Duke vs. Boston College Pick
Can No. 1 Duke go on the road and open up ACC play with a lopsided win over Boston College when the two meet today at Noon ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Duke is favored on the road today, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -15 points against Boston College. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 162 points. Today’s game will take place from Silvio Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and will air live on ESPN.
Duke is off to an 11-0 start to the season following a 124-67 win over Stephen F. Austin earlier this week. The Blue Devils are 7-2 against the spread on the season, covering in four of their last five games. Duke is averaging 94.2 points per game this season while allowing just 73.9 per contest. Marvin Bagley III is leading the Blue Devils with 21.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game while Grayson Allen is adding 17.5 points and 4.3 assists per contest.
Boston College is coming off a 73-61 win over Hartford last weekend to improve to 6-3 on the season. The Eagles are just 1-3 against the spread, including 0-2 ATS on the road. BC is putting up 75.4 points per game on offense while allowing 67 points per contest. Jerome Robinson is averaging 16 points per game to lead BC while Ky Bowman is adding 15.8 points and 6 rebounds per game. Deontae Hawkins was adding 12.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, but suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Duke has dominated this series, winning the last 10 meetings in this series while covering the spread in four of the last five. The Blue Devils have looked very dominant this season and haven’t had trouble picking up lopsided wins over lesser opponents. BC is without one of its top players and another key member could be out due to injury. I don’t see BC having the horses to compete with Duke. The public betting is behind Duke today and I have to agree with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: DUKE -15