Virginia Cavaliers vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 2/22/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Silvio O. Conte Forum is the site where the Boston College Eagles (13-15) will try to beat the Virginia Cavaliers (21-4) on Wednesday.
The Virginia Cavaliers stepped onto the hardwood against Notre Dame and notched a win by a score of 57-55 in their last contest. Virginia ended having earned a 36.5% field goal percentage (19 of 52) and converted 7 of their 24 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cavaliers made 12 of their 16 shots for a rate of 75.0%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned 33 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 14 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to defending, Virginia allowed 39.2% from the floor on 20 out of 51 shooting. Notre Dame doled out 11 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Notre Dame snagged 29 rebounds (3 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't have a block. Notre Dame finished the game at 80.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 10 shots. They also converted 7 out of their 26 shots from distance. When it comes to fouls, the Cavaliers walked away with 14 and Notre Dame accounted for 12 fouls.
Kihei Clark is one guy who was a factor in the game. He walked away from this one shooting 45.5% from the floor and totaled 6 assists. He was on the court for 31 minutes and also pulled down 4 boards. He walked away with 14 points on 5 out of 11 shooting.
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Virginia comes into this game with a win-loss record of 21-4 on the season. They are turning it over 8.9 times per game and as a squad they commit 14.2 personal fouls per game. As a team, Virginia is collecting 32.1 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 404 dimes so far this season, which is 88th in the country in terms of passing. The Cavaliers are shooting 37.1% from downtown (185 of 498) and 70.4% from the charity stripe. They average 69.1 pts per contest (249th in Division 1) while connecting on 45.5% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Cavaliers are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and they draw 16.7 personal fouls. They are surrendering 34.1% on three-point shots while they are 10th in D-1 in opponents PPG (60.1). Cavaliers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.3% (542 of 1,312) and they concede 31.7 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 37th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 289 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Boston College Eagles walked away with a victory by a final of 75-69 against Florida State. Concerning rebounding, Boston College permitted Florida State to snag 27 overall (11 offensive). They went 17.6% from three-point range by going 3 out of 17 and ended up going 30 of 34 at the free throw line (88.2%). The Eagles permitted Florida State to make 18 out of their 59 tries from the field which had them shooting 30.5% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Eagles finished the game shooting 19 for 42 from the field which had them at 45.2%. Regarding 3-point shots, Boston College converted 8 out of 17 attempts (47.1%). They were able to bury 29 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 82.9%. Florida State earned 23 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Eagles to the free throw line for 35 attempts. They coughed up the ball 21 times, while getting 5 steals in this matchup. The Eagles were able to corral 26 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for this game.
Quinten Post was important for the Eagles for this contest. He buried 7 out of 11 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and had 6 rebounds. He totaled 21 points in his 25 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to get an assist.
Boston College has a mark of 13-15 on the year. As an offense, the Eagles are shooting 43.0% from the field, which has them ranked 272nd in the country. Boston College has accounted for 1,857 points for the year (66.3 per game) and they pull in 33.1 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 12.4 times per game (248th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.6 times per contest. The Eagles have committed 16.0 personal fouls per contest while shooting 72.1% from the free throw line.
The Eagles on the defensive end are ranked 210th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 70.7. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (248th in Division 1). The Boston College defense gives up 37.3% from downtown (234 of 628) and opponents are knocking down 73.0% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 12.5 assists and 34.5 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 175th and 212th in the nation.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston College
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