Duke at Boston College College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Silvio Conte Forum
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The Duke Blue Devils head to Silvio Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 15 point favorites.
Duke heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-0. They currently have a point differential of 20.3 as they are averaging 94.2 points per contest while giving up 73.9 per game. Boston College has an overall record of 6-3. They are averaging 75.4 points per game and surrendering 67.0, good for a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 7-2 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 1-3 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 1-3 against the over/under this year
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/08/17 F Deontae Hawkins Knee is out for season
12/08/17 G Jordan Chatman Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs Duke
11/06/17 F Mike Sagay Transferred has left team
Marvin Bagley III averages 21.9 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 60%. Grayson Allen averages 17.5 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Jerome Robinson scores 16 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Ky Bowman averages 15.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 6 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke averages 94.2 points per contest this year, which is 3rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 20.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 136th in Division 1. They average 46.2 boards per contest and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 271st with 12.4 per game. The Blue Devils allow 73.9 points per contest, which is 220th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 90th and 129th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 54th, and they allow 14.3 assists per game which puts them in 241st place in college basketball. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 177th in the country with 75.4 points per contest this season. They are 180th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 282nd in Division 1. They are 23rd in the country in rebounding with 42.1 boards per contest and 225th in assists per game with 13.1. The Eagles are 215th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Eagles give up 67.0 points per game, which ranks them 79th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 84th and 122nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 123rd with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 121st with 33.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 95th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Blue Devils are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 125.7, and their defensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 159th. In terms of pace they are 69th in the country with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 33rd. As a team they are 37th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 304th in Division 1. Duke is 327th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 92nd in the nation.
Boston College is 225th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 102nd in the nation. The Eagles are 111th in the country in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 96.3 is ranked 111th. In terms of pace they are 251st in Division 1 with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 219th. As a team they are 207th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 204th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Duke -15
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