The Boston College Eagles take on the Miami Hurricanes in the final regular-season game for both teams on Friday. Get the latest odds and information for this contest at BetMGM Sportsbook.
Seminoles Crush Eagles
The Boston College Eagles (4-14, 2-10 in the ACC) was crushed by Florida State on Wednesday, 93-64. The Eagles were not soaring on this day, shooting 36.7% from the field and just 47.1% from the free-throw line. The Seminoles led by 18 at the half and never trailed in this game.
Jay Heath scored 28 for BC, going nine of 16 from the field, including eight of 14 from the three-point range. Makai Ashton-Langford added 14 points.
Boston College is averaging 72.2 points per game while allowing 79.1 per contest. They are taking lots of shots, ranked 95th in shots per game at 59.9 and 17th in three-point attempts per game at 28.1. Clearly, it is not working out very well for them.
Heath leads the team in scoring at 15.4 ppg, followed by Wynston Tabbs at 13.3 points per contest. CJ Fielder is fourth in scoring at 10.0 points per game and is second in rebounding at 6.2 per contest. Tabbs is ineligible for this game.
Cavaliers Edge Hurricanes
The Miami Hurricanes (7-16, 3-15 in the ACC) lost to Virginia on Monday, 62-51. The Cavaliers took an 11-point lead into the half and never relinquished it. Miami had a tough day shooting, hitting on just 38.5% of their shots, and scored just 21 points in the second half.
Kameron McGusty led the team in points with 14. Anthony Walker came to points away from a double-double with 10 rebounds and eight points. The Hurricanes had just five assists and went to the foul line only eight times.
Miami is averaging 65.3 ppg while allowing 213 points per contest. They are shooting 41.8% from the field and 29.4% from the three-point range, 20th from the bottom.
The Hurricanes are led in scoring by Isaiah Wong at 17.4 ppg and he is second in rebounding at 5.1 per game. Chris Lykes is second in scoring at 15.5 points per game, but he is out with an ankle injury.
- 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against teams with a losing record.
- 1-4 ATS in their last five games against teams with a winning percentage below 40%.
This is a battle of two teams just looking to close out the season. Miami enters on a six-game losing streak while Boston College has lost five of their last six games. The Eagles defeated Miami back on January 12, 84-62. If you know anything about Hurricanes lore, then you know that is not sitting well in their craw.
Look for Miami to come out looking for a little payback. With Tabbs out, this is going to be a tough game for Boston College. The home team has won four of the last five meetings between these teams.
Pick: Take Miami -2.5 at -110
Boston College has gone over in five of their last six games on the road and 12 of their last 16 overall Miami has gone over in four straight games at home. With this being the last game of the season, you can expect both teams are going to be firing the rock.
I get that these teams have only averaged 138 points per game combined, but they are allowing 150 per contest combined. I think that there is going to be very little defense played in this game as neither team has anything to play for other than pride and statistics.
Pick: Go over 144.0 points at -110