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Boston College vs North Carolina Basketball Picks 1-20-24

North Carolina Tar Heels (14-3) vs. Boston College Eagles (11-6)
January 20, 2024 2:15 pm EDT
The Line: Boston College Eagles +8.5; Over/Under: 155.5
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The North Carolina Tar Heels will play the Boston College Eagles in an ACC game on Saturday afternoon at the Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. North Carolina has won seven games in a row, while Boston College has lost two of their last three games. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the North Carolina vs Boston College prediction.

North Carolina Preview

The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-3 (6-0) this season after they defeated Louisville by a score of 86-70 in their last game. North Carolina led 46-29 at halftime, but they were out scored 41-40 in the second half in the win. The Tar Heels shot 48.3% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. North Carolina has won seven games in a row, with notable wins against Clemson, Oklahoma, and NC State. The Tar Heels are scoring 83.9 points per game with 41.1 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, while allowing 69.5 points against per game this season. RJ Davis is averaging 20.4 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 3.5 assists per game. North Carolina is shooting 45.5% from the field, 75.9% on free throws, and 35.9% on three pointers this year. 

Boston College Preview

The Boston College Eagles are 11-6 (2-4) this year after they defeated Notre Dame by a score of 63-59 in their last game. Boston College trailed 36-29 at the half, but they held ND to only 23 points in the second half for the win. The Eagles shot 37.5% from the field and were -16 in rebounding margin in the game. Boston College lost to Clemson by a score of 89-78 and Syracuse by a score of 69-59 in the two games prior to Notre Dame. The Eagles are scoring 78 points per game with 35.2 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, while giving up 72.8 points against per game this year. Quinten Post is averaging 16.9 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game. Boston College is shooting 46.4% from the field, 75.2% on free throws, and 36.4% on three pointers this season.

North Carolina vs Boston College Betting Prediction

The Tar Heels come into this game as one of the hottest teams in the country and they are looking for their seventh straight conference win here. UNC is scoring 83.9 points per game, but they are actually a pretty solid defensive team this season. Boston College is at home for this game and they are going to need to operate very efficiently on offense if they want to stay in this game. The Eagles have allowed at least 84 points in three of their last five games and I think we are in for a high scoring game. Take the over in this contest. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Over 155.5

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David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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