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Boston College vs Virginia Player Props, Predictions & Odds for ACC Tournament Quarterfinal

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in College Basketball

Updated Mar 14, 2024 · 11:55 AM PDT

Virginia Cavaliers forward Jordan Minor shoots over two Boston College Eagles defenders
Feb 28, 2024; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Virginia Cavaliers forward Jordan Minor (22) shoots the ball against the Boston College Eagles during the first half at Conte Forum. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Boston College Eagles try for their third upset in three days when they face the Virginia Cavaliers in the quarterfinals of the 2024 ACC Tournament
  • BC has won four straight dating back to the regular season, but the Wahoos beat the Eagles in Boston on Feb. 28
  • See below for the Boston College vs Virginia player props, odds, and picks on Thursday, March 14

The fourth and final game of the ACC Tournament quarterfinals features the Boston College Eagles (19-14, 8-12 ACC, 2-2 neutral, 15-18 ATS) squaring off with the Virginia Cavaliers (22-9, 13-7 ACC, 2-1 neutral, 16-14-1 ATS) at 9:30 pm ET at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.

Virginia is a 5.5-point favorite over BC, which has already won two games in two days as the betting underdog.

Boston College vs Virginia Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Boston College Eagles +5.5 (-112) +190 Over 125 (-110)
Virginia Cavaliers -5.5 (-108) -230 Under 125 (-110)

Thursday’s college basketball odds show Virginia/BC with a moneyline of -230/+190 in UVA’s favor. The game total is at a miniscule 125. UVA is once again playing at the slowest tempo of all 362 DI teams. BC is 194th.

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Virginia was not an at-large team in last week’s projected March Madness bracket, sitting 52nd in the NET Rankings and 68th at KenPom. UVA likely needs multiple wins in the ACC Tournament to get on the right side of the bubble.

BC is out of contention for an at-large and needs to string together three more victories to get the ACC’s auto-bid.

Boston College Routs Miami, Clemson to Reach ACC Quarterfinals

After ending the regular season on a two-game win streak, BC parlayed that momentum into back-to-back upsets over Miami (81-65 as 3.5-point underdogs) and Clemson (76-55 as 7.5-point underdogs) in the first two rounds of the ACC Tournament.

Leading scorer Quinten Post had a game-high 30 in the win over the Hurricanes, while second-leading scorer Claudell Harris Jr led the Eagles with 27 in the win over Clemson, arguably BC’s best win of the entire season.

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The Eagles now rate 64th in offensive efficiency at KenPom but 110th on defense.

In their regular-season meeting with the Wahoos, BC wound up losing by four (72-68). The score was just 27-23 at the break before both teams exploded for 45 points in the second stanza.

Virginia Limps to the Finish Line in ACC Play

In early February, UVA was 10-3 in ACC play and challenging Duke and UNC for the regular-season title.  But the Cavaliers lost four of their final seven games, fading from 48th at KenPom all the way to 68th in the final three weeks of the season.

All four of their recent losses were by double-digits, including an embarrassing 75-41 loss at Virginia Tech, and a 73-48 beatdown at the hands of Duke.

Tony Bennett’s team was able to right the ship (to an extent) in its final regular-season game against Georgia Tech, beating the Yellow Jackets 72-57 at home thanks to a 21-poitn performance from leading scorer Reece Beekman (14.3 PPG, 6.0 APG).

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UVA has often been a significantly better defensive than offensive team under Bennett, but that’s been taken to a new extreme this season. The Cavaliers are seventh in the nation in defensive efficiency and averaging just 59.1 PPG against (third only to Houston at 56.9 and Saint Mary’s at 58.7). Their offense, on the other hand, is just 193rd if efficiency and averaging 63.5 PPG.

BC vs UVA Player Props

Player Points Rebounds Assists Three-Pointers Made
Claudell Harris Jr (BC) 12.5 (Ov -115 | Un -125) 4.5 (Ov +120 | Un -160) OFF 2.5 (Ov -+140 | Un -180)
Devin McGlockton (BC) 7.5 (Ov -135 | Un -105) 5.5 (Ov -135 | Un -105) OFF 0.5  (Ov +135 | Un -175)
Isaac McKneely (UVA) 12.5 (Ov -135 | Un -105) 3.5 (Ov +125 | Un -165) OFF 2.5  (Ov +130 | Un -170)
Jaeden Zackery (BC) 9.5 (Ov -130 | Un -110) 3.5 (Ov -100 | Un -140) 3.5 (Ov -105 | Un -135) 0.5 (Ov -210 | Un +155)
Quinten Post (BC) 14.5 (Ov -130 | Un -110) 8.5 (Ov +105 | Un -145) OFF 1.5  (Ov +125 | Un -165)
Reece Beekman (UVA) 16.5 (Ov -100 | Un -140) 4.5 (Ov -100 | Un -140) 5.5 (Ov -120 | Un -120) 1.5 (Ov +170 | Un -230)

College basketball player props from DraftKings on March 15, 2024. 

Beekman has the highest point total of the six players on the board in the BC vs UVA player props at 16.5 Post, who averages 16.8 PPG, has been lowered to 14.5 in light of today’s opponent.

Boston College vs Virginia Prediction

Virginia’s slow tempo and subpar offense make for high-variability games. It doesn’t take much of a hot/cold streak from either opponent to flip the supposed script on its head.

BC is playing its best basketball of the season and already showed a couple weeks ago that it has the talent and coach to keep pace with UVA. The Eagles actually took a 51-48 lead in the regular-season meeting with under ten minutes to play before an 11-0 run put Virgina back on top for good.

Don’t be the least bit surprised if Boston College’s momentum propels them all the way to the ACC semifinals today.

BC vs UVA pick: Boston College moneyline (+190)

Sascha Paruk’s 2023-24 NCAAM betting record:

  • ATS: 19-20 (-2.73 units)
  • Moneyline: 3-11 (-10.68 units)
  • Over/Under: 0-1 (-1.00 units)
  • Player props: 7-2 (+4.93 units)


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