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Peterson: Boston College vs. Wake Forest Prediction

By Greg Peterson  (VSiN.com) 

January 23, 2022 09:58 PM
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In what has been a haywire ACC race, Wake Forest and Boston College are ahead of schedule and enter Monday’s game on the heels of big weekend wins.

Boston College Eagles vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (-11, 142)

(stats as of Sunday morning)

The Eagles are allowing opponents to shoot 36.6 percent from 3-point range, which is among the bottom 50 3-point shooting defense in the country.

That defense is tasked with defending a Wake Forest team that has excelled at pushing the ball inside, ranking No. 5 in the country in 2-point shooting percentage prior to their 98-76 thrashing of North Carolina. However, the Deacs are also outside the top 200 in 3-point shooting percentage.

The Eagles are also doing a good job of not allowing second chances, allowing opponents to grab an offensive rebound on 18.2 percent of missed shots in true road games, the third-best mark away from home in the country.

With Boston College one of the 40 slowest teams in the country in terms of possessions per game, it will be a low scoring affair in Winston-Salem on Monday.

Pick: Under 142

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