Virginia Cavaliers vs. Boston College Eagles - 2/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (7-14) at Virginia Cavaliers (17-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Boston College Eagles will travel to play the Virginia Cavaliers in an ACC game on Wednesday.
The Virginia Cavaliers are 17-4 (6-3) and are coming off of a win against Louisville by a score of 63-47. Virginia has won 4 games in a row and is currently tied for 3rd in the ACC standings. Virginia’s 3 conference losses have come on the road against Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech. Virginia is averaging 72.4 points per game while giving up 61.2 points per game. Virginia is also averaging 32.2 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 17.3 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for Virginia. Anthony Gill is averaging 14.9 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for the Cavaliers. Virginia is shooting 74.6% on free throws, 39.8% on three-pointers, and 50% on all field goal attempts.
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The Boston College Eagles are 7-14 (0-8) and are coming off of a loss to North Carolina by a score of 89-62. Boston College has lost 8 games in a row and is currently last in the ACC standings. Boston College is averaging 63 points per game while giving up 69.5 points per game. Boston College is also averaging 32 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Eli Carter is averaging 17.3 points per game and 4.2 assists per game for Boston College. Dennis Clifford is averaging 8.3 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Boston College is shooting 63.8% on free throws, 33.6% on three-pointers, and 41.6% on all field goal attempts.
Boston College is 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 conference games. Boston College is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The under is 10-3 in Boston College’s last 13 games. Virginia is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Virginia is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing record. The over is 7-3 in Virginia’s last 10 games following an ATS win. The road team is 6-2 ATS in these two teams last 8 meetings.
These two teams are on opposite ends of the ACC standings. Virginia is coming off of one of their biggest wins this year, while Boston College has yet to win a conference game. Virginia should be able to win this game easily, as Boston College as lost 5 of their 8 conference games by at least 20 points. I like Virginia to win big here.