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College basketball point spread favors Tigers in battle with Eagles

Clemson TigersBoston College Eagles
9-3January 04, 2014, 04:00 | Conte Forum4-10

The Boston College Eagles will hit the floor running against the visiting Clemson Tigers Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Boston College battles the Tigers, currently sitting with a 9-3 mark (5-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-5 for the Eagles and 3-4 for the Tigers.

View Clemson Tigers vs Boston College Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Eagles in this one found them listed as 2-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Tigers was expected to move the line.

This game matches up the No. 217 (Eagles) and the No. 52 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Boston College was a 73-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Harvard. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Ryan Anderson scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 73-58 to Harvard at Lavietes Pavilion on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston College has the nation's No. 162-rated offensive output, at 72.14 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 1 allowing on average 52.75 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 44.99% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.84% per game.

A few Tigers at Eagles trends to consider:
Clemson is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Clemson is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Clemson is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Clemson is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Boston College
Boston College is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Boston College is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Clemson
Boston College is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Clemson
Boston College is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Clemson

Next up:
Clemson home to Florida State, Thursday, January 9th
Boston College at Virginia Tech, Saturday, January 11th