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Boston College favored by 4 against Northwestern on Saturday

Northwestern WildcatsBoston College Eagles
March 19, 11:00 AM | Conte Forum

Northwestern Wildcats vs Boston College Eagles Odds

19-13TEAM RECORD21-12

Northwestern pays a visit to Boston College on Saturday, hoping to send the Eagles to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Conte Forum.

The Eagles sit at 21-12 (17-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wildcats are currently 19-13 (13-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Boston College is 17-12 OU, and Northwestern is 15-11 OU.

View Northwestern vs Boston College Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Eagles installed as 4-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Wildcats odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston College is rated No. 178 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northwestern is at No. 217. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-73 win for the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Boston College's No. 287-rated squad against Northwestern's No. 329-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Boston College rates No. 5 in the country with 9.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 nationally with 9.2 per match.

Defensively, Northwestern features the nation's No. 260-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.1 points per game. Boston College, meanwhile, comes in at No. 66 nationally in scoring at home.

Northwestern was a 70-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wisc-Milwaukee. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites. John Shurna went off for 25 points and added 8 rebounds, leading Northwestern over Wisc-Milwaukee, 70-61, on Wednesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Boston College won its last outing, an 82-64 result against McNeese State on March 15. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Eagles got 22 points from Reggie Jackson as Boston College ran past McNeese State 82-64 on Tuesday at Burton Coliseum.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 0-1
After a win are 4-6

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Wildcats at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Northwestern's last 12 games on the road
Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northwestern is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Boston College is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston College is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston College's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston College's last 7 games at home