Duke Blue Devils vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
The Duke Blue Devils (11-3) are on their way to Silvio O. Conte Forum on Saturday where they will compete against the Boston College Eagles (8-7).
The Duke Blue Devils faced North Carolina State and ended up losing by a score of 84-60 in their last game. Duke ended the game with a 39.6% FG percentage (19 of 48) and converted 5 out of their 15 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Blue Devils knocked down 17 of 26 tries for a rate of 65.4%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 10 dimes in this matchup in addition to creating 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With regard to defense, Duke allowed the other team to shoot 47.1% from the field on 33 out of 70 shooting. North Carolina State distributed 14 assists and had 10 steals for this contest. On top of that, North Carolina State had 34 rebounds (11 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. North Carolina State finished the contest at 53.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of 15 shots. They also converted 10 of 26 shots from three-point range. When talking about fouls, the Blue Devils ended up finishing with 18 while North Carolina State totaled 20 fouls.
Kyle Filipowski is one guy who was a factor for this game. He finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. He played for 28 mins and grabbed 8 rebounds. He accounted for 14 points on 4 of 10 shooting.
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Duke steps onto the court with a mark of 11-3 this year. They have an average of 73.9 pts per game (147th in the nation) while connecting on 44.4% from the field. The Blue Devils are shooting 32.6% on three-point attempts (99 of 304) and 78.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Duke is collecting 39.3 boards per game and has totaled 204 assists this year, which is 142nd in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 11.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.5 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Blue Devils have forced 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 17.6 fouls. They are giving up 27.8% from beyond the arc while they are 25th in college hoops in PPG allowed (60.9). The Blue Devils are giving up a FG percentage of 40.6% (315 of 776) and they surrender 29.9 boards per game as a team. They rank 67th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 155 relinquished so far this season.
In their last game, the Boston College Eagles got the victory with a final of 70-63 when they played Notre Dame. The Eagles collected 30 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 1 steal in this matchup. Notre Dame committed 17 fouls for the matchup which got the Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a clip of 63.2%. With regard to 3-pointers, Boston College knocked down 2 out of 12 tries (16.7%). When all was said and done, the Eagles ended up shooting 28 for 54 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.9%. The Eagles allowed Notre Dame to bury 24 of their 60 tries from the floor which had them shooting 40.0% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 34.5% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 10 of 29 and ended up going 5 out of 10 from the free throw line (50.0%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Boston College allowed Notre Dame to collect 26 overall (6 offensive).
Jaeden Zackery pitched in for the Eagles for the contest. He accumulated 18 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and totaled 3 dimes for the matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 10 for the contest giving him a rate of 70.0%, and had 4 rebounds.
Boston College has a mark of 8-7 so far this year. The Eagles are responsible for committing 15.6 fouls per game and they connect on 67.2% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 10.3 times per contest (350th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.4 times per game. Boston College has 971 points on the campaign (64.7 per contest) and they average 35.2 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Eagles are shooting 42.0% from the floor, which is ranked 298th in the country.
The Boston College defense allows 36.5% on shots from distance (120 of 329) and opponents are making 68.2% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 12.0 dimes and 35.3 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 144th and 243rd in the country. The Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 141st in college hoops in PPG given up with 67.5. They have forced 13.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (223rd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Duke
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