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Jan 26, 9:00 PM | John Paul Jones Arena

Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds


John Paul Jones Arena will host Cavaliers vs. Eagles action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Cavaliers are 15-3 so far on the season, and 9-4 ATS vs. the number. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 7-12 and 7-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Virginia go 1-12 and the Eagles go 3-10 on the totals.

View Boston College vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Cavaliers installed as 18.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 69-ranked Cavaliers and the No. 303-rated Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-54 win for the Cavaliers on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 251 nationally ranked offense (64.3 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 213 at 68.5 PPG. The Cavaliers have been averaging 45.4% from the field, more than the Eagles have managed so far this season (41.3% on average).

Defensively, Boston College features the nation's No. 223-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 304 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Boston College, they were a 71-56 loser as they battled Wake Forest at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Eagles endured a 71-56 loss at the hands of the Demon Deacons on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Ryan Anderson at Conte Forum.

In their last action, Virginia was a 47-45 loser at home against Virginia Tech. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Cavaliers got 10 points from Mike Scott, but it was Virginia Tech that prevailed in a 47-45 final on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Wake Forest are 5-4
After a loss are 3-7

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-5
Before playing North Carolina State are 5-5
After playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Eagles at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston College's last 6 games on the road
Boston College is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 5 games
Virginia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Virginia is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Boston College

Next up:
Boston College home to Miami, Sunday, January 29
Virginia at North Carolina State, Saturday, January 28