Boston College vs. Virginia - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Cavaliers (16-0) at Boston College Eagles (8-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles and the Virginia Cavaliers face off on Saturday at the Silvio O. Conte Forum is ACC college basketball action.
The Boston College Eagles are 8-7 this season and are coming off of an out of conference win over Harvard. BC is averaging 65.8 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Olivier Hanlan leads the Eagles averaging 16.4 points per game. Aaron Brown is averaging 14.4points, Dennis Clifford is averaging 8.3 point and 6.1 rebounds, and Dimitir Batten is averaging 7.9 points. Boston College is 7-2 at home this season.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are 16-0 this season and they are ranked number two in the nation. UVA is averaging 70.3 points and they are shooting 48.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 50.6 points and their opponents are shooting 33.9 percent. Justin Anderson leads the Cavaliers averaging 14.9 points per game. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 13.2 points, Anthony Gill is averaging 11.8 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Mike Tobey is averaging 8.6 points and 6.4 rebounds. Virginia is the top defensive team in the nation.
Boston College is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 3-8 against the spread following a win. Virginia is 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 road games, 18-6-2 against the spread against the ACC, and 24-6-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in six of the last seven meetings of these two.
This is a lot of points t be laying on the road but I see Virginia to b up to the task in this spot.