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Posted at 1:45 PM EST.
7:00 PM EST. The Pitt Panthers haven't won a game in 2018. Zero, zilch, notta. 12 times they have taken the court and 12 times they have walked away with nothing. It wasn't always a nightmare season for the Panthers, as they carried a winning record into the holiday break. Pitt's losing streak actually goes back to last year and is 13-games deep after getting blasted by Louisville 94-60 at home on Sunday. The results are surely disappointing, but the Panthers have been in the line of fire all season after playing a schedule that ranks 21st in the nation.
Boston College got its biggest win of 2018 at home on Saturday by coming out on the right side of a 72-70 decision over then #25 Miami. That W over a ranked school was not the Eagles' first of the season, as they upset Duke back in early December. Beating Miami looks good on paper, but B.C. benefitted from an above average night shooting after hitting half its shots from the field. The Eagles' season average is 45.3%, which ranks 130th in the country. B.C. was also fortunate that the Hurricanes failed to score a basket in the final 6:17 of the game. The Eagles still needed a pair of free throws with less than three seconds left to seal the deal.
We are in the business of buying low and selling high, and this game is the personification of that philosophy. In five games since the Eagles joined the ACC, the Panthers have been favored over them by 2½, 19, 8½, 2½ and 6½-points respectively. B.C. hasn't been asked to spot points against Pitt since 2005. In fact, the Eagles have not been favored on the road all season, which is very telling. It's time to sell Boston College while it is trading at its highest value all season.
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#520 PITTSBURGH +8 -102 (Risking 2.04 units - To Win: 2.00)