College Basketball Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Boston College Eagles

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Boston College Eagles
Sunday, 2/16/14, 6:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread:  Boston College -1
Current Betting Line:  Boston College -2
Opening Total:  N/A
Current Total:  N/A
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 0-6 SU in true road games

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 0-6 SU in true road games

Notre Dame hasn’t won back-to-back games since Dec. 29-Jan. 4, as it comes off a 68-64 overtime victory over the Clemson Tigers as four-point home favorites Tuesday, while going OVER the betting total of 118.5.  The Fighting Irish have three probable starters averaging in double figures, with senior center Garrick Sherman leading the way at 14.3 points a contest, which is important to consider when making your college basketball betting picks.  The program is 2-6 SU all-time when playing on the road in this series.  Notre Dame is 2-8 SU and 6-4 ATS as underdogs this season, with the UNDER going 6-3 in that situation.

The Fighting Irish’ eight losses in ACC play have been by a combined 61 points, while their 12 total setbacks have been by a total of 86 points.  Notre Dame is led by the play of senior point guard Eric Atkins, who has scored in double figures in 10 of 12 conference games.  His 1,328 career points are the fourth-most among active ACC players.

Boston College has dropped seven of its last eight games, including a 74-71 decision to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as three-point road underdogs last Thursday, while going OVER the betting total for a fourth consecutive contest.  The Eagles have two probable starters averaging in double figures, with sophomore guard Olivier Hanlan leading the way at 18.2 points a contest.  He ranks third in the conference in scoring and put up 21 points in 35 minutes of action versus the Yellow Jackets last time out.  Boston College is 1-7 ATS at home during the 2013-14 campaign.

The Eagles have played one of the more difficult schedules in the country, which is important to consider when looking over the college basketball odds page, as all of their opponents are a combined 414-238 SU on the season.  Boston College has taken care of the ball recently—committing just 40 turnovers over its last six affairs.

Sports bettors will likely back the Fighting Irish due to the Eagles being 1-5 ATS in their last six home games versus teams with a losing road record.

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