Looking to win big? The Eagles and Blue Devils face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN. The Blue Devils are hosting the game at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 148.5 points, and Duke is favored by -12.5 to win at home against Boston College.

BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES VS DUKE BLUE DEVILS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston College Eagles +12.5

This game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Blue Devils.
  • Even though we have Duke winning straight-up, we like Boston College at +12.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Do the Eagles Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Through 22 games this season, Boston College has gone 13-9. Their record in Atlantic Coast Conference play is 4-7 compared to a non-conference record of 9-2. On the road, the Eagles are 4-4, and their average scoring margin is -0.6 points per game.

So far, Boston College has been the underdog in nine games, going 3-6 in those contests. Their record as the underdog is worse than their record as the favorite, which is 10-3. In their last game, the Eagles fell to Florida State by a score of 63-62.

As the underdog, Boston College has gone just 3-4-2 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-3-2 and their last 10 road ATS record is 4-4-2. Overall, the Eagles are 9-11-2 vs. the spread this year.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is slightly higher than the average over/under line in Boston College’s games this season (144.5). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 132 points.

Most recently, the Boston College offense finished with just 62 points vs. Florida State. For the game, they hit 8/27 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 40.7%. Quinten Post led the scoring for the Eagles, contributing 21 points. Additionally, Mason Madsen chipped in with 12 points.

Boston College’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Boston College’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.8% this season.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Duke?

After defeating Notre Dame by a score of 71-53, Duke enters this game with a record of 17-5. The Blue Devils have been dominant at home this season, going 12-2 with an average scoring margin of +17.1 points per game.

Over their last ten games at home, Duke has gone 9-1. This season, they have been the favorite in 20 of their 22 games, going 16-4 in those matchups.

As the favorite this season, Duke has gone 10-10 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Blue Devils are 5-5 ATS. At home, Duke’s ATS mark is 8-6 this year and over their last 10 home games, they are 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Duke games is 11-9-1. So far, the average point total in their games is 149.4, which is higher than the average OU line of 146.1. Today’s OU line is 148.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-4.

The Duke offense is coming off a game where they scored 71 points against Notre Dame. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.3% and connected on 4 threes. Caleb Foster led the team in scoring, putting up 13 points. Additionally, Mark Mitchell contributed 13 points for the Blue Devils.

Duke’s defense has been playing well, ranking 77th nationally, with 67.7 points allowed per game. In today’s game vs. Boston College, the Duke defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Duke made 15 free-throws vs. the Blue Devils.