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Boston College EaglesMiami Hurricanes
7-19February 22, 2014, 12:00 | BankUnited Center13-13

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Miami Hurricanes try to run the Boston College Eagles off the court at BankUnited Center in college hoops action.

This season, the Hurricanes are 13-13 overall and 10-11 ATS, while the Eagles are 7-19 and 8-15-1 ATS. As for the totals, Miami boasts a 6-15 on the OU, and Boston College is 13-11.

View Boston College Eagles vs Miami Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Hurricanes in this one found them listed as -4-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Eagles was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 234-ranked Hurricanes and the No. 207-rated Eagles in this matchup.

Boston College won its last outing, a 62-59 result against Syracuse on February 19. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point underdog. The Eagles grabbed a 62-59 win over the Orange on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Olivier Hanlan at Carrier Dome.

Miami won its last outing, a 71-64 result against Notre Dame on February 19. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Miami got 21 points and 11 rebounds from Rion Brown en route to a 71-64 victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday at BankUnited Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's No. 252-ranked scoring average of 61.42 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 207 and allowing 73.92 PPG. The Hurricanes FG% has averaged 41.15% to date this season, less than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (44.93% per game).

A few Eagles at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Boston College is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston College's last 5 games
Boston College is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Boston College is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Miami is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Boston College
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston College

Next up:
Boston College home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, February 26th
Miami at Virginia, Wednesday, February 26th