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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Friars over Eagles

Boston College EaglesProvidence Friars
16-17November 08, 2013, 06:00 | Dunkin Donuts Center19-15

Providence looks to cover the Friars-Eagles pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 19-15 mark when they host Boston College in college basketball wagering action.

The Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 15-13-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Friars are 15-13-2 ATS. Boston College is 17-9 on the totals; Providence is 17-11.

View Boston College Eagles vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Eagles were listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 85-rated Friars and the No. 182-ranked Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Boston College, they were a 69-58 loser as they battled Miami on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog. Boston College got 15 points from Patrick Heckmann but lost anyway, 69-58, to Miami on Friday at Greensboro Coliseum.

Providence was a 79-68 loser in its last match on the road against Baylor. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Providence got 23 points from Bryce Cotton but lost anyway, 79-68, to Baylor on Wednesday at Ferrell Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Providence's No. 126-ranked offense, averaging 67.62 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 162 at 68.06 PPG. The Friars field goal percentage has averaged 41.14% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.09% per game.

A few Eagles at Friars trends to consider:
Boston College is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston College is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Boston College is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Boston College is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Providence
Providence is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Providence is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Providence is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Providence is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Boston College

Next up:
Boston College home to Massachusetts, Sunday, November 10th
Providence at Brown, Wednesday, November 13th