Boston College Eagles at Duke Blue Devils 2/5/19 – College Basketball Picks




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Boston College Eagles at Duke Blue Devils 2/5/19 – College Basketball Picks

Boston College and Duke are going to be playing against each other in this game here, but the chances are good this game will be slanted to favor the Blue Devils in this game. However, the Eagles are a team that has been able to pull off some surprises, but the youth and energy that Duke has brought to the court this year has been nearly impossible to stop and have only been stunned a couple of times this season.

Boston College Preview

Boston College is sitting at 11-9 on the season, but what is even worse for the Eagles is the fact the team has only picked up 2 wins in the ACC this season and now are facing one of the best teams in the nation who have only dropped 1 game all season in the ACC and 2 games overall. What else will cause the Eagles some problems is the fact the team was recently beaten by the Notre Dame squad 79-73 in the last outing.

Ky Bowman has been the leader for the Eagles with 20.8 points and 3.5 assist a game. As a team the Eagles have only managed to get 74.1 points a game and 12.6 assist a game. When it comes to cleaning up the glass the Eagles have seen Steffon Mitchell pull down 7.9 boards a game this year out of the 36.6 the team has. The Eagles are giving up an average of 72.9 points a game.

Duke Blue Devils Preview

Duke has not lost since they were upset by the Syracuse squad in a 95-91 game. However, the Blue Devils seem to have been playing with a chip on their shoulder ever since the loss as the Blue Devils have dominated in all the games they have been able to play in since that time. Now, the Blue Devils are looking to be able to control another game and that is definitely a possibility for the team.

The Blue Devils on the year have been led in the scoring by RJ Barrett who has managed to get 23.1 points a game out of the 87.4 points the Blue Devils had been scoring. The Blue Devils have seen Tre Jones get 5.6 assist a game out of the 17 assist the team averages per game. The Blue Devils are pulling down 43 boards a game and Zion Williamson has been getting most of those at 9 a game. Defensively the Blue Devils are solid as well giving up only 65.7 points a game.

Eagles at Blue Devils Line: Duke Blue Devils -24 O/U 157

My Free College Basketball Pick: Duke Blue Devils -24

The Eagles are going to struggle in this game as the Blue Devils have a defense that does not stop and an offense that has not been slowed down since the loss to Syracuse. What is even worse is the Eagles were recently beaten by Notre Dame in a game that looked like the Eagles offense decided to quit the game. I look for the Eagles offense to struggle again in this game as the Blue Devils shut them down, but also as the Blue Devils defense warms up the offense will blow the Eagles away as the Blue Devils win and cover 89-60.


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