North Carolina vs Boston College Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 7 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (19-12, 11-9 ACC) and the No. 10 seed Boston College Eagles (16-16, 9-11 ACC) face off in the ACC Tournament Wednesday at Greensboro Coliseum. Gametime is at 7:00 PM.

North Carolina is a substantial 10.5-point favorite against Boston College when the Tar Heels square off against the Eagles on Wednesday. A 138-point total is set for the matchup.

North Carolina vs. Boston College Odds

Point Spread for North Carolina vs. Boston College

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with oddsmakers listing North Carolina as the favorite.

North Carolina vs. Boston College Moneyline

As for the moneyline, North Carolina has -608 odds to pick up the win, while Boston College is listed at +439 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 138 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Arena: Greensboro Coliseum

North Carolina vs. Boston College Betting Trends

North Carolina is 10-21-0 against the spread this season. The Tar Heels have been favorites in 25 games this season and have come away with the win 19 times (76%) in those contests. North Carolina’s games this year have hit the over on 13 of 32 set point totals.

Against the spread, Boston College is 15-17-0 this season. The Eagles have won 45.5% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (10-12). Boston College has eclipsed the over/under 59.4% of the time this year (19 of 32 games with a set point total).

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North Carolina vs. Boston College Key Players to Watch

North Carolina

Armando Bacot is tops on the Tar Heels at 10.8 rebounds per game, while also posting 1.4 assists and 16.5 points. He is ninth in the country in rebounding. RJ Davis posts a team-high 3.2 assists per contest. He is also posting 15.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, shooting 42.8% from the field and 34.4% from downtown with 1.8 made 3-pointers per game. Caleb Love leads his team in both points (16.7) and assists (2.8) per contest, and also puts up 3.8 rebounds. Defensively, he puts up 1 steal and 0.2 blocked shots. Rechon ‘Leaky’ Black posts 7.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest, shooting 41.5% from the field.

Boston College

Makai Ashton-Langford is the Eagles’ top scorer (12.2 points per game) and assist man (2.7), and averages 3.4 rebounds. Jaeden Zackery is No. 1 on the Eagles in assists (2.8 per game), and produces 10.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. He also puts up 1.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. T.J. Bickerstaff tops the Eagles in rebounding (5.7 per game), and puts up 5.3 points and 1.3 assists. He also averages 0.9 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. The Eagles receive 15.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Quinten Post.

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What you need to know about the North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina has put together a 7-13-0 conference record against the spread this season. The Tar Heels rank 66th in the nation with 76.5 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 216th with 71.3 points allowed per game. North Carolina ranks seventh-best in college basketball by grabbing 37 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 235th in college basketball (31.9 allowed per contest).

North Carolina ranks 221st in the nation by sinking 7 threes per contest, but it has a 30.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 22nd-worst in college basketball. The Tar Heels are allowing 6.5 three-pointers per game (82nd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 33.1% three-point percentage (130th-ranked).

The Tar Heels have a 3-7 record against the spread while finishing 4-6 overall over their past 10 games. Three of North Carolina’s past 10 outings have hit the over. In its last 10 games, North Carolina has been racking up 70.6 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 76.5 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. North Carolina has been tougher on the defensive side of the ball as of late, giving up 69.8 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 71.3 points per game its opponents average in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Boston College Eagles

A total of 15 Boston College conference games this year have hit the over. The Eagles are 305th in the country in points scored (66.8 per game) and 169th in points conceded (69.8). Boston College grabs 31 rebounds per game and concede 31.3 boards, ranking 231st and 194th, respectively, in the nation.

Boston College makes 5.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 31.8% from beyond the arc, ranking 332nd and 311th, respectively, in the nation. The Eagles give up 8.3 3-pointers per game and concede 36.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 307th and 332nd, respectively, in the nation.

The Eagles are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Boston College has gone over the total six times. Boston College is scoring 68.6 points per contest in its last 10 games, which is 1.8 more than its average for the season (66.8). In their past 10 games, the Eagles are giving up 69.7 points per game, 0.1 fewer points than their season average (69.8).

North Carolina vs. Boston College Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is North Carolina, and we predict that Boston College will cover the spread (North Carolina -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 138 points.

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How to bet North Carolina vs. Boston College

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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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