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Boston College Eagles visit Virginia Cavaliers in NCAAB hoops battle

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

Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD14-13

The Boston College Eagles will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Cavaliers in Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Cavaliers are 14-7 ATS. Boston College is 11-10 on the totals; Virginia is 8-13.

View Boston College vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Cavaliers as 2-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers sit at No. 270 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 183 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Eagles will win this game 68-66.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Eagles rank No. 302 in NCAA Division 1 with 32 per game. That compares with Virginia’s No. 317 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia is college basketball's No. 72-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Eagles rate No. 7 with 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