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Clemson Tigers take on Eagles in college basketball test

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Jan 12, 7:00 PM | Conte Forum

Clemson Tigers vs Boston College Eagles Odds


Boston College will look to improve on its 5-10 record on Thursday when they host Clemson in NCAAB odds action at Conte Forum.

Boston College battles the Tigers, currently sitting with a 9-6 mark (3-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-6 for the Eagles and 4-6 for the Tigers.

View Clemson vs Boston College Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Boston College sat as 8.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 311-ranked Eagles and the No. 121-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-56 win for the Tigers on Thursday.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston College's No. 300-ranked offense, averaging 61.7 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 14 at 57.6 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 41.5% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Defensively, Clemson features the nation's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.8 points per game. Boston College, meanwhile, comes in at No. 313 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Clemson was a 79-59 winner at home against Florida State. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. The Tigers blew out Florida State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 79-59 win at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Last time out for Boston College, they were an 83-60 loser as they battled North Carolina on the road. They covered in the match as a 31-point underdog. Boston College was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by North Carolina and falling by an 83-60 score at Dean Smith Center.

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Duke are 8-2
After playing Florida State are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After playing North Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Tigers at Eagles trends to consider:
Clemson is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Clemson is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Clemson is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston College
Boston College is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Clemson
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston College's last 10 games when playing Clemson
Boston College is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Boston College is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Clemson

Next up:
Clemson home to Duke, Sunday, January 15
Boston College home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, January 14