Virginia vs. Boston College Pick
Will No. 16 Virginia handle its business on the road when it travels to face Boston College tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Virginia is the clear favorite on the road today, as the Cavaliers are getting odds of -14.5 points against Boston College. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 130.5 points. Virginia has won three straight over Boston College, but the Eagles are 5-2 against the spread in the last seven in this series.
Virginia has won two straight since losing back-to-back games to FSU and Pitt. The Cavaliers are now 13-3 overall and 3-2 in the ACC. Virginia comes into this game 9-5 against the spread overall and 5-2 ATS on the road. Virginia only scores 69.9 points per game on offense this season, but gives up just 53.4 points per contest. On the road, the Cavaliers are giving up 63.4 points per game. London Perrantes is averaging 12.1 points and 4.1 assists to lead this team. He is the only player averaging double figures in scoring.
Boston College has lost three of its last four to drop to 9-9 on the season and 2-3 in the ACC. The Eagles are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games to move to 8-5 against the spread on the season, including a 5-1 mark ATS at home. BC is averaging 73.3 points per game on offense while giving up 73.7 points per contest on the road. At home, BC averages 77.8 points per game while allowing 70.8 points per contest. Jerome Robinson is the clear leader for BC, as he puts up 20.2 points per game. Ky Bowman is adding 12.2 points per contest.
I typically like Virginia. The Cavaliers are a team that know their identity and force opponents to play their style. However, that identity is a low-scoring team that relies on defense mostly to win. So, I am not overly excited about giving up 14.5 points to anybody with them, especially on the road. BC isn’t a great overall team, but the Eagles have been competitive in ACC play for the most part, winning both of their home conference games despite being an underdog. Look for BC to do enough to cover tonight.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON COLLEGE +14.5