|2013 College Basketball Boston College vs. Duke Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Sunday, 24 February 2013 09:15|
Boston College vs. Duke Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Duke as a 16.5-point favorite over Boston College for tonight’s game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 143 points. The Eagles are 12-14 overall and 4-9 in the ACC, while the Blue Devils are 23-3 overall and 10-3 in conference play.
LINE MOVEMENT: Duke opened as 16.5-point favorites and that’s where the spread currently sits at most sports books. As for the total, it hasn't budged since opening at 143.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 67% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Blue Devils. 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, Boston College is 3-8 ATS last 11 vs. a team with a winning home record. Duke is 4-1 ATS last 5 home games and is 17-8 ATS last 25 vs. a team with a losing SU record.
Boston College (12-14 SU, 12-8-2 ATS) is coming off some solid play as of late, as they defeated Maryland last Tuesday giving 1, 69-58. They also Duke all they could handle on Feb. 5, falling by one at home. Duke (23-3 SU, 14-12 ATS) bounced back from a loss at Maryland in a big way on Thursday, crushing Virginia Tech, 88-56 on he road as a 12.5-point favorite. With Miami-Fla. losing at Wake Forest on Saturday, that gives Duke (10-3 ACC) an opportunity to inch closer to the Hurricanes, who had their first conference loss. That's not good for Boston College, a young team who is going to have to play in one of the toughest environments in all sports. They didn't far to well last year, losing by 16 and the year before, falling by 20. Duke's Seth Curry is on fire, scoring 65 in his last three games. He averages 18.7 points on 55.2 percent shooting in his three games against Boston College. Expect Curry, Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon to make it a three-point shooting party against the Eagles, who will be overwhelmed.
SUNDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -16.5