The seventh-ranked Virginia Cavaliers look to stay in the mix for the top spot in the ACC when they take on the visiting Boston College Eagles on Saturday. The Cavaliers (15-3, 7-2 ACC), who trail first-place Clemson by 1.5 games, are on a five-game winning streak and have compiled a 9-1 record at home. The Eagles (10-11, 4-6), who are 11th in the ACC, have won two in a row, but are just 1-5 away from home. Boston College defeated Louisville 75-65 on Wednesday, while Virginia won at Wake Forest 76-67 last Saturday.
The game from John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia, will tip off at noon ET. The Cavaliers are 14-point favorites, according to the latest Boston College vs. Virginia odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 123 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows senior guard Armaan Franklin helps power the Cavaliers' offense, and is coming off a 25-point, 10-rebound effort in the Jan. 21 win at Wake Forest. It was his first double-double of the season. It was also his fifth 20-plus scoring effort of the year. In 18 games, all starts, he is averaging 12.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 29 minutes of action per game. He is connecting on 42.6% of his field goals, including 40.8% from 3-point range, and 72.9% from the free-throw line.
The model also knows the Eagles have been elevated by the play of senior forward Quinten Post, who has reached double-digit scoring in each of the last seven games. He is coming off a 22-point, six-rebound performance against Louisville, and a 29-point, 14-rebound effort at Notre Dame on Jan. 21. For the season, he is averaging 15.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. He is hitting on 57.5% of his field goals, including a blistering 44.4% from 3-point range. He is also nearly automatic at the free-throw line, connecting on 95.7% of his foul shots.
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