Duke vs Boston College Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, January 7, 2023

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The Duke Blue Devils (11-4, 2-2 ACC) will look to stop a three-game road losing streak when squaring off versus the Boston College Eagles (8-7, 2-2 ACC) on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Silvio O. Conte Forum, airing at 1:00 PM ET.

The Blue Devils play the Eagles in a game that Duke is currently a strong favorite by 8.5 points. A 131.5-point over/under has been set for the game.

Duke vs. Boston College Odds

Point Spread for Duke vs. Boston College

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with bookmakers listing Duke as the favorite.

Duke vs. Boston College Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Duke has -383 odds to pick up the win, while Boston College is listed at +296 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 131.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: Silvio O. Conte Forum

Duke vs. Boston College Betting Trends

In the Duke’s 15 games this season, it has seven wins against the spread. The Blue Devils have been chosen as favorites in 14 games this year and have walked away with the win 10 times (71.4%) in those games. Duke has eclipsed the over/under in 40% of its opportunities this year (six times in 15 games with a set point total).

Boston College is 5-10-0 against the spread this season. The Eagles have won four of the eight games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (50%). Boston College’s games this season have hit the over on eight of 15 set point totals (53.3%).

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Duke vs. Boston College Key Players to Watch


Kyle Filipowski paces the Blue Devils with 13.8 points per game and 8.5 rebounds, while also posting 1.3 assists. Ryan Young posts 8.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.4 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Jeremy Roach is tops on the Blue Devils at 3.2 assists per game, while also posting 2.5 rebounds and 11.9 points. Mark Mitchell is averaging 9.5 points, 1.4 assists and 3.6 rebounds per contest.

Boston College

Jaeden Zackery paces the Eagles in assists (2.1 per game), and posts 10.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. He also delivers 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. T.J. Bickerstaff is the Eagles’ top rebounder (6.7 per game), and he produces 6.5 points and 1.3 assists. Devin gets the Eagles 7.7 points, 5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Duke Blue Devils

Offensively, the Blue Devils are putting up 72.9 points per game (162nd-ranked in college basketball). They are surrendering 62.4 points per contest on defense (39th-ranked). With 27.5 rebounds allowed per game, Duke is 23rd-best in college basketball. It ranks 39th in college basketball by grabbing 36.1 boards per contest.

Duke is making 6.9 threes per game (239th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 32.5% shooting percentage (250th-ranked) from downtown. The Blue Devils are giving up 5.7 threes per game this year (38th-ranked in college basketball), and they are allowing a 28.7% three-point percentage (21st-best).

The Blue Devils have gone 7-3 over their last 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. Five of Duke’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. Duke has seen a decrease in scoring recently, racking up 70.9 points per game in its last 10 contests, two points fewer than the 72.9 it has scored this year. Duke’s defense has been less stingy lately, as the team has given up 67 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 62.4 points per game its opponents average this season.

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What you need to know about the Boston College Eagles

The Eagles are the 24th-worst team in the nation in points scored (64.7 per game) and 137th in points conceded (67.5). With 32.5 rebounds per game and 33.1 rebounds allowed, Boston College is 185th and 282nd in college basketball, respectively.

In 2022-23 Boston College is second-worst in the nation in 3-point makes (4.5 per game) and -1-worst in 3-point percentage (26.5%). Defensively, the Eagles are 276th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded per game at 8. They are 322nd in 3-point percentage conceded at 36.4%.

The Eagles are 4-6 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their past 10 contests. Boston College has hit the over in seven of its last 10 contests. Boston College is averaging 63.3 points per game in its previous 10 games, which is 1.4 fewer points than its average for the season (64.7). In their previous 10 games, the Eagles are giving up 67.4 points per contest, compared to their season average of 67.5 points allowed.

Duke vs. Boston College Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Duke, and we predict that Boston College will cover the spread (Duke -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 131.5 points.

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How to bet Duke vs. Boston College

You can bet on Duke vs. Boston College at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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