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Pittsburgh favored by -5.5 against Boston College on Wednesday

Pittsburgh PanthersBoston College Eagles
20-7February 26, 2014, 08:00 | Conte Forum7-20

The Boston College Eagles will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Conte Forum on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.

The Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 8-14-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Eagles are 8-16-1 ATS. Pittsburgh is 14-10 on the totals; Boston College is 13-12.

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On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Boston College sat as 5.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 93-rated Pittsburgh taking on the No. 213-rated Eagles in this contest.

Pittsburgh was a 71-66 loser in their most recent outing at home against Florida State. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Pittsburgh suffered a 71-66 loss against Florida State on Sunday, getting 22 points from Lamar Patterson in a losing effort at Petersen Events Center.

In their last action, Boston College was a 69-42 loser on the road against Miami. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Boston College was run off the court by the Hurricanes on Saturday as Miami routed them 69-42 at BankUnited Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Boston College's No. 248-rated squad against Pittsburgh's No. 75-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Boston College rates No. 27 in the country with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 221 nationally with 4.93 per match.

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, Saturday, March 1st
Boston College at Wake Forest, Saturday, March 1st