Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 2/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
The Boston College Eagles (11-13) are en route to Cassell Coliseum on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the Virginia Tech Hokies (14-9).
The Boston College Eagles took the court against Syracuse and went home with a loss by a final score of 77-68 in their last game. Boston College wrapped up the game with a 41.5% field goal percentage (27 of 65) and buried 11 of their 35 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Eagles buried 3 of 4 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected 30 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 20 dimes in the game as well as creating 9 turnovers and having 5 steals. Regarding defense, Boston College allowed 51.0% from the floor on 26 of 51 shooting. Syracuse dished out 15 assists and had 7 steals in the game. On top of that, Syracuse pulled down 25 rebounds (5 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Syracuse shot 87.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 21 of 24 attempts. They knocked down 4 out of their 14 attempts from long range. In relation to personal fouls, the Eagles ended up finishing with 19 and Syracuse recorded 8 personal fouls.
Quinten Post is a player who was a contributor for this game. He went 46.7% from the floor and recorded 4 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes played and also totaled 5 boards. He ended up with 18 points on 7 out of 15 shooting.
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Boston College will play this game with a mark of 11-13 for the year. They turn the ball over 12.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 15.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Boston College is collecting 32.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 288 assists so far this season, which ranks 273rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Eagles are connecting on 29.6% on 3-pointers (124 of 419) and 72.1% from the free throw line. They average 65.8 points per contest (324th in the country) while hitting 43.1% from the field.
On defense, the Eagles have forced 13.3 turnovers every game while drawing 15.6 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 178th in college hoops in allowing assists with 301 surrendered on the season. The Eagles defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.8% (604 of 1,348) and they surrender 34.4 boards per game as a team. They relinquish 37.2% on shots from distance and they are 184th in D-1 in PPG allowed (69.4).
The last time they took the court, the Virginia Tech Hokies went home victorious with a score of 74-68 against Virginia. The Hokies pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 29 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while getting 4 steals for the game. Virginia was called for 14 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Hokies to the charity stripe for 17 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 76.5%. With regard to three-point attempts, Virginia Tech knocked down 7 of 18 tries (38.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Hokies went 27 for 53 from the floor which had them at 50.9%. The Hokies allowed Virginia to make 25 out of their 61 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 41.0% for the matchup. They went 33.3% from beyond the arc by shooting 6 out of 18 and finished the game at 12 out of 18 at the free throw line (66.7%). In the matter of rebounding, Virginia Tech permitted Virginia to collect 33 in all (10 offensive).
Sean Pedulla was important for the Hokies in this matchup. He converted 6 out of 13 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and had 5 rebounds. He scored 22 points in his 34 minutes on the court and accounted for 2 dimes in this game.
Virginia Tech has a record of 14-9 for the season. The Hokies are responsible for committing 15.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 15.3 times per contest (46th in the country) and they cough up possession 10.4 times per contest. Virginia Tech has totaled 1,699 points for the season (73.9 per contest) and they snag 34.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Hokies are connecting on 47.3% from the floor, which is 45th in the nation.
The Hokies defensively are ranked 121st in the nation in points given up per game with 67.5. They are forcing their opponents into 11.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.8% from the floor (146th in college hoops). The Virginia Tech defense gives up 32.4% on 3-pointers (154 of 476) and opponents are knocking down 71.5% of their foul shots. They have given up 12.0 assists and 33.4 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 125th and 137th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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