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Boston College vs Duke Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds

Eagles vs Blue Devils Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Boston College Eagles at Duke Blue Devils
  • Where: Durham at Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • Date: Saturday, December 3rd
  • Betting Odds: Boston College +17, BOSCOL +1135 | DUKE -3184 O/U 129.5

Eagles Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Duke, the Boston College Eagles will be taking the floor for the 9th time this season and have an overall record of 5-3. On the road, the Eagles will be playing their 1st game of the season, having gone 0-1. So far, the Eagles have been the underdog 2 times, going 1-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +17 underdogs on the spread.

Boston College’s leading scorer this season is Makai Ashton-Langford who is averaging 12.12 points per contest. So far, Ashton-Langford has accounted for 18.76% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.25 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists. Jaeden Zackery is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 10.62 points per game. Between him and Zackery, they are accounting for 35.2% of the team’s scoring.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Boston College this season, as they are currently ranked 336th in college basketball at 66.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.9%, placing them 419th in the NCAA.

Blue Devils Preview:

Duke will take the floor against the Eagles with an overall record of 7-2. So far this season, Duke has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-1. The Blue Devils’ are sitting with a betting line that is -17 points in their favor. For the season, Duke has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 7-2.

Kyle Filipowski comes into today’s game as the Blue Devils’ leading scorer at 15.44 points per contest. Not only has Filipowski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Duke’s top rebounder at 9.11 boards per contest. Behind Filipowski, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jeremy Roach who is second on the team in scoring at 12.89 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.0% of his shots and is adding 2.56 boards per game.

So far this season, Duke has put together a strong scoring offense at 80.2 points per game (13th). This strong figure has come despite the Blue Devils playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.8% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Duke’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 48.9%

Free Spread Prediction: Boston College Eagles +17

After crunching the numbers for this matchup, anyone looking to get a wager on this game between the Boston College Eagles and Duke Blue Devils would be best served by taking Boston College at +17. Each side comes into this game looking to slow the game down and make their opponent defend deep into the shot clock. Even though Duke is the favorite, this slow style of play figures to keep the game closer than oddsmakers are expecting. In addition, siding with Boston College as the underdogs has been profitable of late, as they are 3-2 vs the spread (last 5). In this matchup, we like the home dogs and will take Boston College +17.

 


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