Massachusetts may not have legal sports betting quite yet, but it’s likely to arrive some time in 2023. Many Massachusetts residents are chomping at the bit to learn about odds and put their money down on college basketball and football teams, including the Boston College Eagles.
Do you want to know what to expect if and when college sports betting is finally legalized? Read on for more information about Boston College basketball and football odds across mobile sportsbook platforms.
Boston College Football and Basketball Odds at the Best Sportsbooks
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Where Can You Bet on Boston College Football and Basketball in Massachusetts?
At the time of this writing, sports wagering is not legal in Massachusetts, so you can’t bet on Boston College basketball or football in this state. Instead, you must go to a nearby state like New Jersey to place bets on college sporting events.
This could change soon.
The Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate formed a conference committee to hash out differences in their sports betting bills and get an approved one to Gov. Charlie Baker as quickly as possible. The House wants to allow all college sports betting. The Senate wants to ban it.
Boston College Football and Basketball Schedule 2022-23
Boston College Football Schedule
- Sept. 3 – Eagles vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights at 12 p.m. ET
- Sept. 10 – Eagles at Virginia Tech Hokies at 8 p.m. ET
- Sept. 17 – Eagles vs. Maine Black Bears at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Sept. 24 – Eagles at Florida State Seminoles at TBD
- Oct. 1 – Eagles vs. Louisville Cardinals at TBD
- Oct. 8 – Eagles vs. Clemson Tigers at TBD
- Oct. 22 – Eagles at Wake Forest Demon Deacons at TBD
- Oct. 29 – Eagles at UConn Huskies at 12 p.m. ET
- Nov. 4 – Eagles vs. Duke Blue Devils at 7 p.m.
- Nov. 12 – Eagles at North Carolina State Wolfpack at TBD
- Nov. 19 – Eagles at Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 2:30 p.m.
- Nov. 26 – Eagles vs. Syracuse Orange at TBD
Boston College Basketball Schedule
The schedule has not yet been released. Boston College went 13-20 overall and 6-14 in the ACC last season.
How Boston College Football and Basketball Betting Odds Are Calculated
The odds for both Boston College basketball and football are calculated using professional statisticians called oddsmakers or line-makers. In short, these statisticians take data and combine it with analysis methods to come up with profitable yet enjoyable wagering lines for both underdog and favorite bettors alike.
In this way, everyone participating in a wager has a potential for profit, including the sportsbook hosting the bet.
Different sportsbooks may have different betting odds available for the same event or proposition. So you may wish to check out multiple sportsbooks for the same sporting event to see which one offers the best opportunity for profit.
Boston College Football and Basketball Moneyline Odds
Moneyline odds for basketball and football games are often displayed like this:
- Boston College Eagles -200
- North Carolina Wolfpack +200
In the above example, North Carolina State is considered the favored team to win, so it has a plus sign next to its odds. This number indicates how much money you need to wager in order to win $100.
Boston College is considered the underdog. The -200 tells you how much money you will win if you wager $100 and the Eagles win.
Moneyline odds simply focus on which team will win, rather than being affected by other factors or potential events.
Boston College Football and Basketball Point Spread
Point spread bets are also popular for Boston College basketball and football betting. They show the odds that a team will win or lose by a certain number of points and are often demonstrated as in the below example:
- Boston College Eagles -3.5 -110
- North Carolina Wolfpack +4.5 +110
Once more, the Eagles are the underdogs and North Carolina State is the favorite. The decimal numbers next to the other odds indicate by how many points a team needs to win or lose for a wagerer to win a bet.
For example, the Eagles only need to lose by fewer than 3.5 points or win the game for a bettor betting on them to win. In contrast, North Carolina State has to win by more than 4.5 points for any of their wagerers to receive a payout.
Boston College Football and Basketball Futures Odds
Futures odds revolve around the outcomes of upcoming college basketball and football events, including the major championships. These odds use the same positive and negative signs, but the odds themselves may be much higher than normal. Generally, the earlier you put your money down on futures odds, the greater your possibility for a big payout.
DraftKings, for instance, listed the odds of Boston College winning the 2022 NCAA Tournament at +60000 in February.
Boston College Football and Basketball Prop Bets
Prop bets are single-event wagers focusing on the outcome of some event aside from a game result. Examples of college basketball and football prop bets include:
- Whether a player will make a 3-point shot
- Whether a player will score a touchdown
- Whether a certain player will get injured
- Whether a player will play
- Whether a player will be voted MVP for the season
These bets are fun to play, easy to grasp, and excellent for newcomers to sports betting overall.
How To Bet on Boston College Football and Basketball in Massachusetts
In all likelihood, Massachusetts will legalize both retail and online sports betting. When this occurs, you’ll be able to bet on Boston College basketball and football game by:
- Downloading a mobile sportsbook of your choice
- Registering for the mobile sportsbook app
- Funding your account using credit or debit cards or other methods
- Navigating to the betting line of your choice and putting your money down
You may also be able to visit retail sportsbook locations tethered to Massachusetts’ three commercial casinos, or perhaps other locations as well.
Live Betting on Boston College Football and Basketball in Massachusetts
The majority of mobile sportsbook apps to launch in Massachusetts will also allow you to place live bets for both college basketball and football games. Live bets use special algorithms to develop odds for unique wagers only available during actual games.
As a result, these bets are fast-paced, exciting, and engaging ways to add to the experience of watching college basketball or football.
How To Bet on the NCAA Tournament and College Football Playoff in Massachusetts
If sports betting is legal in Massachusetts by January’s College Football Playoff, then residents can bet on it in their home state. If sports betting hasn’t yet launched in Massachusetts, residents will need to visit a state where it is legal.
Boston College Football and Basketball Partnerships
Big sportsbook operators, like DraftKings and FanDuel, have had a presence in Massachusetts for several years and may wish to partner with these college football and basketball teams if college sports wagering is ever fully legalized. However, it’s much rarer for a college athletics department to partner with a sportsbook than a professional team.
Boston College Football Stadium and Basketball Arena
Alumni Stadium (2604 Beacon St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467) is the home of the Boston College Eagles football team with a seating capacity of 44,500 people. Artificial turf and lights have been installed multiple times and the field surface is now FieldTurf.
The Boston College Eagles basketball team, meanwhile, primarily plays at Conte Forum (140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467), which seats 8,606. This is also the home for Boston College’s women’s basketball and men’s hockey teams. It includes a variety of luxury suites, a media suite, and a strength and conditioning room for players, plus a student-athlete lounge with a sports medicine suite.
Boston College Football and Basketball Odds FAQs
No, because there aren’t any legal sportsbooks at this time. You should not use illegal or offshore betting sites while you wait for legal sportsbooks to launch in Massachusetts.
Right now, betting on Boston College basketball and football is not very popular since the teams’ primary fans (Massachusetts residents) are not able to legally bet on sporting events. That could change some time in the future.
For now, you can only bet on college basketball and football championships in states other than Massachusetts, such as Pennsylvania or New Jersey. We also don’t know if college sports betting will be allowed when sports betting becomes legal in Massachusetts.
It cannot offer sports betting, but DraftKings does offer daily fantasy sports or DFS to Massachusetts residents. DraftKings also has its corporate headquarters in Boston. When sports betting is legal in Massachusetts, DraftKings Sportsbook will certainly launch in the state.
No, but it does offer daily fantasy sports. When sports betting becomes legal in Massachusetts, FanDuel Sportsbook will almost certainly launch in the state.
Not at this time. We will see if a partnership is formed when sports betting is legal in Massachusetts, although it’s not likely, as college athletics programs rarely partner with sportsbooks.