Boston College Eagles vs. Duke Blue Devils - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duke Blue Devils (11-2) at Boston College Eagles (7-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 4:30 pm (Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles will host the 15th ranked Duke Blue Devils.
The Boston College Eagles come into this game with a 7-6 record and are currently 13th in the ACC. The Eagles come into this game on a 4 game win streak with their most recent game being a 72-67 win over New Hampshire. Through 13 games this season the leading scorer for Boston College is Eli Carter who is averaging 17.2 points per game and 4.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists. Jerome Robinson is second on the team with 12.2 points per game and 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
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The Duke Blue Devils will come into this game with a 11-2 record and are 5th in the ACC. Duke has won 2 out of their past 3 games with their most recent game being a 103-81 against Long Beach State. Through 13 games this season the leading scorer for the Blue Devils has been Grayson Allen who is scoring 20.8 points per game and 5.1 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is second on the team with 15.7 points per game and 5.8 rebounds.
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-1 against the spread in their last five conference games. The Blue Devils are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 road games following three or more consecutive home games. Boston College is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. The Eagles are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.
Duke is the far better team here and should not have any trouble beating Boston College. I think Boston College can keep it close it the beginning of the game but expect Duke to pull away in the second half.