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Eagles face Virginia Cavaliers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Boston College EaglesVirginia Cavaliers
Feb 26, 12:00 PM | John Paul Jones Arena

Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD14-13

Virginia will look to improve on its 14-13 record on Saturday when they host Boston College in NCAAB odds action at John Paul Jones Arena.

The Cavaliers bring a 14-13 record (14-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-11 Eagles, who are 12-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Virginia go 8-13 so far and the Eagles go 11-10.

View Boston College vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Virginia sat as 2-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 183-rated Boston College taking on the No. 270-rated Cavaliers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-66 win for the Eagles on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 302 in NCAA hoops at 32 per game. Contrast that with Virginia’s No. 317 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Virginia is the No. 72-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Boston College rates No. 7 at 9 per game.

Defensively, Boston College features the nation's No. 120-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 341 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Boston College was a 73-64 loser at home against Miami. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites. Joe Trapani scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 73-64 to Miami at Conte Forum on Wednesday).

In their last action, Virginia was a 62-56 winner on the road against Georgia Tech. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. Virginia got 17 points from Mustapha Farrakhan en route to a 62-56 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-4
Before playing North Carolina State are 5-5
After playing Georgia Tech are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Eagles at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Boston College is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia's last 7 games when playing Boston College
Virginia is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Boston College at Virginia Tech, Tuesday, March 1
Virginia home to North Carolina State, Tuesday, March 1

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