The WI-MILWAUKEE and the BOSTON COLLEGE will both be gunning for a victory on 11/6/2018 at 7:00 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
WI-MILWAUKEE vs BOSTON COLLEGE
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Where: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
|711||WI-MILWAUKEE||-17 (-110)||146 (-110)|
TV: 7:00 PM
PREDICTION: BOSTON COLLEGE , WI-MILWAUKEE
Oddsmakers currently have the BOSTON COLLEGE listed as -17 point favorites versus the WI-MILWAUKEE, while the game’s total is sitting at 146.
Boston College is coming off its first winning season in seven years and has one of the nation’s most exciting players in junior guard Ky Bowman. He and the rest of the Eagles will try to continue the program’s steady rise in 2018-19, beginning with a home game against Milwaukee of the Horizon League on Tuesday.
Bowman averaged 17.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists during a sparkling sophomore season and will be relied upon even more after the departure of fellow guard Jerome Robinson, who was a lottery selection in the NBA after leading Boston College in scoring (20.7). “Going into my first year we all had to believe in one thing and that’s just being able to compete against other teams, but also being able to know that we have each other’s backs,” Bowman recently told reporters of the program’s rebuild. “We knew what we were getting ourselves into, but also knowing that every day we were going to fight.” Bowman is one of four returning starters for a team that won seven ACC games in 2017-18 after going 2-34 in conference play over the previous two seasons. The Panthers were 16-17 in coach Pat Baldwin’s first year at the helm and were picked to finish eighth in the Horizon preseason poll after being hit hard by transfers.
TV: 7 p.m. ET, ACC Network
ABOUT MILWAUKEE (2017-18: 16-17): The team’s top three scorers – guards Jeremiah Bell and Brock Stull and forward Bryce Nze – all transferred from the program last spring and the fourth-leading scorer (Brett Prahl) graduated. That leaves junior guard Bryce Barnes (6.5 points) as the top returning scorer, but the program hopes to get a nice boost from DeAndre Abram, a 6-8 wing player who redshirted last season after two at George Mason. Junior guard Darius Roy is making his program debut after one year at Mercer and another in junior college, and the Oklahoma native put up 22 points and seven rebounds in the team’s exhibition win over Concordia Wisconsin.
ABOUT BOSTON COLLEGE (2017-18: 19-16): Bowman, an All-ACC preseason first team selection, is joined by returning starters Jordan Chatman, Nik Popovic and Steffon Mitchell, a trio that combined for 29.2 points and 17.4 rebounds. Mitchell, a sophomore, ranked seventh in the ACC with 8.3 boards per game and will be joined along the front line by heralded freshman Jairus Hamilton, an athletic 6-8 player who is ranked as the program’s best recruit since Craig Smith in 2002. Chatman was second in the conference from beyond the arc (39.5 percent) and averaged over 15 points in the team’s final seven games before its NIT loss to Western Kentucky.
1. Milwaukee won the only prior meeting with an upset win in the second round of the 2005 NCAA Tournament.
2. Bowman averaged 22.7 points over his final six games last season.
3. Panthers G Jake Wright, a transfer from Miami (Ohio), has made 192 3-pointers at a 38.9 percent clip in his collegiate career.
PREDICTION: Boston College 79, Milwaukee 62