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Louisville vs Boston College Pick & Preview: Tuesday, March 7th Betting Odds
Cardinals vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Louisville Cardinals at Boston College Eagles
- Where: Greensboro at Greensboro Coliseum
- Date: Tuesday, March 7th
- Betting Odds: Louisville +6, LOU +210 | BOSCOL -262 O/U 135.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Boston College, the Louisville Cardinals will be taking the floor for the 32nd time this season and have an overall record of 4-27. So far, the Cardinals have played 13 games on the road, with a record of 0-13. For the season, Louisville has been the underdog in 26 games, sitting with a mark of 3-23. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cardinals being +6 point underdogs.
Louisville will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer El Ellis who is averaging 17.71 points per game for the Cardinals. Ellis is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Cardinals’ offensive game plan is the play of Mike James who has hit 45.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.13 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Louisville this season, as they are currently ranked 318th in college basketball at 67.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cardinals’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.9%, placing them 420th in the NCAA.
The Boston College Eagles head into today’s game in what will be their 32nd game of the season, posting a record of 15-16. Currently, the Eagles have been the home team 20 times, sitting with a record of 11-9. The Eagles’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, Boston College has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 6-4.
Boston College’s leading scorer this season is Makai Ashton-Langford, who is averaging 12.1 points per contest. So far, Ashton-Langford has accounted for 17.07% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.38 rebounds per game and 2.83 assists. Jaeden Zackery is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 10.45 points per game. Between him and Zackery, they are accounting for 32.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Boston College this season, as they are currently ranked 336th in college basketball at 66.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.9%, placing them 419th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Boston College Eagles -6
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Boston College Eagles to pick up the win and cover the spread as -6 point betting favorites. Although Boston College as a team is just 297th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Cardinals’ defense. In addition, the Eagles have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -6 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Eagles to come out on top and cover.