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Boston College Eagles (9-3) vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-3)
2024-01-02 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Boston College Eagles -1 -- Over/Under: 150
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Boston College Eagles meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Conte Forum. Wake Forest has won seven straight games at 9-3 on the season, most recently taking out Virginia Tech on Saturday. As for Boston College, they’re coming off a win over Lehigh (their fourth in a row) and sitting at 9-3 as well. Let’s get into our Wake Forest vs. Boston College prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons 

The Demon Deacons didn’t start out the season so great, going just 2-3 in their first five games. Wake Forest lost to Georgia, Utah and LSU in that time. Since then it’s been all wins though, as the Deacons have taken out Charleston Southern, Florida, Rutgers, NJIT, Delaware State, Presbyterian and Virginia Tech. 

In the Virginia Tech matchup, the Demon Deacons stormed out to a 44-24 edge by the break. Wake Forest posted another 42 points in the second half and won easily 86-63. Hunter Sallis led the team with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Andrew Carr chipped in 15 points with eight boards. 

Boston College Eagles 

Over on the Eagles’ side, they won their first four games of the year before hitting a sketchy 1-3 stretch featuring losses to Colorado State, Loyola and NC State (with a win over Vanderbilt). Boston College has since dispatched Central Connecticut, Holy Cross, St. John’s and Lehigh in the last quartet. 

Way back on December 21 versus Lehigh in their last outing, the Eagles were in good shape at the break with a 44-29 edge. Boston College hit a 41-40 run in the second half and cruised to the win 85-69. Claudell Harris did the bulk of the Work with 29 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals. 


I’ll probably just stay with Boston College here. You could call it either way, though; should be a fun matchup. The Eagles didn’t have any issues with a struggling Lehigh team in their last matchup, hitting 50.8 percent from the field with a 39-30 rebounding edge and just nine turnovers. During this current win streak, Boston College has scored 82 or more  points in each game and kept their opponents below 70 points in three of the four. That said, the Eagles haven’t seen a team of Wake Forest’s caliber in a while. 

Speaking of Wake Forest, they’ve notched 70 or more points in every game this season and should score pretty well on Tuesday also. I like this one to be a high-total finish with the Eagles eking out a cover/win. It’s probably a coin flip, though. It’ll be a fun one to watch. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Boston College Eagles -1

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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