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Boston College favored by 7.5 against Duke on Saturday

Duke Blue DevilsBoston College Eagles
Sep 17, 12:30 PM | Turf of Alumni Stadium

Duke Blue Devils vs Boston College Eagles Odds

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The visiting Blue Devils hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Alumni Stadium against the Eagles.

The Eagles sport records of 0-2 and 0-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Blue Devils sit at 0-2 and 0-2 ATS on the season. The over under records are 0-2 for the Eagles and 0-2 for the Blue Devils.

View Duke vs Boston College Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Odds makers opened the Eagles as 7.5-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 119 and the Blue Devils sitting at No. 108. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 6-5 result in favor of the Blue Devils this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston College's #110-ranked offense (10 PPG) against a Blue Devils defense that ranks #98 at 33.5 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 217.5 yards per game, less than the Blue Devils give up through the air (246 YPG on average).

Duke was a 44-14 loser in its last match at home against Stanford. They failed to cover the 20.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 58 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Boston College was a 30-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Central Florida. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (33) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 1-9

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Blue Devils at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Duke's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duke's last 8 games on the road
Duke is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Duke is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston College's last 7 games at home
Boston College is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
Boston College is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Duke home to Tulane, Saturday, September 24
Boston College home to Massachusetts, Saturday, September 24

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