Virginia vs Boston College NCAA Basketball Tips 1/7/2020
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College +6.5
The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Silvio O. Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 6.5 point favorites.
Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 11-2. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 55.9 points per game while giving up 46.7 per contest. Boston College has an overall record of 8-6. They are averaging 66.3 points per game and surrendering 67.1, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-9-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-9-0 against the over/under
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/07/19 F Nik Popovic Back is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
Kihei Clark averages 9.8 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Mamadi Diakite comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Jay Heath averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 46%. Derryck Thornton averages 13.3 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 46.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in Division 1. They also allow a 34% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 7.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Virginia averages 55.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 347th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 295th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 338th in D-1. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 227th and 316th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 283rd with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 137th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 147th and 196th in those defensive statistics. They rank 197th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 325th with 39.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 322nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per game. Boston College is 299th in the country with 66.3 points per game this year. They are 308th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 271st in the nation. They are 247th in the country in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game and 193rd in assists per contest with 13.2. The Eagles are 65th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Cavaliers are 310th in the nation in offensive rating with 93.2. In terms of pace they are 350th in the country with 60 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 308th. As a team they are 311th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 158th in Division 1. Virginia is 107th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 70th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 92, which is ranked 317th. They are 91st in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 306th. As a unit they are 312th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 152nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston College +6.5
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