Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-9) vs. Boston College Eagles (10-5)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Boston College Eagles 1/15/24 – Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Boston College Eagles NCAA Men’s Basketball contest promises to be an exhilarating affair when they square off at Conte Forum on Monday, January 15, 2024. Sports enthusiasts and handicappers are closely watching this matchup between two of this season’s most unfavorable teams; both showing mixed fortunes this season. In addition, its primetime slot on ESPNU makes this matchup particularly appealing as an entertaining premium betting insight opportunity.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish have demonstrated sparks of brilliance despite their sub-.500 record. Their offensive play revolves around disciplined shooting with an average field goal percentage of 40.1% per game averaging 63.3 points per game with 28.9% 3-point shooting; on defense they average 37.4 rebounds per game along with 5.9 steals and 2.7 blocks which show resilience on defense; however their Achilles heel remains their high turnover rate of 13.6 per game which could prove decisive come game time.
At Boston College, however, things have gone better, boasting a 10-5 record and boasting an outstanding scoring average of 79 points per game, significantly more than Notre Dame. Furthermore, their shooting accuracy stands out at 46.6% field goal accuracy and 36% from three point range – both are considerably better than Notre Dame. In terms of defense, Boston College stands out by averaging 36.5 rebounds, 6.5 steals and an impressive 4.3 block percentage each game; they also possess an advantageous turnover rate (10.3 per game vs Notre Dame).
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Boston College Eagles 1/15/24 Game Info
|Monday, January 15, 2024, at 7:00 PM ET
Markus Burton (Guard) vs. Quinten Post (Forward)
Markus Burton has been an impressive guard for Notre Dame this season. Over 16 games he averages 15.9 points while also leading his team with 4.1 assists per game – his strength lies in creating scoring opportunities both for himself and his teammates alike. Unfortunately however, with a field goal percentage of 39.4% and lower three-point shooting accuracy than desired against a strong Boston College defense, Burton could experience limited impact against its strong players.
Quinten Post of Boston College boasts impressive stats as a forward. Averaging 16.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, his presence can be felt both scoring and rebounding. With 51% field goal accuracy (44% 3-point accuracy), and blocking (2.1 per game), Post poses an effective defensive force to match Burton’s playmaking abilities.
When these two key players meet, it’s a battle of Burton’s playmaking abilities versus Post’s scoring and defensive capabilities. Burton may pose challenges to Post, while Post could easily outmatch him due to his size and shooting accuracy – especially inside.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds for this matchup remain in flux, as both teams exhibit competitive tendencies. Based on performances and stats, Boston College might enjoy slightly better odds.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
Notre Dame has maintained an even record over their last five games, posting a record of 3-2 overall and four wins against the spread versus betting expectations (4-1). They may pose more of a threat against bettors given their tendency for turnovers than expected however.
Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
Boston College holds a similar 3-2 record over their last five games but have struggled against the spread (2-3). Their home game stats, however, show promise – over totals having gone over in 6 of 8 home games they have participated in recently suggests their ability to score high against more familiar opposition.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Boston College Eagles 1/15/24 Betting Picks
Based on stats and trends, this game looks to be closely contested. Notre Dame’s ability to defend against spread betting while Boston College boasts superior scoring prowess make for a difficult call between both teams; however, Boston College appears to have the edge due to home court advantage and superior offensive stats.
Bettors and fans looking for free NCAAB winning predictions would do well to consider Boston College as their scoring ability and defensive strength are formidable, while their history of high-scoring home games may favor an over/under prediction in favor of Boston College.
Free Pick and Prediction: Boston College Eagles 78, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 70