North Carolina vs Boston College Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/8/23
Boston College Eagles (16-16) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (19-12)
March 8, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -9.5 / Boston College Eagles +9.5; Over/Under: +138
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The Boston College Eagles and North Carolina Tar Heels meet Wednesday in the college basketball ACC Tournament Second Round at the Greensboro Coliseum. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Boston College Eagles are averaging 66.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Quinten Post is averaging 15.2 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Makai Ashton-Langford is averaging 12.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jaeden Zackery is the third double-digit scorer and CJ Penha Jr. is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Boston College Eagles are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston College Eagles are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 76.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Caleb Love is averaging 16.7 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Armando Bacot is averaging 16.5 points and 10.8 rebounds. RJ Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Pete Nance is grabbing 6 rebounds. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The North Carolina Tar Heels are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.
The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tar Heels are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 18-7 in Eagles last 25 overall. The under is 5-1 in Tar Heels last 6 overall.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are consistent at being inconsistent, so who knows what to expect. With that said, UNC has the obvious rest advantage and needs to win and win impressively if it’s going to convince the committee to pass along a bid. North Carolina wins in the favorite role by an average of 7.5 points. No excuses here. Give me the Tar Heels, but I’ll have my eyes covered the whole time.