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Virginia Tech Hokies visit Boston College Eagles in college basketball clash

Virginia Tech HokiesBoston College Eagles
8-11January 29, 2014, 07:00 | Conte Forum5-14

The Boston College Eagles host Virginia Tech on Wednesday, looking to build on their 5-14 mark against the 8-11 Hokies in college hoops action at Conte Forum.

The Hokies will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 6-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Eagles are 4-13 ATS. Virginia Tech is 3-10 against the total, while Boston College is 8-9 versus the number.

View Virginia Tech Hokies vs Boston College Eagles Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Boston College sat as -6-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 297-ranked Eagles and the No. 294-rated Hokies in this matchup.

Virginia Tech was a 65-45 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as underdogs. Virginia Tech was run off the court by the Cavaliers on Saturday as Virginia routed them 65-45 at John Paul Jones Arena.

In their last action, Boston College was a 68-60 loser at home against Georgia Tech. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Eagles endured a 68-60 loss at the hands of the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, despite a 19-point effort from Olivier Hanlan at Conte Forum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston College's No. 183-ranked offense, averaging 69.58 PPG, against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 107 at 68.79 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, more than the Hokies marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.56% per game.

A few Hokies at Eagles trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Boston College is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Boston College is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Boston College is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Boston College is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Virginia Tech

Next up:
Virginia Tech home to Maryland, Saturday, February 1st
Boston College at Notre Dame, Saturday, February 1st