15* ACC GAME OF THE DAY on Boston College +5
Virginia vs. Boston College,
03/03/2013 16:00 EDT,
Score: 52 - 53
Point Spread: +5/-110 Boston College
The Virginia Cavaliers are in a huge letdown spot Sunday as they travel to face the Boston College Eagles. That's because the Cavaliers are coming off their biggest win of the season on Thursday with a 73-68 victory over Duke. That win almost certainly cemented their spot in the NCAA Tournament, which is why they are ripe for a letdown here.
Boston College has quietly been one of the most underrated teams in the country this season with several close losses on the year. I have no doubt this team is better than its 12-16 record would indicate. It will be out for revenge after a 51-65 loss at Virgina in their first meeting on January 26th.
The Eagles have been solid at home this season. They have gone 10-6 at home with wins over the likes of Clemson, Wake Forest, Providence and Maryland. They also have close home losses to the likes of NC State (73-78) as a 7.5-point dog, Miami (59-60) as a 6-point dog and Duke (61-62) as an 11-point dog.
While Virginia has been one of the best home teams in the country, it has simply been atrocious on the road this year. The Cavaliers are 3-7 in all road games this season with some ugly losses to the likes of George Mason (59-63), Wake Forest (52-55), Clemson (44-59), Georgia Tech (60-66) and UNC (81-93).
This play falls into a system that is 161-89 (64.4%) ATS over the last 5 seasons. It tells us to bet against home underdogs of 3.5 to 9.5 points (BOSTON COLLEGE) - revenging a same season loss vs opponent, off 2 straight losses against conference rivals.
Boston College is 8-1 ATS in home games revenging a loss where team scored less than 60 points over the last 2 seasons. The Eagles are 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss. Boston College is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 home games. The Cavaliers are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 road games. Roll with Boston College Sunday.