Boston College vs.Wake Forest Predictions 3/9/22

by | Mar 9, 2022 | cbb

Boston College Eagles (12-19 SU, 15-16-0 ATS) vs. Wake Forest Demon Decons (23-8 SU, 19-12-0 ATS)
When: Wednesday March 09 2022, 2:30 PM PM (ET)
Where: Barclays Center

Point Spread: Boston College -1/Boston College +1 (BetNow)
Total: 147
Money Line: Eagles +101/Wake Forest -124

Key Injuries

Boston College Boston Col has no reported injuries at this time.

Wake Forest Grant Van Beveren: Undisclosed (OUT)

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The Boston College Eagles come into this matchup with an overall record of 12-19. On the season, the Eagles have struggled in ACC action. Through 21 games, the Eagles are 12th in the conference with a record of 7-14. Not only is Boston College struggling in the ACC, but they also have a below .500 record on the road, sitting at 3-12. In their past 5 contests, the team has gone just 2-3

The Wake Forest Demon Decons get set to host the Eagles with an overall record of 23-8. On the season, the Demon Decons have performed well in their 20 conference games, posting a record of 13-7. This mark is good for 5th in the ACC. If they are going to make a run in the ACC Tournament, the Decons will have to channel some of the success they have found when playing at home, where they are 16-2. Heading into this matchup, the Demon Deacons are looking to stay hot, as they try add on to their current 2 game win streak.

For the season, the Boston College Eagles are averaging 66.4 points per game, good for a rank of 275th in the NCAA. When playing on the road or on neutral floors, the Eagles’ scoring average drops to 63.75. The team’s defensive performance also takes a hit when playing away from home, giving up an additional 5.0 points per game. On the other side, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are the 12th ranked scoring offense, averaging 79.5 points per game. Defensively, the team is giving up just under 70 points per contest.

Efficiency Outlook

Wake Forest enters this matchup vs Boston College, having played 28 games as the more efficient offense and defensive team. In these contests, they have posted a record of 23-5. Through 31 games, the Demon Deacons are averaging 76.0 points per 70.0 possessions (NCAA Average), compared to 76.0 for Boston College. In these situations, Wake Forest has an average scoring margin of 12.0 points. Until this point, the Eagles have not played a game in which they were the inferior team on both ends of the court. In terms of offensive efficiency, Wake Forest is averaging 76.0 points per 70.0 possessions (NCAA Average), compared to 69.0 for the Eagles.

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Eagles are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Eagles are 7-18 ATS in their last 25 games following a ATS win.
  • Demon Deacons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
  • Demon Deacons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

Joe’s Against the Spread Pick

Wake Forest is a way better team than BC, however, this line is a bit overstated. I’m taking the Eagles to grab a backdoor cover.