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Duke Blue Devils vs Boston College Eagles Odds
Boston College will look to improve on its 10-12 record on Sunday when they host Duke in NCAA basketball odds action at Conte Forum.
The Eagles are 10-12 so far on the season, and 9-8-1 ATS vs. the number. The Blue Devils, meanwhile, are 20-2 and 13-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston College go 12-3 and the Blue Devils go 12-10 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Eagles as 11.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles sit at No. 253 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Devils sit at No. 12 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Devils will win this game 84-69.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston College's No. 178-ranked offense, averaging 67.5 PPG, against a Blue Devils defense that ranks No. 127 at 64.3 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, less than the Blue Devils marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Duke owns the country's No. 290-rated mark, allowing 75 points per game on the highway. Boston College, on the other hand, rates No. 232 in scoring at home.
Duke was a 98-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina State. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. North Carolina State was victimized by Mason Plumlee for 30 points as the Blue Devils defeated the Wolfpack 98-85 in college hoops action on Thursday.
Boston College was a 72-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Miami. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. The Eagles were hammered by Miami on Tuesday, losing by a 72-50 final at BankUnited Center in college basketball betting action.
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing North Carolina are 8-2
After playing North Carolina State are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Wake Forest are 5-5
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few Blue Devils at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Duke's last 7 games on the road
Duke is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Duke is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston College
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston College
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston College's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston College's last 5 games when playing Duke
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston College's last 10 games
Boston College is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Duke home to North Carolina, Wednesday, February 13
Boston College home to Wake Forest, Wednesday, February 13