NCAA Hoops: Tar Heels vs Eagles

North Carolina pays a visit to Boston College on Tuesday, hoping to send the Eagles to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Conte Forum.

The Eagles sit at 14-7 (8-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Tar Heels are currently 15-5 (8-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Boston College is 8-7 OU, and North Carolina is 8-9 OU.

View North Carolina vs Boston College Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Eagles as 3.5-point underdogs on the Sportsbook line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Tar Heels odds would favor the Tar Heels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston College is rated No. 170 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina is at No. 12. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-76 win for the Tar Heels.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston College's No. 67-ranked offense, averaging 74 PPG, against a Tar Heels defense that ranks No. 155 at 67.2 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Tar Heels marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

Defensively, North Carolina features the nation's No. 44-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.7 points per game. Boston College, meanwhile, comes in at No. 76 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for North Carolina, they were an 84-64 Sportsbook as they battled North Carolina State at home. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. North Carolina cruised to victory on Saturday, running North Carolina State out of the gym and running up an 84-64 score at Dean Smith Center.

Boston College was an 84-68 loser in its last match on the road against Duke. They covered the 17–point spread as underdogs. Boston College got 18 points from Corey Raji but lost anyway, 84-68, to Duke on Thursday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Florida State are 8-2
After playing North Carolina State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After playing Duke are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Tar Heels at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina's last 6 games on the road
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston College is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 6 games when playing North Carolina
Boston College is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Boston College is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing North Carolina

Next up:
North Carolina home to Florida State, Sunday, February 6
Boston College home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, February 5