Boston College at Duke NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/5/2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Boston College Eagles travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 23 point favorites.
Boston College heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-9. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 74.1 points per contest while giving up 72.9 per game. Duke has an overall mark of 19-2. They are averaging 87.4 points per contest and giving up 65.7, which is a point differential of 21.7.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 12-8-0 against the over/under
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 13-8-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 5-15-1 against the over/under
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
02/04/19 G Wynston Tabbs Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Duke
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ky Bowman comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 39.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Jordan Chatman averages 13.9 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
R.J. Barrett averages 23.1 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Zion Williamson averages 22.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.0 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College averages 74.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 157th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 181st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 274th in the nation. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 126th and 250th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 274th with 12.1 per game. The Eagles allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 215th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 100th and 111th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 261st and they give up 14.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 248th place in Division 1. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 50th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 3rd in the country with 87.4 points per game this year. They are 18th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 21.7. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 317th in the nation. They are 2nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 43.0 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 17.0. The Blue Devils are 210th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Blue Devils surrender 65.7 points per contest, which ranks them 41st in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 100th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 224th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 322nd in country in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game.
The Eagles are 138th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.8. In terms of pace they are 219th in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 205th. As a team they are 185th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 174th in Division 1. Boston College is 268th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 313th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 116.4, which is ranked 7th. They are 21st in D-1 in pace with 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 50th. As a unit they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 221st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Duke -23
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