Boston College Odds: How to Bet on Boston College

Massachusetts legal sports betting is here! Retail betting launched on January 31, 2023, while online sportsbooks in Massachusetts will be able to launch starting in March. 

Many Massachusetts residents are ready to put their money down on college basketball and football teams. However, there will be restrictions on betting on the Boston College Eagles. No regular season odds will be available, but betting is eligible for postseason tournaments.

Do you want to know what to expect when Massachusetts sports betting goes live? 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

When Boston College is eligible to bet on, their odds will be available at most sportsbooks. Some of the top platforms will include DraftKings Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook, and BetMGM. If the Eagles make it to a college football bowl game or basketball tournament, they’ll be available to bet on at these sportsbooks.

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, but it will be in a matter of months. Retail sports betting goes live in MA at the ned of January, while online sports betting will launch in March. 

So you can’t bet on Boston College basketball or football in this state just yet. However, you will soon be able to. Here’s the status of certain MA sports betting platforms. 

DraftKings

DraftKings MA isn’t yet approved for its Massachusetts license. However, as a Boston-based company, it is largely expected to receive one.

Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbook MA is planning a retail sportsbook launch in Massachusetts with its partner, Encore Boston Harbor. Caesars online sportsbook should launch sometime in March.

FanDuel

FanDuel MA is currently waiting for its MA license to be approved. It’s safe to expect FanDuel to earn approval from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission soon, with a March launch likely. 

BetMGM

BetMGM MA is among the sportsbooks already approved for a Massachusetts license. It will launch a retail sportsbook first at MGM Springield. An online sportsbook will follow when authorized.

WynnBET

WynnBET’s partner is Encore Boston Harbor. The site typically lags behind competitors in terms of launch, so expect it to go live sometime in March or slightly later.

Barstool Sportsbook

Barstool secured a license for retail and online betting in partnership with Plainridge Park Casino.

Fanatics

Plainridge Park has partnered with Fanatics Sportsbook, giving the provider its Massachusetts license.

Other Potential MA Sportsbooks

The following operator’s license applications will be reviewed by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in the coming weeks.

  • Bally’s Interactive
  • FanDuel
  • Betr Holdings
  • DraftKings
  • Digital Gaming Corporation USA
  • PointsBet Massachusetts

Retail Sportsbooks

Massachusetts has three land-based casinos: Plainridge Park Casino, Encore Boston Harbor, and MGM Springfield. All three plan to launch retail sportsbooks, which are expected to be approved to start taking bets in January 2023. The location’s partners are as:

  • Encore Boston Harbor: WynnBET and Caesars
  • MGM Springfield: BetMGM
  • Plainridge Park Casino: Barstool and Fanatics

How To Bet on Boston College Football and Basketball in Massachusetts

When Massachusetts online sportsbooks are live, you can bet on Boston College by following these steps. 

  • 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 can also visit retail sportsbook locations tethered to Massachusetts’ three commercial casinos once they open.

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. This game has already happened; we’re just using the odds as an example. 

Boston College was considered the underdog. The -200 tells you how much money you would’ve won if you wagered $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 2023 NCAA Tournament at +60000 in March. 

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.

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.

Boston College Basketball And Football Schedule 2023-24

Boston College Basketball Schedule

The Boston College basketball season is well underway. here’s a look at the remaining games.

  • Jan. 25—Louisville vs. Boston College at 8 p.m.
  • Jan. 28—Boston College Vs. Virginia at 11 a.m.
  • Jan. 31—Clemson vs. Boston College at 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 4—Syracuse vs. Boston College at 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 8—Boston College vs. Virginia Tech at 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 11—NC State vs. Boston College at 11 a.m.
  • Feb 14—Boston College vs. Pittsburgh at 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 18—Boston College vs. Florida State at 11 a.m.
  • Feb. 22—Virginia vs. Boston College at 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 28—Boston College vs. Wake Forest at 6 p.m.
  • Mar. 4—Georgia Tech vs. Boston College at 1:30 p.m.

Boston College Football Schedule

The Boston College 2023 football schedule is as follows. No times are set for these games yet.

  • Sep. 2—Northern Illinois vs. Boston College
  • Sep. 9—Holy Cross vs. Boston College
  • Oct. 7—Boston College vs. Army
  • Oct. 28—UConn vs. Boston College
  • Date TBD—Florida State vs. Boston College
  • Date TBD—Virginia Tech vs. Boston College
  • Date TBD—Boston College vs. Lousiville
  • Date TBD—Boston College vs. Syracuse
  • Date TBD—Miami (FL) vs. Boston College
  • Date TBD—Virginia vs. Boston College
  • Date TBD—Boston College vs. Georgia Tech
  • Date TBD—Boston College vs. Pittsburgh

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

Do Massachusetts’ legal sportsbooks offer bets on Boston College basketball and football?

Yes, once they’re live. Massachusetts sports betting launches retail in January and online in March. 

How popular is betting on Boston College basketball and football?

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 will change once Massachusetts retail sportsbooks go live in March. mobile betting will follow in march, further amping up the popularity of betting on Boston College. 

Where can you bet on the NCAA Tournament and College Football Playoff in Massachusetts?

Once Massachusetts sportsbooks go live, you’ll be able to bet on the NCAA tournament at them. Same goes for the College Football Playoff, though that won’t occur again until the end of 2023. 

Is DraftKings legal in Massachusetts?

DraftKings offers daily fantasy sports or DFS to Massachusetts residents. DraftKings has its corporate headquarters in Boston and has applied for its online sports betting license. We expect the Massachusetts Gaming COmmission to approve the application soon. 

Is FanDuel legal in Massachusetts?

FanDuel offers daily fantasy sports in MA. It has applied for a sports betting license in Massachusetts and is largely expected to be approved for it. 

Do the Boston College basketball and football teams have partnerships with MA sportsbooks?

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.

About the Author
Brian Spaen

Brian Spaen

News Managing Editor
Brian Spaen was the news managing editor of Gaming Today. He has been a content writer and editor in various industries, including sports betting, environmental technology, and higher education. Brian is a graduate of Iowa State University and currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.

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