Boston College vs. North Carolina Pick
Will No. 20 North Carolina bounce back from its latest loss when the Tar Heels play host to Boston College tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, North Carolina is favored at home in this game, as the Tar Heels are getting odds of -14.5 points against Boston College. The over/under total for the game is listed at 154.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and will air live on the ACC Network.
Boston College snapped a two-game losing streak this weekend with a 77-71 win over Wake Forest. The Eagles are 11-5 overall, 2-2 in the ACC and 6-4 against the spread. BC has covered in three straight and five of its last six games. BC is putting up just 76 points per game this year while allowing 68.4 per contest. Jerome Robinson is leading the Eagles with 18.5 points per game while Ky Bowman is adding 15.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.
North Carolina has lost back-to-back games, falling to Florida State and Virginia on the road over the last week. The Tar Heels are now 12-4 overall, 1-2 in the ACC and 8-6-1 against the spread. UNC is just 1-3-1 ATS in its last five. The Heels are averaging 82.6 points per game this season while allowing 71.6 per game on defense. Joel Berry II is putting up 17.9 points per game this year to lead the team while Luke Maye is adding 17.3 points and 10.4 rebounds per contest.
North Carolina has won 10 straight meetings with Boston College, but the Eagles have covered the spread in the last two. UNC is hard to trust right now, as the Tar Heels have looked shaky at times during the season and are in a rough patch now. However, the UNC offense has been really strong at home and Roy Williams has to have gotten into his guys after scoring just 49 points at Virginia. The public betting is strongly with Boston College tonight, but I think the Tar Heels put on one of their best performances of the season today.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA -14.5