Boston College isn’t a traditional basketball power, but they’ve had some bet-worthy moments over the years.
Although current sports betting legislation in Massachusetts doesn’t allow for betting on in-state teams, you can bet on Boston College if they’re playing in a national tournament like March Madness.
However, bettors in Massachusetts can still travel to a neighboring state like New York or Connecticut to place regular-season bets on Boston College. Furthermore, bettors in Massachusetts are free to bet on out-of-state college teams.
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Best Boston College Eagles betting apps
Choosing the right online sportsbook is crucial if you want the best betting options at competitive odds. Here are some Massachusetts sportsbook apps to consider.
DraftKings Sportsbook app
The DraftKings MA Sportsbook app is a Massachusetts-based industry leader offering several attractive features:
- Competitive odds on standard point spreads, moneylines, and point totals, including ACC basketball odds.
- Up-to-the-second live betting odds.
- An extensive array of player props (possible in-state restrictions).
- DraftKings provides a matching first deposit bonus to new users.
FanDuel Sportsbook app
The FanDuel MA Sportsbook app is another big-time name in online sports betting and a potential option to consider for Boston College bets.
- Competitive odds on standard point spreads, moneylines, and point totals for BC games.
- Live betting game lines and prop bets.
- Same-game parlays (combine multiple bets).
- New customers receive a bonus bet for their first wager.
BetMGM Sportsbook app
BetMGM MA Sportsbook is a long-established player in the sports betting industry.
- Standard point spreads, moneylines, and point totals for college games.
- Live betting options.
- Game props and occasional boosted odds promotions.
- Free bet for new customers.
Caesars Sportsbook app
With the Caesars Massachusetts app, you can bet on men’s and women’s NCAA action, including live betting and futures options. Caesars also has parlay specials on college hoops and will offer odds boosts on select games throughout the season.
You can earn Tier and Rewards credits with each bet, which you can redeem across Caesars properties and resorts. Look for:
- Same-game parlays
- Early cash-out
- Generous welcome offer
PointsBet Sportsbook app
PointsBet was introduced to the US in 2019 and has quickly become a go-to sportsbook for college basketball bettors. On any given day, there are upwards of 500 wagers to be placed on NCAA basketball including BC.
One thing that makes this sportsbook unique is its signature feature PointsBetting. This risk-reward type of bet allows your winnings (and losses) to multiply depending on the margin of victory. Some other highlights of the PointsBet Massachusetts app:
- PointsBet Rewards earned with every bet
- Partial cash-out options
- Booster odds
- Same-game parlay
- Live betting
- Game streaming
- Betting stats
How to open an online sportsbook account
Creating a sportsbook account is a simple multi-step process. If you are trying to figure out how to bet on college basketball, here is how to set up a betting account.
- Select your sportsbook of choice and click the sign-up button on its website.
- Input your information (name, age, address, etc.).
- If necessary, enter a promo code to claim any welcome bonuses.
- Make your first deposit.
- You’re ready to start betting.
It’s worth noting that, even though Massachusetts restricts betting on in-state college teams, you still could travel to New York or Connecticut to legally bet on Massachusetts-based college teams.
Popular NCAAB bets for Eagles games
Here’s an example of a standard line you might see when betting on Boston College basketball:
|Boston College||+7.5 (-110)||+210||Over 148.5 (-110)|
|Duke||-7.5 (-110)||-275||Under 148.5 (-110)|
In this example, Boston College is the underdog, meaning it is getting points on the spread, as indicated by the plus sign. This essentially means the Eagles are getting a 7.5-point head start on Duke to account for the perceived disparity in quality between the teams. If you bet on Boston College (+7.5), you are betting on the point spread, and your bet wins if BC either wins the game outright or if it loses by a margin of seven points or fewer.
You can also bet on Boston College to win the game outright by betting on the moneyline at increased odds. In the above example, a $100 moneyline bet on Boston College to win (+210) would return $210 in profit if successful.
A final standard game bet is on the point total. The line for this game is at 148.5, meaning if you bet the Over, Duke and Boston College would need to combine for a minimum of 149 points for your bet to cash. On the other hand, if you bet the Under, the teams need to combine for 148 points or fewer.
Eagles Basketball props and live betting
One increasingly popular method of online sports betting is live betting. Unlike pregame wagers, which are generally more rigid, live sports odds are in a frequent state of flux after tipoff. Odds adjust up to the second to account for what is happening on the court.
Live betting may give you a chance to bet on your team at better odds than you might get with traditional pregame lines. For example, if Boston College’s spread was at -3.5 before tipoff against Virginia Tech, but it trailed 40-35 at halftime, you could bet on the Eagles as a live underdog to come back and win the game. You can also place live bets on adjusted point spreads/point totals.
As you can place live bets at any point during a game, you will want to have a sports betting app downloaded on your phone to quickly take advantage of favorable live lines and lock in your bets before they change. Prop bets are also increasingly popular. These are bets on individual player performances or specific game events not necessarily tied to the overall outcome. Here are some examples of popular props:
- First team to score 15 points.
- Game to go to overtime (Y/N).
- Whether there will be a buzzer-beater (Y/N).
- First basket (pick a player).
- Player X to score 10.5 points (O/U).
- Player X to pull in 5.5 rebounds (O/U).
Note that some states have restrictions on college player prop bets due to concerns about tampering/bribes having more influence than over pro athletes.
What conference is Boston College in for basketball?
Boston College plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference, a traditional college basketball powerhouse with storied programs like North Carolina, Duke, Louisville, Syracuse and Virginia.
The season begins with non-conference play and ends with in-conference play. BC will generally play around 13 non-conference games and 20 conference games in a season. They play some conference teams twice a season (home/away), but there are also some conference teams they play just once.
Eagles games are roughly split between home and away, with some neutral court games possible at the beginning of the season.
Boston College is also in the ACC Conference for football. Check the latest BC football odds here.
BC in the ACC Tourney and March Madness
Boston College can qualify for the NCAA Tournament field of 64 in two ways. A strong regular-season record, including wins over top-ranked teams, would earn BC an at-large bid. Regardless of its regular-season performance, BC could also qualify for March Madness by winning the ACC Tournament, which earns an automatic qualification.
Check here for how to bet on March Madness online.
Where is Boston College’s basketball arena?
Here is some information about the home of Boston College basketball:
- Name: Conte Forum
- Address: 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA
- Owner: Boston College
- Operator: Boston College
- Capacity: 8,606
- Groundbreaking: July 1986
- Opening date: Oct. 24, 1988
- Construction cost: $25 million
- Other teams and events: Boston College women’s basketball, Boston College hockey, music concerts
How to watch Boston College basketball games online
The ACC Network and ESPN broadcast Boston College basketball games. Streaming options are available via the Watch ESPN app.
Boston College games are also available on radio via 850 WEEI (and free online streaming). Ted Sarandis does the play-by-play with Bill Ebben on color commentary.
Boston College basketball alumni in the NBA
Several notable Boston College alumni have appeared in the NBA draft and gone on to have successful pro careers (in the NBA and abroad):
- Ky Bowman
- Jerome Robinson
- Olivier Hanlon
- Reggie Jackson
- Jared Dudley
- Sean Williams
All-time BC basketball stat leaders
Here are some of the top performers in Boston College history with notable statistical records:
- Scoring: Troy Bell (2,632)
- Rebounds: Craig Smith (1,114)
- Assists: Billy Evans (669)
- Steals: Michael Adams (275)
- Blocks: Sean Williams (193)
- Wins (coach): Al Skinner (247)
Best basketball bars near the BC campus
There are plenty of great sports bars within walking distance of Boston College where you can go to watch games. Here are some top options:
- The Last Drop (20-minute walk from campus)
- The Avenue (45-minute walk from campus or eight to 10 minutes via Uber/Lyft)
- Cityside Tavern (15-minute walk from campus)
- The Circle Tavern (15-minute walk from campus)
Boston College basketball traditions
While the BC basketball program does not have distinguished gameday traditions like the football team, there are plenty of gameday activities on and around campus before a big ACC game (especially on a Saturday). It is common to see the Screaming Eagles Marching Band hyping up the fans and plenty of pregame tailgating for a big matchup.
What is the Boston College basketball Twitter handle?
Follow Boston College basketball on Twitter:
- Twitter page: BC Men’s Basketball
- Twitter handle: @BCMBB
How many national titles does Boston College have?
Although Boston College has some notable banners hanging from the rafters, it has never won a college basketball national title. Notable finishes include the following:
- Four regular-season conference championships (1981, 1983, 2001, 2005)
- Three ACC Conference Tournament wins (1975, 1997, 2001)
- Three NCAA Tournament Elite Eight finishes (1967, 1982, 1994)