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Boston College Eagles face North Carolina Tar Heels: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Boston College EaglesNorth Carolina Tar Heels
5-12January 18, 2014, 12:00 | Dean Smith Center10-6



Dean Smith Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host North Carolina Tar Heels and the visiting Boston College Eagles in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tar Heels are 7-9 ATS. Boston College is 7-8 against the total, while North Carolina is 6-10 versus the number.

View Boston College Eagles vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Eagles were listed as 13-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Tar Heels sit at No. 30 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 244 on the same chart.

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In their last action, Boston College was a 69-59 loser at home against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Boston College suffered a 69-59 loss against Syracuse on Monday, getting 18 points from Lonnie Jackson in a losing effort at Conte Forum.

Last time out for North Carolina, they were a 57-45 loser as they battled Syracuse on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Marcus Paige scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Tar Heels to a win (they lost 57-45 to Syracuse at Carrier Dome on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 244 in NCAA hoops at 31.12 per game. Contrast that with North Carolina’s No. 10 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Carolina is the No. 253-ranked team in the country at 3.44 per game, while Boston College rates No. 59 at 7.47 per game.

A few Eagles at Tar Heels trends to consider:
Boston College is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Boston College is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Boston College is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Boston College is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
North Carolina is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina's last 5 games
North Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home


Next up:
Boston College home to Georgia Tech, Tuesday, January 21st
North Carolina at Virginia, Monday, January 20th

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