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Line Favors Blue Devils Over Eagles

The Blue Devils hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Boston College Eagles pay a visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium on the college basketball betting menu.

The Blue Devils sit at 18-1 (9-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Eagles are currently 14-6 (7-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Duke is 9-8 OU, and Boston College is 7-7 OU.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Blue Devils as 16.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Devils rated this week at No. 18 and the Eagles sitting at No. 149. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 95-78 result in favor of the Blue Devils.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duke's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 85.7 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 205 at 69 PPG. The Blue Devils field goal percentage has averaged 48% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.

Defensively, Boston College features the nation's No. 108-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Boston College was a 67-51 loser on the road against Florida State. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as underdogs.

Duke was an 83-59 winner in its last match on the road against Wake Forest. They covered the 22.5–point spread as favorites.

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing North Carolina are 4-4
After playing Florida State are 2-5
After a loss are 7-3

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing St. John's are 6-4
After playing Wake Forest are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Eagles at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston College's last 8 games on the road
Boston College is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Boston College is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Duke
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston College
Duke is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games
Duke is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Boston College

Next up:
Boston College home to North Carolina, Tuesday, February 1
Duke at St. John's, Sunday, January 30