykes (17.1 ppg 2.6 rpg 3.3 apg) who will likely be matched up against Bowman on the defensive end. Besides Lykes, Miami has 4 other players that average at least 10.7 ppg. Senior guard, Zach Johnson (12.8 ppg 3.0 rpg 2.3 apg) provides leadership and a decent perimeter option the team can trust.
Cover The Spread 365 Stats
Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Miami is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Miami is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Miami’s last 15 games on the road
Miami is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Boston College
Miami is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Boston College
Boston College Eagles
Boston College is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Boston College is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston College’s last 6 games
Boston College is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Boston College is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
Boston College is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston College’s last 6 games at home
This should be a close game as these teams are pretty evenly matched. Miami is coming off a 65-64 Wednesday night home win over Clemson. Zach Johnson made a clutch jumper to put Miami up 1 with 2 seconds left and seal the close win. Guards Dejan Vasiljevic and Chris Lykes lead the team with 22 and 21 points in the win. Boston College is coming off a Tuesday night home win over Pittsburgh, 66-57. Ky Bowman lead the team with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in the win. Both teams average around the same scoring clip with Boston College at 72.13 ppg and Miami at 72.79 ppg. Miami allows 70.58 ppg, while Boston College allows 72.26 ppg. With both teams evenly matched offensively and defensively this game could ultimately come down to late game execution.
Pick: Miami -2.5