Providence Friars visit Boston College Eagles in college basketball clash
Providence Friars vs Boston College Eagles Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Providence when they take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
Boston College will face the 8-2 Friars, who own a 4-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 4-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Friars are 2-2 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Friars odds would favor the Friars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston College is rated No. 281 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Providence is at No. 76. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-64 win for the Friars.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Friars is ranked No. 49 in NCAA hoops at 39.3 per game. Contrast that with Boston College’s No. 219 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Boston College is the No. 143-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Providence rates No. 246 at 5.4 per game.
Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 275-rated defense on the road, allowing 77 points per game. Boston College, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.
Providence won its last outing, a 79-45 result against Colgate on December 18. The battle between the Friars and Red Raiders didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Colgate was handed a 79-45 defeat on Tuesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.
Last time out for Boston College, they were a 61-59 winner as they battled New Hampshire at home. Boston College got 23 points and 19 rebounds from Ryan Anderson en route to a 61-59 victory over New Hampshire on Sunday at Conte Forum.
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Brown are 6-4
After playing Colgate are 0-1
After a win are 7-3
Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Holy Cross are 8-2
After playing New Hampshire are 5-2
After a win are 3-7
A few Friars at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Providence's last 6 games on the road
Providence is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston College
Providence is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Boston College is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston College is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Providence
Boston College is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Providence
Boston College is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Providence
Providence home to Brown, Friday, December 28
Boston College home to Holy Cross, Saturday, December 29