The Richmond Spiders (5-1) welcome the Boston College Eagles (4-3) to Robins Center as they look to continue their five-game home winning streak. The game will air on NBC Sports Network at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
Boston College Eagles vs. Richmond Spiders Free Prediction
In the Eagles’ last matchup, they were defeated by the Saint Louis Billikens, 64-54. Saint Louis won the rebounding battle. The Billikens had more offensive rebounds (17 vs. six), defensive rebounds (32 vs. 31) and total rebounds (49 vs. 37). Boston College’s Nik Popovic had a solid performance, putting up 15 points and eight rebounds.
The Spiders lost to the No. 18 Auburn Tigers in their last matchup, 79-65. One of Auburn’s biggest advantages was getting to the free throw line. They made 31 trips to the line, while Richmond went just nine times. Richmond’s Jacob Gilyard contributed 12 points in the game.
The productive offense of Richmond will go head-to-head against the mid-tier defense of Boston College. Since last season, the Spiders rank 98th in offensive efficiency, while the Eagles are 201st in defensive efficiency. The Spiders should have the edge on that end of the court.
Boston College Eagles vs. Richmond Spiders Pick
College Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Boston College, O/U – Over
Richmond ranks 22nd in assists per game (15.9) while Boston College ranks 219th (12.6).
The Eagles rank 129th in rebounds per game (36.3) while the Spiders rank 320th (29.7).
Richmond ranks 42nd in steals per game (7.6) while Boston College ranks 196th (6.0).
The Spiders rank 142nd in three pointers allowed per game (21.9) while the Eagles rank 266th (24.5).