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College Basketball Matchup - Boston College Eagles Northwestern Wildcats Odds Preview

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

Northwestern Wildcats vs Boston College Eagles Odds

19-13TEAM RECORD21-12

Conte Forum will host Eagles vs. Wildcats action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 13-13 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Eagles are 17-12 ATS. Northwestern is 15-11 against the total, while Boston College is 17-12 versus the number.

View Northwestern vs Boston College Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Boston College opened as 4-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 178-ranked Eagles and the No. 217-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-73 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston College's No. 84 nationally ranked offense (71.9 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 170 at 67.7 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 46.1% from the field, more than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).

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