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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Hokies over Eagles

Boston College EaglesVirginia Tech Hokies
Jan 9, 7:00 PM | Cassell Coliseum

Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds

8-6TEAM RECORD9-5

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Cassell Coliseum Wednesday as host Virginia Tech looks to handle the Boston College Eagles in NCAA hoops action.

The Hokies currently sports a 9-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-5-1 ATS. The Eagles are 8-6 and 5-4-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hokies produce a 5-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Eagles have gone 7-0 against the number.

View Boston College vs Virginia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Virginia Tech opened as 3-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 100-ranked Hokies and the No. 220-rated Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-73 win for the Hokies on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Tech's No. 43 nationally ranked offense (76.6 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 197 at 67.4 PPG. The Hokies have been averaging 43.4% from the field, less than the Eagles have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Boston College owns the country's No. 221-rated mark, allowing 73 points per game on the highway. Virginia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 51 in scoring at home.

Boston College was a 78-73 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Ryan Anderson scored 22 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 78-73 against North Carolina State in college basketball action at Conte Forum.

Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 94-71 loser as they battled Maryland on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. Virginia Tech was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Maryland and falling by a 94-71 score at Comcast Center.

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Wake Forest are 5-5
After playing North Carolina State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Georgia Tech are 7-3
After playing Maryland are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Eagles at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston College's last 7 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
Boston College is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
Boston College is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Boston College is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Virginia Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston College
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games when playing at home against Boston College
Virginia Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Boston College at Wake Forest, Saturday, January 12
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, Saturday, January 12