|2013 College Basketball Duke vs. Boston College Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Sunday, 10 February 2013 13:00|
Duke vs. Boston College Free Pick
CHESTNUT HILL, MA (ATS Consultants) – After dropping two of three games following the injury to third-leading scorer Ryan Kelly, Duke looks to win its fifth straight game when it visits Boston College tonight at 6:00PM ET.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Duke as a 12.5-point favorite over Boston College for tonight’s game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 143.5 points. The Blue Devils are 20-2 overall and 7-2 in the ACC, while Eagles are 10-12 overall and 2-7 in conference play.
LINE MOVEMENT: Duke opened as an 11.5-point favorite but the spread has been bet up to 12.5 at most online sports books, while the total has stayed the same after opening at 143.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 67% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Duke. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Duke. According to latest college basketball trends, the Blue Devils are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games, 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 Sunday games and are 25-12-1 ATS in their last 38 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game. Boston College is 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games.
Duke has won five straight games in this series. Duke (20-2 SU, 13-9 ATS) is coming off a 98-85 win over NC State on Thursday, giving 12. Boston College (10-12 SU, 9-7-2 ATS) has lost six of seven including a 72-50 defeat at Miami-Fla. on Tueday, getting 13.5. The Blue Devils have won four straight after dropping two of three following the injury to third-leading scorer Ryan Kelly. Seniors Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry have picked up the slack. Plumlee did exactly that against North Carolina State, scoring 30 points in the 98-85 victory, while Curry finished with 26 points for his third straight game with 21 or more. Boston College counters with a starting lineup that features two freshmen and three sophomores. The first two players off the bench are also sophomores. They just don't have the guards to compete against Curry, Quinn Cook (11.9ppg) and Rasheed Sulaimon (11.8ppg).
SUNDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -12.5