Duke vs Boston College Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College +15.5
The Duke Blue Devils travel to Silvio O. Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 15.5 point favorites.
Duke comes into this game with an overall record of 18-3. They currently have a point differential of 18.2 as they are averaging 83.4 points per game while giving up 65.2 per contest. Boston College has an overall mark of 11-11. They are averaging 64.8 points per contest and giving up 68.4, which is a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-9-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 15-6-0 against the over/under
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 10-12-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 9-12-1 against the over/under
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/07/19 F Nik Popovic Back is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
Vernon Carey Jr. comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Tre Jones averages 15.0 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.8 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Derryck Thornton averages 12.8 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Jay Heath averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke averages 83.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 18.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 47th in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 151st with 13.5 per game. The Blue Devils allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 77th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 110th and 51st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 69th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 124th place in Division 1. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 314th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 319th in the country with 64.8 points per game this year. They are 319th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -3.6. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 310th in the nation. They are 289th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.2 boards per game, and 246th in assists per contest with 12.3. The Eagles are 137th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Eagles surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 153rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 190th and 243rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 226th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 331st with 39.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 308th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game.
The Blue Devils are 5th in the nation in offensive rating with 114. In terms of pace they are 47th in the country with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 21st. As a team they are 26th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 286th in Division 1. Duke is 245th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 113th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 92.2, which is ranked 329th. They are 137th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 313th. As a unit they are 331st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 135th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College +15.5
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