Eagles vs. Blue Devils Prediction
The Boston College Eagles will have the toughest of matchups tonight at the second-ranked Duke Blue Devils. Is Boston College going to be able to stay within the big number tonight to cover the spread?
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blue Devils are a 23.5.-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 156.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 53 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Boston College. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Eagles fall to Fighting Irish
Boston College suffered a 79-73 home defeat against Notre Dame Saturday, its 13th straight loss to the Fighting Irish. The Eagles (11-9, 2-6 ACC) trailed 36-31 at halftime and were unable to recover. Boston College shot 31-of-67 from the floor, 7-of-23 on 3-point attempts and 4-of-8 at the free throw line. Ky Bowman paced the Eagles with 25 points on 10-of-23 shooting including 4-of-11 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also contributed 10 rebounds and three assists. Jared Hamilton tallied 17 points, three boards, three assists and two steals. Nik Popovic had 14 points and six caroms. Jordan Chatman added 14 points, four assists and two rebounds.
Blue Devils win fifth straight
Duke cruised to a 91-61 home victory Saturday over St. John’s to improve to 19-2 on the season. The Blue Devils outscored the Red Storm 44-24 in the second half after leading by 10 at halftime. Duke shot 35-of-63 from the floor, 7-of-26 from 3-point range and 14-of-23 from the charity stripe. Zion Williamson led the Blue Devils with 29 points on 13-of-17 shooting including 1-of-3 from 3-point range plus 2-of-4 at the free throw line. He also had six rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots. Cam Reddish accounted for 16 points, three rebounds and three assists. R.J. Barrett tallied 15 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and two steals. Tre Jones accounted for 13 points, seven rebounds, seven dimes and three steals. Marques Bolden added 10 points and six caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games. The over is 6-0 in the last six meetings.
The Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last four Tuesday games. Duke is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games following an ATS win.
The Blue Devils have been blitzing most of their opponents lately and Boston College will be their weakest opponent in almost a month. The Eagles particularly struggle on defense, where they are 178th nationally in adjusted efficiency. I don’t see any way they can slow down elite players such as Williamson and Barrett. Take Duke to win by another big margin tonight.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -23.5