Boston College Eagles vs Blue Devils College Hoops Game Preview
Boston College Eagles vs Duke Blue Devils Odds
Duke will look to improve on its 23-3 record on Sunday when they host Boston College in NCAA basketball odds action at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Blue Devils sport records of 23-3 and 14-12 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 12-14 and 12-9-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-13 for the Blue Devils and 13-6 for the Eagles.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Duke sat as 16.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 18 (Blue Devils) and the No. 283 (Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-69 result in favor of the Blue Devils has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duke's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 78.5 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 205 at 67.6 PPG. The Blue Devils field goal percentage has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Boston College owns the country's No. 207-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. Duke, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring at home.
Boston College was a 69-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Maryland. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Boston College got 26 points from Olivier Hanlan en route to a 69-58 victory over Maryland on Tuesday at Conte Forum.
Last time out for Duke, they were an 88-56 winner as they battled Virginia Tech on the road. They covered in the match as a 13-point favorite. The battle between the Blue Devils and Hokies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Virginia Tech was handed an 88-56 defeat on Thursday at Cassell Coliseum.
Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing North Carolina State are 7-3
After playing Maryland are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Virginia are 8-2
After playing Virginia Tech are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Eagles at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston College's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston College's last 6 games when playing on the road against Duke
Boston College is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Boston College is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston College
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston College
Duke is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
Boston College at North Carolina State, Wednesday, February 27
Duke at Virginia, Thursday, February 28