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Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Boston College Eagles ATS Pick

Time: 6 PM EST Sunday February 16, 2014, ESPNU

Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

The Boston College Golden Eagles host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in an American Athletic Conference match up.

In their last games: Notre Dame beat Clemson 64-68 in 2 OT and Boston College lost to Georgia Tech 74-71.

In their win over Clemson Notre Dame did not shoot the ball well and they had more turnovers, but they got the W with their defense, which held Clemson to 34.3% shooting.

The Tigers shot the ball well in their loss to Georgia Tech, but their defense allowed the Yellow Jackets to shoot 53.8% from the floor.

If you haven’t wagered online then now it’s the time to get your feet wet before the college tourney’s start.

Two weeks ago on February 1 at Notre Dame the Fighting Irish were a 6.5 point favorite when they beat the Eagles 76-73 in OT.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

Boston College has lost 4 straight games and 7 of their last 8 and they are only 2-9 in AAC play.

In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over every time.

Boston College has to play good defense in this game, as they only rank 226th in the nation in scoring.

Notre Dame has only won 2 of their last 10 AAC games with one of those wins coming against Boston College.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: – Boston College -1
Total Line: 140
Money Line: Fighting Irish Off / Eagles Off

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 13-12 SU 7-14-2 ATS
Boston College Eagles: 6-18 SU 7-14-1 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• ND is 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
• ND is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
• ND has an Over record of 10-4 in their last 14 games following a S.U. win.
• BC is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• BC is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
• BC has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 5 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 78.63
Boston College Eagles: 72.83

Key Player Injuries

Eagles
[C] 01/18/2014 – Dennis Clifford redshirt ( Knee )
[G] 11/16/2013 – Darryl Hicks out for season ( Knee )

Fighting Irish
[G] 12/28/2013 – Jerian Grant has left team ( Academics )
[G] 02/15/2014 – Demetrius Jackson out indefinitely ( Academics )
[C] 02/15/2014 – Garrick Sherman probable Sunday vs. Boston College ( Finger )
[F] 02/13/2014 – Eric Katenda out indefinitely ( Knee )

Point Spread Pick:

Not much to choose from these two with the Irish 0-6 on the road and the Eagles an unimpressive 4-6 at home. It’s not too often that you’ll have us saying that a team who has lost 4 straight games may be playing their best ball of the season. That is the case with Boston College who lost on the road to both Notre Dame and Georgia Tech by 3 and to a very good Virginia by 10. They did lose by 21 to Duke, but the Blue Devils have been on top of their game for weeks.
Take the Boston College Eagles -1.

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