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North Carolina State favored by 16 against Boston College on Thursday

Boston College EaglesNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
Jan 19, 8:00 PM | PNC Arena

Boston College Eagles vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds

7-10TEAM RECORD13-5

The visiting Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at PNC Arena against the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

North Carolina State battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 7-10 mark (6-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-5 for the Wolfpack and 3-8 for the Eagles.

View Boston College vs North Carolina State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Wolfpack as 16-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 38-rated Wolfpack and the No. 300-ranked Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 77-62 result in favor of the Wolfpack.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina State has the nation's No. 33-rated offensive output, at 76.9 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 204 allowing on average 67.9 PPG. The Wolfpack FG% has averaged 47.5% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, Boston College features the nation's No. 204-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 72 nationally in scoring at home.

Boston College won its last outing, a 61-59 result against Virginia Tech on January 14. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Boston College got 15 points from Dennis Clifford en route to a 61-59 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday at Conte Forum.

Last time out for North Carolina State, they were a 76-40 winner as they battled Wake Forest on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The battle between the Wolfpack and Demon Deacons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wake Forest was handed a 76-40 defeat on Saturday at Joel Coliseum.

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Wake Forest are 6-3
After playing Virginia Tech are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Wake Forest are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Boston College home to Wake Forest, Saturday, January 21
North Carolina State at Miami, Sunday, January 22

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