The 2020 college football season is underway, and the Atlantic Coast Conference is one of three Power 5 Conferences playing this fall. The Duke Blue Devils will host the Boston College Eagles this week in what should be an interesting game.
Boston College has yet to play a game this season, while Duke suffered a loss to Notre Dame in Week 1. These two teams likely won’t factor into the ACC title race, but both teams could have solid 2020 campaigns.
Eagles Want to Run
Boston College averaged more than 260 rushing yards per game a season ago, and they will likely employ that same strategy again this season. Even though the Eagles lost some offensive talent, this team still has plenty of weapons to gain yards on the ground.
Boston College averaged 28.5 points per game a season ago, while allowing their opponents to score 31.7 points per game. The Eagles will need to defend better in this game.
Offense Needed For Duke
Duke played well enough on defense against Notre Dame to pull off a massive upset, but their offense did not do their part. The Blue Devils managed to score just 13 points in the loss despite moving the ball up and down the field.
Boston College/Duke Betting Lines
The fact that Duke has already played a game so far in 2020 has to give them an edge in this matchup. Boston College will likely have some rust, and it might take them awhile to get things rolling.
JazzSports has the Duke Blue Devils as 4.5-point favorites over the Boston College Eagles in this game.
Free Betting Pick
Even though Duke suffered a loss in their season opening game, they looked impressive in hanging tough with Notre Dame. Duke still needs to find more offense, but there is some talent on this roster.
Boston College should be a solid team as well, but it will likely take them some time to get things going after a long layoff. Duke wins this game by at least a touchdown.