Virginia Tech vs Boston College Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 21 (Hokies Take Care of Business on the Road)

Larry Rupp
Virginia Tech vs Boston College prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Virginia Tech vs Boston College prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Julia Nikhinson
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Virginia Tech vs Boston College Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 21 Virginia Tech Hokies (11-1, 1-0 ACC) vs. Boston College Eagles (6-6, 0-1 ACC)
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Silvio O. Conte Forum — Chestnut Hill, MA
Coverage: ACC Network

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Wednesday with a thrilling matchup between the No. 21 Virginia Tech Hokies and Boston College Eagles. Virginia Tech defeated Grambling State, 74-48, on Saturday to extend its winning streak to six games. Guard Sean Pedulla tallied 21 points.

Meanwhile, Boston College snapped a four-game losing streak with a 63-56 win over Stonehill College in its most recent game (Dec. 13). Jaeden Zackery and CJ Penha guided the offense with a combined 31 points on 11-of-24 shooting. The Eagles held the Skyhawks to a 36.2% shooting mark.

Virginia Tech vs Boston College Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: VTECH: (-490) | BC: (+365)
Spread: VTECH: -9.5 (-110) | BC:+9.5 (-110)
Total: 132.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Virginia Tech enters this contest as clear road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 132.5 points, which is below average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Virginia Tech vs Boston College Prediction & Pick

Virginia Tech has been one of the more surprising teams in college basketball this season. Yes, the Hokies won the ACC Tournament last year before losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. However, they somehow entered this season unranked and needed to prove themselves in the ACC.

Head coach Mike Young's team has done just that, posting a solid 11-1 record that includes wins over UNC and Dayton. The Hokies rank 11th in offensive efficiency, 27th in average scoring margin (+13.9) and tied for first in turnovers per game (9.1). That clean style of offense should lead to another win.

Boston College has also captured just one win in its last six December games, so fade the Eagles.

Final Score Prediction: Virginia Tech: 74 | Boston College: 61

Virginia Tech vs Boston College Betting Trends

- Virginia Tech is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Virginia Tech's last eight games.
- Boston College is 13-4 straight up in its last 17 home games against Virginia Tech.
- The total has hit the over in six of Boston College's last seven games against Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech vs Boston College Best Bet

Everything that the Hokies excel at is everything that the Eagles do not. Boston College ranks 296th in offensive efficiency, 225th in average scoring margin (-3.3) and 132nd in turnovers per game (12.6). Boston College is going to have a hard time keeping up with an offense firing on all cylinders lately.

Overall, Virginia Tech is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games and 6-2 ATS in its last eight games against an ACC opponent. Boston College is only 1-5 ATS in its last six games and 0-8 ATS in its last eight home games. Trust the trends here and back the Hokies to keep their success going.

Bet: Virginia Tech Hokies -9.5 (-110)

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