Blue Devils vs. Eagles Prediction
The seventh-ranked Duke Blue Devils are big favorites on the road tonight at the Boston College Eagles. Is Duke going to cover the big number?
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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According to oddsmakers, the Blue Devils are a 15-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 145 points. As of Tuesday morning, 51 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Duke. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Blue Devils down Orange
Duke secured a 97-88 victory at Syracuse Saturday night to improve to 18-3 overall and 8-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference place. The Blue Devils outscored the Orange 57-52 in the second half to put it away. Vernon Carey Jr. paced Duke with 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting plus 8-0f-10 at the free throw line. He also ripped down 17 rebounds. Tre Jones accounted for 17 points, six assists and three boards. Cassius Stanley accounted for 15 points, five dimes and four rebounds. Matthew Hurt tallied 12 points and three caroms. Alex O'Connell added 11 points, three assists, two boards and two steals off the bench.
Hamilton lifts Eagles to win
Jared Hamilton hit two of three free throws with 17.5 seconds to go Saturday night to send Boston College to a 71-70 victory at North Carolina. The Eagles (11-11, 5-6 ACC) led 32-30 at halftime before manufacturing the win in the closing moments of the second half. Hamilton paced Boston College with 18 points off the bench on 6-of-12 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point range plus 3-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also registered three rebounds and two steals. Derryck Thornton tallied 15 points, three boards and three assists. Jay Heath accounted for 12 points and six assists. Nik Popovic added 10 points, eight caroms and four steals as a reserve.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Blue Devils are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games. The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings.
The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a home underdog. Boston College is 1-4 ATS in its last five games following an ATS win.
The spread is very big for a road team to cover but Duke already has an 88-49 home win over Boston College, not to mention the Eagles are the weakest team the Blue Devils have faced since the last time these two squads met on December 31. The only concern is a possible lookahead game with rival North Carolina, but with the Tar Heels having a down season the focus should be completely on tonight.
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