Duke vs. Boston College - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (7-4) at Duke Blue Devils (12-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -23.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, ESPN Full Court
The Duke Blue Devils and the Boston College Eagles face off on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium as they tip-off their ACC conference college basketball schedules.
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-0 this season and they are ranked number 2 in the nation. Duke is averaging 85.3 points and they are shooting 52.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Jahlil Okafor leads the Blue Devils averaging 18.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Quinn Cook is averaging 14.5 points per game, Justise Winslow is averaging 12.1 points, and Tyus Jones is averaging 10.8 points and 5.5 assists. Duke has played the 42nd ranked schedule in the nation.
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The Boston College Eagles are 7-4 this season and they have won five of their last six games. BC is averaging 67.7 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Aaron Brown leads the Eagles in scoring averaging 16.1 points per game. Olivier Hanlan is averaging 15.5 points, Dennis Clifford is averaging 8.7 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Dimitri Batten is averaging 8.3 points. Boston College hasn’t played a true road game this season.
Duke is 2-5 against the spread following a win, 5-2 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points, and 1-6-1 against the spread against the ACC. Boston College is 6-0 against the spread in their last six road games following three or more home games, 3-7 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread against the ACC.
This total is simply way too high and my free pick is the under. I also have a pick on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the premium area as well as on the app.