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Boston College Eagles (11-7) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (11-7)
January 23, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -5.5; Over/Under: 148.5
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The Boston College Eagles will play the Virginia Tech Hokies in an ACC game on Tuesday night at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia. Boston College has lost three of their last four games, while Virginia Tech has lost two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Boston College vs Virginia Tech prediction.

Boston College Preview

The Boston College Eagles are 11-7 (2-5) this season after they lost to North Carolina by a score of 76-66 in their last game. Boston College only trailed 34-31 at halftime, but they allowed 42 points in the second half in the loss. The Eagles shot 34.5% from the field and were -15 in rebounding margin in the game. Boston College defeated Notre Dame by a score of 63-59 in the game prior to UNC, but lost to Clemson and Syracuse before that. The Eagles are scoring 77.3 points per game with 34.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, while allowing 73 points against per game this season. Quinten Post is averaging 17.1 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game, and 3.1 assists per game. Boston College is shooting 45.8% from the field, 76.2% on free throws, and 35.6% on three pointers this year. 

Virginia Tech Preview

The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-7 (3-4) this year after they defeated NC State by a score of 84-78 in their last game. Virginia Tech led 33-32 at halftime and scored 51 points in the second half for the win. The Hokies shot 53.1% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the game. Virginia Tech lost to Virginia by a score of 65-57 and Miami by a score of 75-71 in the two games prior to NC State. The Hokies are scoring 73.7 points per game with 34.1 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, while giving up 68.1 points against per game this year. Sean Pedulla is averaging 16.1 points per game, 4.4 assists per game, and 4.1 rebounds per game. Virginia Tech is shooting 46% from the field, 79% on free throws, and 36.1% on three pointers this season. Virginia Tech will play against Georgia Tech after this game.

Boston College vs Virginia Tech Betting Prediction

Both of these teams have struggled in recent games and they could really use a win in this matchup. Virginia Tech was able to get a win against NC State in their last game, while Boston College is coming off of a loss to UNC. The Hokies are the better defensive team and BC has had some trouble scoring, as they have scored 66 and 63 points in their last two games. Virginia Tech has been pretty solid at home this year and Boston College has lost by double-digits in three of their last four games. Take Virginia Tech here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Virginia Tech -5.5

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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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