Boston College Eagles host North Carolina Tar Heels in college basketball action
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Boston College Eagles Odds
Conte Forum features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Boston College Eagles and the visiting North Carolina Tar Heels in college hoops action on Tuesday.
Supporters of the Tar Heels have watched them go 13-6 and 10-7 ATS on the year, while the Eagles are at 9-10 and 8-6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 10-2, while the Tar Heels have a 8-9 mark.
Bettors looking to side with Boston College in this one found them as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 233-ranked Eagles and the No. 31-rated Tar Heels in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-71 win for the Tar Heels on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tar Heels is ranked No. 4 in NCAA hoops at 42.5 per game. Contrast that with Boston College’s No. 239 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Boston College is the No. 71-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while North Carolina rates No. 76 at 7.2 per game.
Defensively, North Carolina features the nation's No. 282-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Boston College, meanwhile, comes in at No. 251 nationally in scoring at home.
North Carolina lost its last outing, a 91-83 result against North Carolina State on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. North Carolina suffered a 91-83 loss against North Carolina State on Saturday, getting 19 points from P.J. Hairston in a losing effort at PNC Arena.
Boston College was a 65-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Boston College suffered a 65-51 loss against Virginia on Saturday, getting 14 points from Ryan Anderson in a losing effort at John Paul Jones Arena.
North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Virginia Tech are 7-3
After playing North Carolina State are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1
Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Clemson are 5-5
After playing Virginia are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Tar Heels at Eagles trends to consider:
North Carolina is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
North Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston College's last 5 games when playing North Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston College's last 7 games
Boston College is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Boston College is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing North Carolina
North Carolina home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, February 2
Boston College home to Clemson, Saturday, February 2