The Boston College Eagles are limping into Cameron Indoor Stadium for their ACC season opener. They are 3-3 in their last six and having that type of stretch this early in the season is a bad sign.
The Duke Blue Devils are going through some growing pains but are coming off an encouraging performance this past week. They are a healthy 7-2 with the two losses being to power programs.
Duke is laying a huge line on the college basketball odds here. Are they a good bet to get the job done or should those who bet online go with the dog?
Let’s check the latest college basketball odds, stats, injury reports, and college basketball lines for Boston College vs Duke. We’ve plenty of NCAA basketball odds for you to consider.
Boston College Eagles
The Eagles just lost to Nebraska, 88-67. They allowed 51 points in the second half to a team that is likely to finish in the bottom third of the Big Ten.
Boston College allowed Nebraska to make 61.5% of its field-goal attempts and over 52% of its 3-point shots. That’s a woeful defensive performance that does not inspire any confidence heading into this game against Duke.
Boston College did get 34 bench points against Nebraska, but that also means the starting five scored only 33 points, which raises real questions about how head coach Earl Grant is going to rework the roster and manipulate his rotations.
He has some real decisions to make in terms of the five-man unit he wants to play the most, and in terms of how many minutes he allocates to his rotation. Boston College was a six-point underdog to Nebraska, a not-very-good team, and lost by 21.
That’s a deeply discouraging development this early in the season. Boston College has a lot of work to do in order to improve enough to be competitive in the ACC this season. Careful betting them with your college basketball picks.
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Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils were hammered by Purdue this past Sunday in Portland, but they bounced back against another Big Ten team on Wednesday night.
Duke beat Ohio State 81-72 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The Blue Devils won with balance and their ability to get to the free throw line.
Duke placed five players in double-figure scoring. No one scored more than 16, but five different guys were able to put the ball in the basket, preventing Ohio State from being able to lock down one scorer. Duke earned 30 free throws and made 26.
The Blue Devils were plus-nine points in free throw differential; Ohio State made only 17 foul shots. The margin of victory was nine points.
Duke’s defense got nine steals, and the Blue Devils handed out 16 assists compared to Ohio State’s six, another notable difference in this win.
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Boston College vs Duke Head-to-Head
These schools have met 29 times, with Duke winning 26. The most recent meeting was in February, with Duke prevailing 72-61.
Boston College vs Duke Game Information
- Game: Boston College vs Duke
- Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
- Day/Time: Saturday, 4:00 p.m. ET
- Boston College vs Duke Live Stream: TBS
Boston College vs Duke Betting Lines
Boston College vs Duke Picks & Prediction
The Boston College Eagles have a number of injuries while Duke is healthy. Boston College just was shredded by a mediocre Nebraska team.
That does not bode well heading into Cameron Indoor Stadium. While it’s a big number in the sportsbook, Duke just defeated Ohio State and should be ready to handle the Eagles.