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Boston College EaglesVirginia Cavaliers
Jan 26, 9:00 PM | John Paul Jones Arena

Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds

7-12TEAM RECORD15-3

John Paul Jones Arena will host Cavaliers vs. Eagles action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Cavaliers are 15-3 so far on the season, and 9-4 ATS vs. the number. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 7-12 and 7-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Virginia go 1-12 and the Eagles go 3-10 on the totals.

View Boston College vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Cavaliers installed as 18.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 69-ranked Cavaliers and the No. 303-rated Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-54 win for the Cavaliers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 251 nationally ranked offense (64.3 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 213 at 68.5 PPG. The Cavaliers have been averaging 45.4% from the field, more than the Eagles have managed so far this season (41.3% on average).

Defensively, Boston College features the nation's No. 223-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 304 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Boston College, they were a 71-56 loser as they battled Wake Forest at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Eagles endured a 71-56 loss at the hands of the Demon Deacons on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Ryan Anderson at Conte Forum.

In their last action, Virginia was a 47-45 loser at home against Virginia Tech. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Cavaliers got 10 points from Mike Scott, but it was Virginia Tech that prevailed in a 47-45 final on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Wake Forest are 5-4
After a loss are 3-7

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-5
Before playing North Carolina State are 5-5
After playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Eagles at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston College's last 6 games on the road
Boston College is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 5 games
Virginia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Virginia is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Boston College

Next up:
Boston College home to Miami, Sunday, January 29
Virginia at North Carolina State, Saturday, January 28

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