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College basketball point spread favors Eagles in battle with Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsBoston College Eagles
10-7January 21, 2014, 09:00 | Conte Forum5-13

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Conte Forum Tuesday as host Boston College looks to handle the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in NCAA hoops action.

The Eagles are 5-13 so far on the season, and 4-12 ATS vs. the number. The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, are 10-7 and 4-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston College go 8-8 and the Yellow Jackets go 5-4-2 on the totals.

View Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Boston College Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Eagles in this one found them listed as -5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Tuesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Yellow Jackets was expected to move the line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 277 and the Yellow Jackets at No. 259 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Georgia Tech, they were a 56-42 loser as they battled Miami at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Trae Golden scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Yellow Jackets to a win (they lost 56-42 to Miami at Hank McCarmish Pavilion on Saturday).

Boston College was an 82-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Carolina. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Olivier Hanlan scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 82-71 to North Carolina at Dean Smith Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston College's No. 179 nationally ranked offense (70.11 points per game) against a Yellow Jackets defense that sits as the No. 71 at 67.06 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 44.63% from the field, more than the Yellow Jackets have managed so far this season (43.57% on average).

Next up:
Georgia Tech at North Carolina State, Sunday, January 26th
Boston College at Virginia Tech, Wednesday, January 29th