Saturday, October 24, 2015
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The Duke Blue Devils matchup against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday at Lane Stadium. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.
Duke was led in passing last game by Thomas Sirk, who finished with 197 yards through the air. He went 17 for 27 on the game, good for a 63% completion percentage. The Blue Devils were led in rushing by Jela Duncan, who finished with 77 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. Johnell Barnes led the team in receiving. He had a total of 58 yards on 2 receptions for an average of 29 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Duke totaled 458 yards by way of 78 plays. They rushed the ball 48 times for a total of 215 yards on the game and the Blue Devils totaled 25 first downs by getting 8 rushing, 14 passing and 3 by penalty.
Virginia Tech was led in passing last game by Brenden Motley, who finished with 136 yards through the air. He went 14 for 23 on the game, good for a 61% completion percentage. The Hokies were led in rushing by Travon McMillian, who finished with 99 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Isaiah Ford led the team in receiving. He had a total of 76 yards on 4 receptions for an average of 19 yards per catch in the game. Virginia Tech totaled 361 yards by way of 62 plays. They rushed the ball 35 times for a total of 160 yards on the game and the Hokies totaled 20 first downs by getting 11 rushing, 8 passing and 1 by penalty.
Duke is scoring 31.5 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 21.2 passes on 33.3 attempts for a 63.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 232.2 yards per game through the air as well. The Blue Devils are averaging 180.7 rushing yards per game on 43.7 attempts per contest for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They run 77 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 412.8 total yards each outing. The Blue Devils get 21 first downs per game and they average 44.5 penalty yards via 4.8 penalties each contest.
Duke allows 131.2 passing yards per game and 9.3 points per contest on defense. They give up 10.3 completions on 23.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 43.4. The Blue Devils allow an average of 121.7 rushing yards per game on 42.3 carries for a 2.9 average. Duke gives up 252.8 total yards per game including 3.8 yards per play. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.7 penalties per game that total 29.5 yards as a unit.
Virginia Tech averages 29.4 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 15.7 passes per game on 27.6 attempts for a 57 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 205.7 yards through the air per game thus far. The Hokies rush for an average of 170.3 yards per contest on 41 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry for the season. They run 68.6 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 376 total yards per game. The Hokies are averaging 19.1 first downs per outing and accumulate 71.3 penalty yards via 8.3 penalties each game.
Virginia Tech allows an average of 171.1 passing yards and 23.4 points per contest. They give up 12.1 completions on 24.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 50 per game. The Hokies allow an average of 176.9 rushing yards per game on 39.6 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. Virginia Tech gives up 348 total yards per game including an average of 5.4 per play. They create an average of 1.9 turnovers per game and 7.9 penalties for 72.3 yards each game.
Duke Betting Trends
Duke is 0-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Duke has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 4-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/18/15 LB Chris Holmes Leg "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
10/18/15 WR T.J. Rahming Leg "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
10/05/15 WR Terrence Alls Suspension out indefinitely
09/28/15 DB T.J. Douglas Dismissed has been dismissed
09/25/15 OL Cody Robinson Back out indefinitely
08/27/15 CB Bryon Fields ACL out for season
08/22/15 LB Kelby Brown ACL out for season
10/18/15 QB/TE Chris Durkin Back "?" Saturday vs. Duke
10/18/15 DL Corey Marshall Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Duke
10/18/15 WR Demitri Knowles Back "?" Saturday vs. Duke
10/18/15 DB Desmond Frye Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Duke
10/18/15 LB Raymon Minor Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Duke
10/18/15 DT Ricky Walker Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Duke
10/06/15 RB Marshawn Williams Knee out for season
09/28/15 CB Kendall Fuller Knee out for season
09/28/15 RB Shai McKenzie Knee out for season
08/24/15 LB Holland Fisher Personal has left team
08/24/15 CB Shawn Payne Personal has left team
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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