15* ACC GAME OF THE NIGHT on Boston College +8.5
Boston College vs. Maryland,
01/22/2013 21:00 EDT,
Score: 59 - 64
Point Spread: +8½/-105 Boston College
The Boston College Eagles are one of the most underrated teams in the country this season. They came into this year with little expectations after a rebuilding year last season in head coach Steve Donahue's first year on the job. Donahue has the Eagles playing much more competitive basketball in 2012-13.
While Boston College is just 9-8 on the season, there's no question this team is much better than its record would indicate. It has suffered three heartbreaking ACC losses in its last four games. It fell 73-78 to NC State, 72-75 to Wake Forest and 59-60 to Miami. There's no question it will be highly motivated for a win tonight after this tough stretch of losses.
Opposite of Boston College, this Maryland team isn't nearly as good as its 14-4 record would indicate. It has a 62-65 home loss to a down Florida State team, as well as road losses to Miami (47-54) and North Carolina (52-62). This is certainly a look-ahead game for Maryland, which has Duke on deck Saturday.
Boston College is 6-0 ATS versus good defensive teams - allowing