Boston College vs Virginia Prediction - Basketball Plays 1/28/23

Virginia Cavaliers (15-3) vs Boston College Eagles (10-11)

Game Info: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 12:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)

Betting Odds: Virginia Cavaliers -16.5 -- Over/Under: 125 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston College Eagles and Virginia Cavaliers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at John Paul Jones Arena. When these two teams faced off last February it was Virginia that secured a 67-55 victory. 

Boston College Betting Preview

Boston College comes into this game with a 10-11 record overall and they have gone 9-12 against the spread. In the last game against Louisville, Boston College scored 75 points and that was enough to win by ten points. Quinten Post finished with 22 points and six rebounds. Boston College is averaging 66.3 points while their defense is giving up 69.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 314th, and they need the offense to be good here. Quinten Post is averaging 15.3 points while shooting 57.5 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from behind the three-point line. 

Virginia Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Virginia who sits with a 15-3 record and they have gone 7-11 against the spread. In the last game against Wake Forest, Virginia scored 76 points and that led to the victory. As of late the offense has been strong for Virginia, but the defense hasn’t been as lights out. Virginia is averaging 70.3 points while their defense is giving up 60.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 211st while the defense is ranked 10th. Armaan Franklin is averaging 12.8 points while shooting 42.6 pecent from the field and 40.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

Boston College vs Virginia Trends

Virginia is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games against a team with a losing straight up record. The over is 6-1 in Boston College’s last seven games on Saturday. The over is 5-1 in Boston College’s last six games following an against the spread win. The over is 4-1 in the Cavaliers last five games on Saturday. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Virginia’s defense hasn’t been as strong heading into this game, and that is going to continue here. In the last game they gave up 67 points to Wake Forest, and they are going to give up at least that to Boston College. Virginia is going to continue their hot offense, and this game is going to go over the total.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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