Boston College vs. Virginia Tech - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Virginia Tech Hokies (14-5) at Boston College Eagles (9-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Silvio O. Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +5 -- Over/Under: 131 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Virginia Tech Hokies and Boston College Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Silvio Conte Forum.
The Virginia Tech Hokies look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 71.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 61.3 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Landers Nolley II is averaging 17.9 points and 2.5 assists while Nahiem Alleyne is averaging 9.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. P.J. Horne is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Tyrece Radford is dishing 1.3 assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Tech Hokies are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies have won three of their last four road games.
The Boston College Eagles need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Boston College Eagles are averaging 64 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Derryck Thornton is averaging 12.8 points and 3.4 assists while Jay Heath is averaging 11.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Nik Popovic is the third double-digit scorer and Jared Hamilton is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Boston College Eagles are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston College Eagles are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game. The Boston College Eagles have split their last six home games.
The Hokies are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games as a road favorite and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Eagles are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Hokies last 6 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 home games. The road team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Virginia Tech Hokies are playing some of their best basketball in quite some time and they've covered three of their four road games this season. The Boston College Eagles have lost four straight and are losing their last five games by an average of 11.6 points while shooting 38.2 percent from the field. The Boston College Eagles are also just 8-11 ATS on the season and 4-7 ATS at home. I have to lay the reasonable number with the Virginia Tech Hokies.