The Cavaliers and Eagles are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ESPNU. The Eagles will host the game at Silvio Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA. The odds for this Atlantic Coast conference game currently have Boston College as the -1 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 126.5 points.

VIRGINIA CAVALIERS VS BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston College Eagles -1

This game will be played at Silvio Conte Forum at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Boston College pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 126.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will the Cavaliers Make it Happen in Chestnut Hill?

Virginia will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Boston College. The Cavaliers have gone 20-8 overall this season, including an 11-6 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play. They have gone 9-2 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Cavaliers have gone just 4-6 this season, compared to a 16-2 record at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -10.7 points per game, while it is +13.7 points per game at home. For the season, they have been the underdog in seven games, going 2-5.

Virginia’s ATS record this season is 14-13-1, and they have gone 4-6 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cavaliers are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

Virginia’s over/under record for the season is 12-16, and today’s line of 126.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (127.1). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 102 points.

Most recently, the Virginia offense finished with just 44 points vs. North Carolina. For the game, they hit 2/14 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 27.6%. In terms of offense, the Cavaliers have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 265th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 156th in percentage and 299th in three-pointers made.

So far this season, the Virginia defense has been performing well, ranking 4th in the country at 58.4 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. North Carolina, the Tar Heels finished with a field goal percentage of 27% and a total of 54 points vs. Virginia.

Pressure Builds for Boston College as Home Favorites

After a loss in their last game, Boston College will look to get back on track as they host Virginia. The Eagles are 15-12 this season, including a 11-5 record at home. They are favored by one point, and their average scoring margin at home is +6.6.

So far this season, Boston College has a 12-3 record when favored. Over their last 10 games at home, they are 7-3. For the year, they are 6-10 in ACC play, and their non-conference record is 9-2.

Against the spread, Boston College has a record of 11-14-2 this season. At home, they are 8-8 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Eagles have gone 8-7 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, BC has a 5-5 ATS mark.

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). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 157 points and their over/under record for the season is 16-10-1.

In contrast to their season average of 76 points per game, the Boston College had a below average performance. They scored 70 points against North Carolina State and had a field goal percentage of 44.6%. Offensively, the Eagles hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 99th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 70th in terms of percentage and 112nd in three-pointers made.

Boston College’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. North Carolina State, the Wolfpack finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 81 points vs. Boston College.