North Carolina vs Boston College Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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The North Carolina Tar Heels (12-6, 4-3 ACC) look to extend a nine-game home winning stretch when hosting the Boston College Eagles (8-10, 2-5 ACC) on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET.

The Tar Heels are currently substantial 14.5-point favorites over the Eagles. The game’s over/under is 145.5.

North Carolina vs. Boston College Odds

Point Spread for North Carolina vs. Boston College

The spread for this matchup is set at 14.5 points, with bookmakers listing North Carolina as the favorite.

North Carolina vs. Boston College Moneyline

As for the moneyline, North Carolina has -1182 odds to pick up the win, while Boston College is listed at +700 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 145.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Arena: Dean Smith Center

North Carolina vs. Boston College Betting Trends

North Carolina is 6-12-0 against the spread this season. The Tar Heels have come away with 12 wins in the 14 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. North Carolina’s games this year have gone over the total in 10 out of 18 opportunities (55.6%).

Boston College has six wins against the spread in 18 games this season. The Eagles have been the underdog on the moneyline 11 total times this season. They’ve finished 4-7 in those games. Boston College’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 55.6% of the time (10 out of 18 games with a set point total).

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North Carolina vs. Boston College Key Players to Watch

North Carolina

Armando Bacot averages 17.4 points and 10.9 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 1.6 assists, shooting 57.0% from the field. RJ Davis averages 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Caleb Love puts up a team-leading 3.3 assists per contest. He is also posting 16.3 points and 3.8 rebounds, shooting 38.5% from the floor and 27.6% from downtown with 1.9 made 3-pointers per game. Rechon ‘Leaky’ Black puts up 7.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, shooting 45.1% from the floor.

Boston College

Jaeden Zackery gives the Eagles 10.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest. He also averages 1.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Makai Ashton-Langford paces the Eagles in scoring (12.3 points per game), and puts up 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He also averages 1.6 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. T.J. Bickerstaff is posting a team-best 6.3 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 5.8 points and 1.3 assists, making 47.2% of his shots from the field. The Eagles get 6.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game from Devin.

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What you need to know about the North Carolina Tar Heels

The Tar Heels are posting 80.0 points per game (31st-ranked in college basketball) this season, while ceding 72.9 points per contest (278th-ranked). North Carolina ranks 15th-best in college basketball by averaging 36.7 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 227th in college basketball (31.9 allowed per contest).

The Tar Heels are averaging 83.4 points per game at home. On the road, they are averaging 69.8 points per contest. North Carolina is sinking 6.8 threes per game (249th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 31.9% three-point percentage (282nd-ranked). The Tar Heels are 233rd in the nation with 7.6 three-pointers allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 208th with a 33.7% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.

The Tar Heels have gone 7-3 over their last 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. North Carolina has gone over the total in seven of its last 10 outings. North Carolina has been scoring 79.7 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 80.0 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. North Carolina has been tougher on defense as of late, allowing 70.9 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 72.9 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Boston College Eagles

The Eagles are 332nd in the nation in points scored (65.0 per game) and 186th in points conceded (69.4). Boston College grabs 31.6 rebounds per game and give up 32.8 boards, ranking 214th and 277th, respectively, in college basketball.

At home the Eagles are putting up 66.7 points per game, 0.9 more than they are averaging away (65.8). In 2022-23 Boston College is sixth-worst in the nation in 3-point makes (4.8 per game) and third-worst in 3-point percentage (28.0%). The Eagles are 283rd in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (8.2 per game) and ninth-worst in 3-point percentage defensively (37.9%).

The Eagles have gone 3-7 over their past 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Boston College has hit the over eight times. While Boston College is posting 65.0 points per game in 2022-23, it has bettered that mark in its last 10 games, producing 65.3 a contest. The Eagles are surrendering 72.7 points per game over their past 10 games, which is 3.3 more points than they are allowing for the season (69.4).

North Carolina vs. Boston College Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is North Carolina, and we project that North Carolina will cover the spread (North Carolina -14.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 145.5 points.

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How to bet North Carolina vs. Boston College

You can bet on North Carolina vs. Boston College at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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