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Nov 30, 7:15 PM | Conte Forum

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Boston College Eagles Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Conte Forum Wednesday as host Boston College looks to handle the Penn State Nittany Lions in NCAAB action.

The Nittany Lions will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Eagles are 2-2 ATS. Penn State is 1-3 on the totals; Boston College is 2-2.

View Penn State vs Boston College Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Boston College opened as 3-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 320-ranked Eagles and the No. 183-rated Nittany Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-51 win for the Nittany Lions on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston College's No. 317-ranked offense, averaging 58.5 PPG, against a Nittany Lions defense that ranks No. 96 at 62.7 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 37.5% so far, almost the same as the Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.5% per game.

Defensively, Penn State features the nation's No. 99-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Boston College, meanwhile, comes in at No. 325 nationally in scoring at home.

Penn State lost its last outing, a 65-47 result against Saint Joseph's on November 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Billy Oliver scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Nittany Lions to a win (they lost 65-47 to Saint Joseph's at Hagan Arena on Saturday).

Boston College lost its last outing, a 75-57 result against New Mexico on November 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point underdog. Drew Gordon scored 21 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for New Mexico on Sunday, leading the Lobos to a 75-57 victory over Boston College at Anaheim Convention Center.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-1
Before playing Mississippi are 1-0
After playing Saint Joseph's are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston University are 2-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Nittany Lions at Eagles trends to consider:
Penn State is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Boston College is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home
Boston College is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Penn State home to Mississippi, Sunday, December 4
Boston College home to Boston University, Saturday, December 3

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