The Virginia Cavaliers (21-4, 13-3 ACC) will attempt to extend a four-game winning run when visiting the Boston College Eagles (13-15, 7-10 ACC) on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Silvio O. Conte Forum. It airs at 7:00 PM ET on ACC Network Extra.
Wednesday’s matchup between the Cavaliers and the Eagles features the Cavaliers as solid 9-point favorites. The game has an over/under of 126.5.
Virginia vs. Boston College Odds
Point Spread for Virginia vs. Boston College
The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with sportsbooks listing Virginia as the favorite.
Virginia vs. Boston College Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Virginia has -431 odds to pick up the win, while Boston College is listed at +336 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 126.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ACC Network Extra
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Arena: Silvio O. Conte Forum
Virginia vs. Boston College Betting Trends
Virginia has 10 wins against the spread in 25 games this year. The Cavaliers have been chosen as favorites in 18 games this year and have walked away with the win 16 times (88.9%) in those games. Virginia’s games this year have gone over the total in 13 out of 28 opportunities (46.4%).
Boston College is 12-16-0 against the spread this year. The Eagles have put together an 8-12 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 40% of those games). Boston College has hit the over 60.7% of the time this season (17 of 28 games with a set point total).
Virginia vs. Boston College Key Players to Watch
Kihei Clark paces his squad in assists per game (5.8), and also posts 11.8 points and 2.7 rebounds. Defensively, he posts 1.1 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Reece Beekman is putting up 9.7 points, 5 assists and 3.2 rebounds per contest. Armaan Franklin leads the Cavaliers at 12.7 points per game, while also putting up 1.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds. Jayden Gardner leads his team in rebounds per game (5.2), and also puts up 11.1 points and 0.6 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.
Jaeden Zackery gives the Eagles 10 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest. He also posts 1.4 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. T.J. Bickerstaff is putting up a team-leading 5.7 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 5 points and 1.2 assists, making 47.5% of his shots from the field. Quinten Post gets the Eagles 16.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He also delivers 0.3 steals and 1.1 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Virginia Cavaliers
In Virginia’s 16 ACC games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total eight times. The Cavaliers are averaging 69.1 points per game this season (243rd-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really played well defensively, giving up only 60.1 points per contest (10th-best). Virginia ranks 299th in the country with 29.4 rebounds per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 50th with 28.5 rebounds allowed per game.
The Cavaliers are posting 68.5 points per game at home. In road games, they are averaging 68 points per contest. Virginia is sinking 7.4 threes per game (177th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while sporting a 37.1% three-point percentage (44th-ranked). The Cavaliers are 168th in college basketball with 7.1 threes allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 203rd with a 34.1% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.
The Cavaliers have a 5-4-1 record against the spread while going 9-1 overall over their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Virginia has hit the over five times. Virginia’s offense has been worse over its last 10 games, scoring 68.2 points a contest compared to the 69.1 it has averaged this season. The past 10 games have seen Virginia give up one more point per game (61.1) than its season-long average (60.1).
What you need to know about the Boston College Eagles
A total of 13 Boston College conference games this season have hit the over. The Eagles are 313th in the nation in points scored (66.3 per game) and 210th in points conceded (70.7). At 30.9 rebounds per game and 31.8 rebounds conceded, Boston College is 235th and 230th in college basketball, respectively.
The Eagles are putting up fewer points at home (66.7 per game) than on the road (68.3). Boston College makes 5.6 3-pointers per game and shoots 31.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 333rd and 318th, respectively, in the country. The Eagles are 312th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (8.4 per game) and 16th-worst in 3-point percentage defensively (37.2%).
The Eagles have gone 5-5 in their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. Boston College has hit the over in seven of its past 10 outings. In its previous 10 games, Boston College is posting 68.7 points per contest, 2.4 more than its season average (66.3). Over their past 10 games, the Eagles are allowing 73 points per contest, 2.3 more points than their season average (70.7).
Virginia vs. Boston College Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Virginia, and we project that Virginia will cover the spread (Virginia -9). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 126.5 points.
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