Virginia at Duke Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/13/2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham
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The Virginia Cavaliers (4-2) will be going for their third win in a row on Saturday when they face the Duke Blue Devils (5-1). The Blue Devils were able to defeat the Cavs 35-22 at home last season.
Last week, Virginia used a 21-point second quarter to help them defeat Pittsburgh 24-19 at home. UVA had 225 rushing yards in that win and their defense held Pittsburgh to just four first downs on their 13 third down opportunities.
Through six games this year, the Cavaliers have rushed for 177 yards per game and are averaging 31.7 points per game. Senior running back Kevin Parks has 427 yards this season with three touchdowns. Linebacker Eli Harold has 26 tackles this season and is fifth in the nation with six sacks.
Duke was able to pick up its biggest win of the year by defeating Georgia Tech 31-25 on Saturday. Duke did give up 483 yards in that game, but they also forced three turnovers without turning the ball over themselves.
The Blue Devils' defense has been excellent so far this season by giving up just 15.5 points per game. Senior quarterback Anthony Boone has thrown for 1,186 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions, and he's also rushed for 148 yards and three more touchdowns. Running back Shaun Wilson has averaged 10.8 yards per carry and now has 466 yards and four touchdowns.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
Virginia Cavaliers are 5-1-0 Against the Spread
Virginia Cavaliers are 2-3-0 against the Over/Under
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
Duke Blue Devils are 4-2-0 Against the Spread
Duke Blue Devils are 1-4-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/12/14 QB Greyson Lambert Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Duke
10/12/14 C Jackson Matteo Foot "?" Saturday vs. Duke
10/05/14 DB Demetrious Nicholson Toe out for season
09/30/14 WR Dominique Terrell Hernia out for season
08/02/14 OL Jay Whitmire Back out indefinitely
Duke Blue Devils
10/13/14 DE Britton Grier Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/13/14 DE Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/13/14 RB Shaquille Powell Leg probable Saturday vs. Virginia
10/12/14 TE Dan Beilinson Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/12/14 OL Dezmond Johnson Leg "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/12/14 DT Jamal Wallace Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/12/14 CB Johnathan Lloyd Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/12/14 OL Trip McNeill Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
08/30/14 - Taariq Shabazz Leg out for season
08/21/14 TE Braxton Deaver Knee out for season
08/14/14 LB Kelby Brown Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Duke
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