Against The Spread Pick
It is unclear what kind of team the Boston College Eagles will field for their ACC Tournament second-round game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Wednesday. Jairus Hamilton (knee), Jared Hamilton (ankle), and Nik Popovic (back) are all questionable. They are three of Boston College’s top five scorers and none of them have played since mid-to-late February. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have suffered only one relatively bad loss (at Wake Forest) since before Christmas. John Mooney has failed to reach double-figures in points only twice this season and double-digits in rebounds only three times. Boston College is 1-4 ATS in its last five overall, 1-4 ATS in its last five against opponents with winning records, and 1-4 ATS in its last five as an underdog. The Fighting Irish are 5-2 ATS in their last seven following a win and 5-2 ATS in their last seven following an ATS win. Continue to monitor Boston College’s injury issues, but NOTRE DAME looks like the way to go.
Over Under Pick
In Notre Dame’s road victory over Boston College last month, only 123 total points were scored. Given the Eagles’ potential lack of firepower in this showdown, more of the same could be in store. No one on Boston College is averaging more than 13.1 ppg (Derryck Thornton). The under is 15-7 in the Fighting Irish’s last 22 following a win and 13-5 in their last 18 neutral-site games as favorites. Expect this one to stay UNDER the total.