Virginia Cavaliers vs Boston College NCAAB Betting Prediction

Virginia Cavaliers vs Boston College Prediction 2/28/2024

The Virginia Cavaliers (20-8) travel to face off against the Boston College Eagles (15-12) on Wednesday, February 28th. This game will be played at Silvio Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill and televised on ESPNU. Both Virginia and Boston College will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Boston College Eagles

The Virginia Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Virginia will be looking to end their two-game losing streak when they take on Boston College. The Cavaliers come into this game with a record of 20-8, including an 11-6 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. So far this season, they have gone 9-2 in non-conference action.

On the road, Virginia is just 4-6 this season, compared to a 16-2 record at home. Over their last 10 road games, the Cavaliers have gone 4-6, and they are 4-1 in their last five.

Overall, Virginia has an ATS record of 14-13-1 this season, including a road ATS record of 4-6. As the underdog, the Cavaliers are 2-5 vs. the spread this year and have gone 2-8 in their last 10 games as the underdog. However, Virginia has gone 4-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 road games and 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.

Virginia’s over/under record this season is 12-16 and today’s line of 126.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (127.1). Their last three games have had an average scoring total of 102 points and their last five games have had an average of 120 points.

The Boston College Eagles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into today’s game against Virginia, Boston College is 15-12 overall and 6-10 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Over their last ten games at home, the Eagles have gone 7-3.

On the year, Boston College has been the favorite in 15 games and has gone 12-3 in those contests. At home this season, the Eagles are 11-5, and they have won their last two games.

As the favorite this season, Boston College has gone 8-7 vs. the spread. Over their last three games as the favorite, the Eagles are 2-1 ATS and 5-5 ATS over their last 10 games as the favorite.

Today’s over/under line of 126.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Boston College’s games this season (145.4). So far, 24 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 157 points.

Virginia Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Virginia offense tallied 44 points in a matchup against North Carolina. Their field goal percentage for the game was 27.6%, and they made 2 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Reece Beekman who comes into today’s matchup averaging 13.8. Isaac McKneely also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.2.

Reece Beekman (G) 13.8 3.3 5.8
Isaac McKneely (G) 12.2 3.0 1.6
Ryan Dunn (G) 8.4 6.9 0.8

Boston College Offense Breakdown

The Boston College offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. North Carolina State. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.6% while connecting on 9 threes. Mason Madsen led the team in scoring, putting up 21 points. Additionally, Prince Aligbe contributed 12 points for the Eagles.

Quinten Post (F) 15.9 7.7 3.0
Claudell Harris Jr. (G) 13.7 3.3 2.1
Jaeden Zackery (G) 11.7 3.0 4.3

Virginia Team Defense

Virginia’s defense has been playing well, ranking 4th nationally, with 58.4 points allowed per game. Against North Carolina in their most recent game, the Virginia defense gave up a total of 54 points while allowing North Carolina to hit 27% of their shots.

Boston College Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Boston College defense is giving up an average of 73.5 points per contest. So far, the Boston College defense is giving up an average of 8.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.7 times per game (473rd).

Cavaliers vs Eagles Trends

  • In their last three road games, Virginia has averaged 62 points per game while allowing 72. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Boston College has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 70 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Cavaliers have gone 1-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Eagles have a straight up record of 8-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 5-5.

Cavaliers vs Eagles Prediction

Not only do we have the Eagles winning this one by a score of 75-68, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Eagles at -1.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 126.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Eagles to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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