Virginia vs Boston College Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, January 28, 2023

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The Virginia Cavaliers (15-3, 7-2 ACC) will try to extend a five-game winning run when hosting the Boston College Eagles (10-11, 4-6 ACC) on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at John Paul Jones Arena. It airs at 12:00 PM ET.

Virginia is a sizable 14.5-point favorite against Boston College when the Cavaliers square off against the Eagles on Saturday. The over/under is 122.5 points for the game.

Virginia vs. Boston College Odds

Point Spread for Virginia vs. Boston College

The spread for this matchup is set at 14.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Virginia as the favorite.

Virginia vs. Boston College Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Virginia has -1325 odds to pick up the win, while Boston College is listed at +771 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 122.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 28, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Arena: John Paul Jones Arena

Virginia vs. Boston College Betting Trends

Virginia has seven wins against the spread in 18 games this year. The Cavaliers have come away with 10 wins in the 12 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Virginia’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 10 times in 21 opportunities (47.6%).

Boston College is 9-12-0 against the spread this year. The Eagles have been the underdog on the moneyline 13 total times this season. They’ve gone 5-8 in those games. Boston College’s games this year have gone over the total in 12 of 21 opportunities (57.1%).

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Virginia vs. Boston College Key Players to Watch


Kihei Clark is tops on his team in assists per contest (5.8), and also puts up 11.6 points and 2.7 rebounds. Defensively, he posts 1.3 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Reece Beekman puts up 9.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists per contest. At the other end, he posts 1.4 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Armaan Franklin posts 12.8 points and 1.2 assists per contest — both team highs. He is also posting 4.6 rebounds, shooting 42.6% from the floor and 40.8% from downtown with 2.2 made 3-pointers per contest.
Jayden Gardner paces the Cavaliers at 4.7 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 0.6 assists and 10.1 points.

Boston College

Makai Ashton-Langford paces the Eagles in scoring (12.9 points per game) and assists (2.3), and puts up 3.1 rebounds. He also posts 1.5 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Jaeden Zackery paces the Eagles in assists (2.4 per game), and produces 10.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. He also puts up 1.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. T.J. Bickerstaff is No. 1 on the Eagles in rebounding (5.8 per game), and produces 5.7 points and 1.3 assists. He also posts 1.0 steal and 0.7 blocked shots. Devin gives the Eagles 6.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. He also posts 0.6 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Virginia Cavaliers

The Cavaliers have a top-25 defense this year, ranking 10th-best in college basketball with 60.3 points allowed per game. On offense, they rank 211th with 70.3 points scored per contest. Virginia is averaging 29.9 boards per game (284th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 28.1 rebounds per contest (37th-ranked).

At home, the Cavaliers are posting 0.1 more points per game (69.4) than they are on the road (69.3). With a 38.8% three-point percentage this season, Virginia is 12th-best in the nation. It ranks 104th in college basketball by draining 8.1 threes per contest. This year, the Cavaliers are ceding 7.3 three-pointers per game (191st-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.8% (261st-ranked) from three-point land.

The Cavaliers have gone 7-3 in their past 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. Virginia has gone over the total in six of its past 10 games. Virginia has been scoring 68.9 points per contest in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 70.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Virginia has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball as of late, allowing 62.2 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 60.3 points per game its opponents average on the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Boston College Eagles

In 2022-23, the Eagles are 314th in the nation on offense (66.3 points scored per game) and 184th defensively (69.5 points allowed). On the glass, Boston College is 252nd in the country in rebounds (30.8 per game). It is 223rd in rebounds conceded (31.8 per game).

The Eagles are scoring fewer points at home (67.5 per game) than away (68.5). Boston College is the 10th-worst squad in the country in 3-pointers made (5.0 per game) and 17th-worst in 3-point percentage (29.7%). In 2022-23 the Eagles are 316th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (8.5 per game) and eighth-worst in defensive 3-point percentage (38.2%).

The Eagles have gone 5-5 over their past 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Boston College has gone over the total seven times. While Boston College is averaging 66.3 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark over its past 10 games, amassing 69 a contest. Over their previous 10 games, the Eagles are giving up 71 points per contest, 1.5 more points than their season average (69.5).

Virginia vs. Boston College Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Virginia, and we project that Virginia will cover the spread (Virginia -14.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 122.5 points.

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How to bet Virginia vs. Boston College

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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