Virginia vs Boston College Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 22 (Cavaliers' Pressing Defense Grounds Eagles)

Virginia vs Boston College Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 22 (Cavaliers' Pressing Defense Grounds Eagles)


Virginia vs Boston College Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 6 Virginia (21-4, 13-3 ACC) vs. Boston College (13-15, 7-10 ACC)
  • Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Silvio O. Conte Forum -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coverage: ACC Network Extra

Wednesday, Feb. 22's NCAA college slate includes an ACC showdown between the No. 6 Virginia Cavaliers and Boston College Eagles.

Virginia is filled with momentum after picking up its fourth consecutive win with a 57-55 effort against Notre Dame. Meanwhile, Boston College returns home following a 75-69 road win over Florida State on Saturday.

Can Virginia extend its winning streak to five games? Or will Boston College succeed at playing the role of spoiler?

Virginia vs Boston College Odds & Spread

Virginia enters this contest as the heavy road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 125.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Virginia vs Boston College Betting Trends

  • Virginia is 10-15-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Cavaliers are 3-9 as 7.5-point favorites or more.
  • Virginia has played 25 games this season, and 13 of them have gone over the total.
  • Boston College is 12-16-0 against the spread this year.
  • Against the spread as 7.5-point underdogs or greater, the Eagles are 5-5.
  • Boston College has played 28 games this year, and 17 of them have hit the over.
Virginia Rank Virginia AVG Boston College AVG Boston College Rank
244th 69.1 Points Scored 66.3 315th
10th 60.1 Points Allowed 70.7 210th
299th 29.4 Rebounds 30.9 235th
318th 6.6 Off. Rebounds 8.6 186th
179th 7.4 3pt Made 5.6 332nd
18th 16.2 Assists 12.4 238th
4th 8.4 Turnovers 12.1 196th

Virginia vs Boston College Prediction & Pick

Defense usually translates well on the road and that's exactly how Virginia wins games. The Cavaliers only surrender 60.1 PPG (No. 8) on 41.3% shooting (No. 48) while boasting the 35th-best defensive efficiency in the country.

Boston College just doesn't have the offensive skill to get by Virginia's defense. On top of only averaging 66.3 PPG, the Eagles only shoot 43.0% from the floor (No. 247) and 31.4% from beyond the arc (No. 308). That's not even to mention the recent sloppy play that's seen them turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times over the last three games.

Virginia has won 10 of its last 11 games against Boston College for a reason. The former is the better program and I fully expect the Cavaliers to further cement that tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Virginia: 66 | Boston College: 60

Virginia vs Boston College Best Bet

When it comes to the best bet, I'm siding with the total going over 125.5 points. For starters, the over is 5-4 in Virginia's last nine games, as well as 15-4 in Boston College's last 19 ACC matchups. Furthermore, the over has been hit in six of the Eagles' last eight home games.

With Virginia and Boston College combining for the over in five of their last six meetings, they shouldn't have trouble scoring more points than expected tonight.

Bet: Over 125.5 Points (-110)

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