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NCAA hoops odds preview - Wake Forest vs. Boston College

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Jan 21, 12:00 PM | Conte Forum

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Boston College Eagles Odds


The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Eagles in Boston College at Conte Forum on Saturday in college basketball action.

Boston College will face the 10-8 Demon Deacons, who own a 7-7-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 3-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Demon Deacons are 5-10 favoring the OVER.

View Wake Forest vs Boston College Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Eagles installed as 1-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Demon Deacons odds would favor the Demon Deacons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston College is rated No. 300 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wake Forest is at No. 238. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 64-60 win for the Demon Deacons.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Demon Deacons rank No. 281 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.3 per game. That compares with Boston College’s No. 323 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston College is college basketball's No. 73-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Demon Deacons rate No. 242 with 5.4 per game.

Defensively, Wake Forest features the nation's No. 268-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. Boston College, meanwhile, comes in at No. 317 nationally in scoring at home.

Wake Forest was a 91-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Duke. They covered the 21.5-point spread as underdogs. C.J. Harris scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Demon Deacons to a win (they lost 91-73 to Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday).

Boston College lost its last outing, a 76-62 result against North Carolina State on January 19. They covered in that game as a 16.5-point underdog. Boston College got 12 points from Dennis Clifford but lost anyway, 76-62, to North Carolina State on Thursday at PNC Arena.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida State are 4-6
After playing Duke are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Virginia are 6-4
After playing North Carolina State are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Demon Deacons at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston College
Wake Forest is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston College
Wake Forest is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston College's last 8 games when playing Wake Forest
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 6 games
Boston College is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wake Forest
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston College's last 5 games when playing at home against Wake Forest

Next up:
Wake Forest home to Florida State, Wednesday, January 25
Boston College at Virginia, Thursday, January 26