Cavaliers vs. Eagles Prediction
The fourth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers will look for a 14th straight win without a defeat tonight at the Boston College Eagles. Can Boston College keep it competitive enough to stay within the number on its home court?
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Silvio Conte Forum at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cavaliers are an 11.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 125 points. As of Wednesday morning, 80 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Virginia. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Cavs shut down FSU
Virginia improved to 13-0 overall and 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference Saturday with a 65-52 home win over ninth-ranked Florida State. Kyle Guy paced the Cavaliers with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 5-of-6 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also contributed five rebounds and three assists. Braxton Key added 20 points six rebounds off the bench. Virginia led by a commanding 42-23 halftime advantage on its way to the dominant win. The Cavaliers shot 21-of-52 from the floor, 7-of-16 from 3-point distance and 16-of-18 at the free throw line.
Eagles fall at Hokies
Boston College suffered a 77-66 loss Saturday at 10th-ranked Virginia Tech to drop to 9-4 overall and 0-1 in the conference. Jordan Chatman led the Eagles with 18 points on 4-of-11 shooting plus 10-of-13 at the free throw line. He also dished out two assists. Ky Bowman tallied 14 points, seven boards, five assists and two steals. Jairus Hamilton contributed 13 points and three caroms. Nik Popovic added 11 points, six rebounds and two steals. Boston College was outscored 47-34 in the second half of the defeat. The Eagles shot 19-of-48 from the field, 8-of-27 from 3-point range and 20-of-25 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cavaliers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight Wednesday games. Virginia is 14-3 ATS in its last 17 road games.
The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Big East games. Boston College is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games overall.
Boston College is outside the top 100 in both adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency not a good mix against a Virginia team ranking sixth in offense and third in defense. But Boston College did look competitive for at least one half in a tough game at Virgiinia Tech and is back home for this one. While the Cavaliers should win, I think Boston College keeps it close enough to cover. A good result could be a sign that the Eagles are starting to turn a corner.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON COLLEGE +11.5