Duke at Boston College: 2/12/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

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The Duke Blue Devils and Boston College Eagles face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Conte Forum. When these two teams faced off in March of 2021 it was Duke that won 86-51. 

Duke comes into this game with a 20-4 record and they have gone 14-8-2 against the spread. Duke’s last came against the Clemson Tigers, and the offense put up 82 points in that game. The Blue Devils are averaging 80.3 points while their defense is giving up 64.9 points per game. Paolo Banchero has been the top player for Duke averaging 17.1 points while shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from behind the three point line. There are four different players averaging at least 10 points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Boston College Eagles who sit with a 9-13 record and they have gone 10-12 against the spread. In the last game against Syracuse the offense really struggled scoring only 64 points and that led to the defeat. This is a Boston College offense that has had many issues this season. Boston College is averaging 65.1 points while their defense is giving up 66.3 points per game. Makai Ashton-Langford has been the top player for Boston College averaging 12.5 points while shooting 40.9 percent from the field and 31 percent from behind the three point line. 

Boston College is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games played on Saturday. Duke is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games played on Saturday. The over is 4-0 in the Eagles last four games played on Saturday. Duke is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games against a team with a losing straight up record. 

This Boston College team has issues scoring and that is going to let them down in this game. Look for Boston College to finish right around 60 points, and their defense is going to have issues slowing down Duke’s offense. Back Duke against the spread. In terms of the side it's a lean to the under. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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