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Boston College Eagles vs Duke Blue Devils in college hoops odds

Duke Blue DevilsBoston College Eagles
18-5February 08, 2014, 06:00 | Conte Forum6-16

Duke travels to Boston College on Saturday, hoping to boost its 18-5 record with a victory over the Eagles.

Boston College battles the Blue Devils, currently sitting with a 18-5 mark (15-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-10 for the Eagles and 11-11-1 for the Blue Devils.

View Duke Blue Devils vs Boston College Eagles Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Boston College sat as 8.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Eagles - Blue Devils odds would favor the Blue Devils if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston College is rated No. 220 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Duke is at No. 1.

Boston College lost its last outing, a 77-67 result against Virginia on February 5. They covered in that game as a 13-point underdog. Ryan Anderson scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 77-67 to Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston College's No. 174-ranked offense, averaging 69.91 PPG, against a Blue Devils defense that ranks No. 76 at 67.35 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 44.76% so far, less than the Blue Devils marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.15% per game.

A few Blue Devils at Eagles trends to consider:
Duke is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Duke is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 6 games
Duke is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Boston College is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Boston College is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Boston College is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Boston College is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Duke at North Carolina, Wednesday, February 12th
Boston College at Georgia Tech, Wednesday, February 12th