Boston College Eagles vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Las Vegas Odds, NCAA Basketball Sports Betting, Picks and Prediction

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BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS
9-22 March 7, 2:00 PM | Barclays Center 18-12
Boston College vs Wake Forest, Betting Lines
When: 2:00 PM ET, Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
TV: 2 p.m. ET, ESPN2, ACC Network

COLLEGE BASKETBALL – Tuesday, March 7th – ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE – FIRST ROUND – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
709 –Boston College Eagles +12 -110 +675 Ov 157½ -115
710 –Wake Forest Demon Deacons -12 -110 -900 Un 157½ -105

The fans at Barclays Center will be treated to a game between the Boston College Eagles and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons when they take their seats on Tuesday.

ABOUT BOSTON COLLEGE (9-22): Coach Jim Christian said in the wake of the loss to Clemson that “we’ve got a good foundation now,” and it is no secret that he’s referring to guards Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman. Robinson, a sophomore, finished fourth in the ACC in scoring (18.7) and was an All-ACC honorable mention pick, while Bowman was part of the conference’s All-Freshman team after averaging 14.5 points and shooting 44.5 percent from 3-point distance. The Eagles, who were ousted in the opening round last season, have allowed at least 82 points in nine of their last 10 games.

ABOUT WAKE FOREST (18-12): Collins was limited to 13 points and nine boards in the win over the Hokies on Saturday as he wrestled with foul trouble, but guard Bryant Crawford carried the load with 26 points. Crawford (15.8) ranks second to Collins on the team’s scoring list and fellow sophomore Keyshawn Woods (12.8) is third. Austin Arians and Mitchell Wilbekin combined for 94 3-pointers while shooting a collective 40.3 percent from beyond the arc for the ACC’s third-ranked offense (82.1).

Bovada Sportsbook currently has the Demon Deacons listed as 12-point favorites versus the Eagles, while the game’s total is sitting at 157½.

Wake Forest can cement an at-large bid in the upcoming NCAA Tournament with a solid showing in the ACC tourney this week, beginning with a first-round matchup with Boston College on Tuesday in Brooklyn, N.Y. The 10th-seeded Demon Deacons went a long way toward securing an NCAA berth with three straight wins to end the regular season, but a loss to the last-place Eagles would severely hurt their postseason resume.

“This is huge for us,” All-ACC first-teamer John Collins told reporters after an 89-84 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday. “It’s showing progress, and it can’t happen at any better time. We’re going up to Brooklyn and hopefully going to the Big Dance.” Collins finished second in the in ACC Player of the Year voting after leading the league in shooting (62.3 percent), ranking second in rebounding (9.8) and third in scoring (19.1). He averaged 21.5 points and 11.5 boards in two wins this season over Boston College, which carries a 14-game losing streak into the postseason after Saturday’s 82-68 setback at Clemson. The winner takes on No. 7 seed Virginia Tech in the second round Wednesday night.

Wake Forest won its last outing, a 89-84 result against Hokies on March 04. They covered in that game as a +1-point underdog.

Last time out for Boston College, they were a 82-68 loser as they battled Tigers on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a +12.5-point underdog.

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Boston College:
Team record: 9-22 SU,14-15 ATS
Current Streak: lost 14 straight games.
Boston College is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Boston College is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston College’s last 12 games

Wake Forest:
Team record: 18-12 SU,17-13 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Wake Forest is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Wake Forest’s last 15 games

COLLEGE HOOPS TIPS

1. Wake Forest has lost three straight in the ACC tournament since a win over Notre Dame in the first round in 2014.

2. Eagles G Jordan Chatman scored 22 points while making 4-of-6 from 3-point range in the previous meeting.

3. Wake Forest is second in the ACC in foul shooting (77 percent) and Boston College ranks last (67.9).

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Boston College Eagles will cover the spread at +12 and the game will stay under 157½ points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: Wake Forest 84, Boston College 73 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
BC TEAM WAKE
72.3 PTS FOR 82.1
77.9 PTS AGNST 77.2
-5.6 DIFF. 4.9
25.8 DEF REBOUNDS 26.0
9.0 OFF REBOUNDS 10.8
44.9 FG% 47.0
67.9 FT% 77.0
8.1 3 POINTERS 8.0
5.5 STEALS 5.4
BETTING TRENDS
BOSTON COLLEGE
No trends to report
WAKE FOREST
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Wake Forest’s last 15 games
Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Wake Forest is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston College
Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Boston College
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Wake Forest’s last 17 games when playing Boston College
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Boston College’s Overall Scoring vs Wake Forest’s Overall Defense 72.3 203 77.2 294
Boston College’s Away Scoring vs Wake Forest’s Home Defense 67.1 255 74.4 278
Boston College’s Road Rebounds vs Wake Forest’s Home Rebounds Allowed 34.6 176 34.7 193
Wake Forest’s Overall Scoring vs Boston College’s Overall Defense 82.1 21 77.9 305
Wake Forest’s Home Scoring vs Boston College’s Road Defense 84.7 35 81.1 303
Wake Forest’s Home Rebounds vs Boston College’s Road Rebounds Allowed 37.1 165 35.1 137

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