Saturday, October 29, 2016
Bobby Dodd Stadium
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The Duke Blue Devils take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The opening line for this game has Georgia Tech as 8.5 point favorites. This season the Blue Devils are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-6-0. The Yellow Jackets have an over/under record of 3-2-1 and they are 3-2-1 against the spread.
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Daniel Jones finished with 129 yards through the air for Duke last week. He completed 14 passes out of 21 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Blue Devils were led in rushing by Jela Duncan, who finished with 44 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. T.J. Rahming was the team leader in receiving with a total of 83 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Duke got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 60 total plays for 239 yards for the game. The Blue Devils ran for 110 yards on 39 attempts.
Justin Thomas finished with 172 yards passing for Georgia Tech last week. He went 7 for 11, resulting in a 64% completion percentage. The Yellow Jackets were led on the ground by Dedrick Mills, who finished with 89 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Clinton Lynch led the team in receiving with 81 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 41 yards per reception. Georgia Tech had 19 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 55 total plays for 437 yards for the contest. The Yellow Jackets ran for 265 yards on 44 carries as a team.
Duke scores 23 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 107th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.9 passes on 35.1 attempts for a 62.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 232.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 63rd in college football. The Blue Devils run for an average of 147.3 yards per game on 41.3 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 96th in the nation. They also run 76.4 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 379.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 93rd overall this season. The Blue Devils average 20.6 first downs per game which ranks them 81st in the country. They accumulate 37.6 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, which ranks 118th in the nation.
Duke allows 213 passing yards per game, ranking 48th in D-1, and they allow 21.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 32nd. They give up 13.6 completions on 27.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 48.7. The Blue Devils allow 149.9 rushing yards per game on 39 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 52nd in the country. Duke allows 362.9 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 38th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.1 penalties for 41.7 yards per game, ranking them 13th among D-1 teams.
Georgia Tech averages 26.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 80th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 7.1 passes per game on 13.7 attempts for a 52.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 120.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 125th in Division 1. The Yellow Jackets run for an average of 234.3 yards per game on 46.1 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 22nd on the ground. They also run 59.9 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 355.1 yards per game, ranking them 107th in the country on offense. The Yellow Jackets get an average of 18.3 first downs per game, which ranks 112th in the nation. They average 32.1 penalty yards per game via 3.1 penalties, ranking them 124th in college football.
Georgia Tech allows an average of 210.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 44th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 33rd in the nation. They give up 19 completions on 29.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.9 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 140 rushing yards per contest on 35.4 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 41st in the country. Georgia Tech allows 350.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 26th in D-1. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and 5.7 penalties for 47 yards in each contest, ranking 31st in the nation.
Duke Betting Trends
Duke is 1-6-0 against the over/under this season
Duke has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Georgia Tech Betting Trends
Georgia Tech is 3-2-1 against the over/under this season
Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 3-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/29/16 LB Tinashe Bere Knee out for season
09/26/16 CB DeVon Edwards Knee out for season
09/01/16 DT Zach Morris Knee out for season
08/28/16 QB Thomas Sirk Achilles out for season
10/23/16 LB P.J. Davis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Duke
Tony's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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