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Belmont Bruins vs Boston College Eagles 11/16/2019 Spread, Picks and Predictions
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Belmont Bruins vs Boston College Eagles 11/16/2019 – The Boston College Eagles (3-0) play host to the Belmont Bruins (1-1) at the Silvio O. Conte Forum in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, November 16, 2:00 PM ET. By virtue of a 59-33 beatdown of High Point on Wednesday, College Betting Lines are siding with the Eagles in this encounter. On the other hand, the Bruins will look to extend their winning run to two games following their 32-point demolition of Samford on Monday.
Belmont Bruins vs Boston College Eagles 11/16/2019
Belmont Bruins captured their first win of the 2019-20 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, whipping the Samford Bulldogs by 32 points. Adam Kunkel registered a career-high 28 points on 10 of 14 shooting from the field. The 6-foot-3 Kunkel torched the Bulldogs from way downtown, tallying seven three-pointers on 11 shots. The sophomore guard was supported offensively by Nick Muszynski and Tyler Scanlon, who finished with 15 and 14 markers, respectively. Grayson Murphy only tallied three points but produced eight rebounds, nine assists and five steals in 27 minutes of action.
Belmont built a 19-point advantage in the first half and never looked back to emerge victoriously. The Bruins was hot at the three-point area as they connected on 16 shots on 38 attempts for a 42.1% clip. The win also erased the stigma of the Bruins’ second-half collapse at the hands of Illinois State as they take on Boston College next.
Players to watch: Adam Kunkel (20.5 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 0.5 SPG, 0.5 BPG); Nick Muszynski (17.5 PPG, 4 RPG, 2.5 APG, 3 BPG); Tyler Scanlon (10.0 PPG, 6 RPG, 4.5 APG, 1.5 SPG); Grayson Murphy (10.0 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 5.0 APG, 4.0 SPG).
Boston College Eagles
The Eagles are one of several unbeaten teams in the tough Atlantic Coast Conference and the aim for this Saturday’s tiff against the Bruins is to keep the streak intact. After emerging victorious over Wake Forest by seven points, they ran over South Florida (74-60) and High Point (59-33). Against High Point, the Eagles stymied the Panthers’ offense, limiting the guests to just 25% shooting from the field. The Boston College defense swiped the ball 16 times on their way to force 29 Panthers turnovers in the 40-minute encounter.
Jay Heath led the Eagles with 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the field and finished with four rebounds and two steals. Jared Hamilton went on a field day offensively as he scored 12 points on 5-of-6 field goals with two three-pointers. The team’s top scorer, Derryck Thornton, was limited to just seven points but contributed two boards, five dimes and three steals.
Players to watch: Derryck Thornton (17.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 3.7 APG, 2.3 SPG); Nik Popovic (12.7 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 1.7 APG, 0.3 SPG); Jay Heath (12.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.7 APG, 2.0 SPG); Jared Hamilton (7.0 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 0.3 APG, 0.7 SPG).
Belmont Bruins vs Boston College Eagles Betting Predictions
Belmont is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Boston College Eagles
Eagles are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
Belmont Bruins vs Boston College Eagles Betting Picks
The Eagles are the favorites to beat the Bruins and go 4-0 in the tournament, according to How To Bet on Basketball Games in Vegas. Boston College’s defense will be a problem for Belmont. On the other hand, the Eagles’ offense will rely on Derryck Thornton once again despite tallying only seven points in his last game against High Point. Playing away from their homecourt is expected to be a tough task for the Bruins as their only loss in the tournament against Illinois State was held at the Redbirds’ lair.
Moneyline: Boston College will be favored in their matchup opposite Belmont. The Eagles hold a -120 ML compared to a +105 for the Bruins. Boston College is a safer bet in this game.
ATS: Boston College will have a -1.5 across the spread on this game as opposed to Belmont’s +1.5 ATS.
Totals: Both teams are going at 148 with the Eagles predicted to go under while the Bruins are going over.
Score Prediction: 79-55 Eagles.