Boston College vs Virginia Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/19/2020
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Location: John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia -12
The Boston College Eagles travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 12 point favorites.
Boston College heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-13. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 64.8 points per contest while giving up 69.0 per game. Virginia has an overall mark of 17-7. They are averaging 56.8 points per contest and giving up 52.0, which is a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 13-13-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 11-14-1 against the over/under
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-15-1 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
02/18/20 G Chris Herren Jr. Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Virginia
02/18/20 G Jared Hamilton Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Virginia
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Derryck Thornton comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Jay Heath averages 12.6 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Mamadi Diakite averages 13.7 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Kihei Clark averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College averages 64.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 318th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 323rd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 319th in the nation. They average 33.2 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 289th and 227th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 126th with 13.8 per game. The Eagles allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 167th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 200th and 155th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 323rd and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 209th place in Division 1. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 299th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 348th in the country with 56.8 points per game this year. They are 319th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 332nd in the nation. They are 222nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game, and 301st in assists per contest with 11.4. The Cavaliers are 259th in turnovers per game with 12.3. The Cavaliers surrender 52.0 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 8.9 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 30.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 88th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Eagles are 332nd in the nation in offensive rating with 92.2. In terms of pace they are 145th in the country with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 320th. As a team they are 328th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 146th in Division 1. Boston College is 102nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 83rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 92.9, which is ranked 327th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 60.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 319th. As a unit they are 325th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 165th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -12
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