The Twenty first-ranked Duke Blue Devils will search for continued success within the Atlantic Coast Convention once they tackle the visiting Boston Faculty Eagles on Wednesday. The Blue Devils (3-2), who’re tied for third within the ACC with Syracuse and Virginia at 1-0, completed tied for second with Virginia and Louisville at 15-5 within the convention and 25-6 general in 2019-20. Boston Faculty (2-7), in the meantime, is tied for thirteenth within the ACC with Notre Dame at 0-3. The Eagles tied for tenth with Virginia Tech and Miami, Fla., at 7-13 in convention and have been 13-19 general a yr in the past.
Tip-off from Cameron Indoor Stadium is about for 8:30 p.m. ET. Duke is averaging 73.8 factors per sport, whereas Boston Faculty averages 73.3. The Blue Devils are 11.5-point favorites within the newest Boston Faculty vs. Duke odds from William Hill Sportsbook, whereas the over-under for complete factors scored is about at 150. Earlier than making any Duke vs. Boston Faculty picks, take a look at the faculty basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Mannequin.
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- Boston Faculty vs. Duke unfold: Duke -11.5
- Boston Faculty vs. Duke over-under: 150 factors
- Boston Faculty vs. Duke cash line: Duke -800, Boston Faculty +550
- BC: The Eagles have seven gamers averaging seven or extra factors per sport
- DUKE: The Blue Devils have been ranked within the prime 25 for 90 consecutive polls
Why Duke can cowl
Freshman ahead Jalen Johnson is off to a stable begin to his collegiate profession. He has reached double digits in two video games, together with a double-double within the season opener on Nov. 28 in opposition to Coppin State when he scored 19 factors and grabbed 19 rebounds. The 19 rebounds have been the third-most by a Duke freshman, whereas his 15 defensive rebounds have been tied for third most in a sport by any Duke participant, and probably the most since 2006. For the season, he’s averaging 11.5 factors, 8.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, one steal and two blocks per sport.
Additionally main the Blue Devils is freshman guard Jeremy Roach, who averages 8.6 factors, 2.6 rebounds, three assists and one steal. He’s hitting 50 p.c of his subject objectives, together with 36.4 p.c from 3-point vary. He has scored in double figures in every of his final two video games, together with 14 at Notre Dame on Dec. 16. Towards Illinois on Dec. 8, Roach grew to become simply the seventh Duke freshman all-time to put up a sport with seven or extra assists and nil turnovers.
Why Boston Faculty can cowl
The Eagles are powered by a pair of guards in junior Wynston Tabbs and sophomore Jay Heath. Tabbs leads the workforce, averaging 15.6 factors per sport and is averaging 3.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.6 steals. He’s connecting on 45.1 p.c of his photographs from the sector, together with 41.5 from 3-point vary. He’s additionally hitting 81.3 p.c of his free throws. He has scored in double figures in each sport this season, together with a 24-point efficiency at Minnesota on Dec. 8.
Heath is averaging 13.5 factors per sport and is hitting 84.6 p.c of his free throws. He additionally averages 2.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.8 steals per sport. He has scored in double figures in six of 9 video games, together with the final three. His finest sport was on Saturday when he scored 20 factors in opposition to Louisville.
Methods to make Duke vs. Boston Faculty picks
The mannequin is leaning over on the overall, projecting each groups will mix to attain over 150 factors. It has additionally generated an against-the-spread decide that cashes in nicely over 50 p.c of simulations. You may solely see the decide at SportsLine.
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