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Boston College vs. Pittsburgh NCAAB Odds and Preview – March 8th, 2022

By Carlos Chacon

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Louisville Cardinals head to the Barclays Center. Both teams are committed to rebounding from a disappointing regular season. Georgia Tech finished 14th in the ACC division and a 12-19 overall record. Meanwhile, Louisville closed its regular-season run with a slightly better record at 12-18 and 11th in the division. The team met once in the regular season and finished close with Louisville taking the win, 67-64.

Nitrobetting gets you familiar with the ACC Tournament games, including this Georgia Tech vs. Louisville matchup. Get to know important event details, team and player stats, and the latest NCAAB betting odds. Additionally, we have timely betting trends and predictions that get you closer to the best picks.

Boston College vs. Pittsburgh Game Information

  • When: Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 2:00 PM ET
  • Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • TV: ACCN
  • Radio: WEEI-FM 93.7 (Boston College) / 93.7 The Fan KDKA-FM (Pittsburgh)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: Boston College (-2) / Pittsburgh (+2)

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Why Bet on the Boston College Eagles?

Boston College is the better team here on paper. But make no mistake, the margins are narrow here. Offensively, the Eagles average 66.4 points per game on 42.1% shooting. The Eagles average 47.0% from the field. Additionally, being active on the offensive rebounding side means more second-chance points. As a team, they average 9.5 offensive boards in 30 games played.

Previewing the defense, this is where Boston College shows its weight. The team holds opponents to 68.5 points per game. The 44.7% opponent shooting percentage does seem mediocre, but Boston does well to secure the perimeter and the paint. The team limits teams to a 49.2% two-point shooting percentage. Furthermore, the Eagles do hold the rebounding advantage here. They do enough to average 34.7 total rebounds in 30 games, while keeping offensive boards to a respectable 9.5 offensive rebounds per game.

Having a healthy lineup means that both sides can utilize their entire roster. Boston College will look at three guards, including Makai Ashton Langford, DeMarr Langford Jr., and Jaeden Zackery to keep the offense going. All three players average double-digits in the season and are expected to lead the charge in Tuesday’s game.

Why Bet on the Pittsburgh Panthers?

Pittsburgh needs to go full throttle to keep Boston College in its sights. The Panthers are by no means the highest-scoring team in the league at 62.0 points per game. We don’t expect the team to go all out on this side of the court. The shooting statistics of the Panthers are slightly behind in this matchup. They average 41.5% shooting and 46.8% from the field.

Defense is where Pittsburgh can win the clash. They limit teams to 68.1 points per game on 43.9% shooting. They have good two-point defense and keep teams to 49.3% shooting in the short and mid-range. Furthermore, the Panthers’ rim protection should play well against their opponents. The team averages 3.9 blocks per game and a 7.1% overall block percentage.

Head coach Jeff Capel III gets the full power of his lineup in the ACC Tournament. The duo of John Hugley and Jamarius Burton is expected to keep scoring duties on track, leading Pittsburgh’s scoring with 14.7 and 12.5 points per game, respectively.

Boston College vs. Pittsburgh Betting Trends

  • Boston College is 2-3 in its last five games (2-3 ATS).
  • Boston College is 1-2 in its last three road games against Pittsburgh (3-0).
  • The totals went under in three of Boston College’s last five games.
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 in its last ten games against Boston College (3-7 ATS).
  • Pittsburgh is 3-4 in its last seven games (3-4 ATS).
  • The totals went over in three of Pittsburgh’s last five games against Boston College.

Boston College vs. Pittsburgh Expert Betting Predictions

Both teams went through lengthy losing streaks this season. However, this stage of the tournament brings more uncertainty to the table. Nothing is guaranteed in March after all. However, in the games this season, Boston College seems to have the winning edge over Pittsburgh. The gap between the competitors is grippingly narrow. Despite coming in as the underdogs, Pittsburgh does have the tools to cover the spread and even take the lead in this one. In the end, this ACC Tournament matchup guarantees end-to-end action for basketball fans and bettors.

This is just one of the many sports betting guides that you can read here at NitroBetting news. Stay tuned for more NCAAB game previews and articles and don’t forget to check out the latest Basketball betting odds on the sportsbook.

*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.