Friday, October 14, 2016
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Duke Blue Devils take on the Louisville Cardinals on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 27.5 point favorites. This season the Blue Devils are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-5-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 5-0-0 and they are 3-1-1 against the spread.
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Daniel Jones finished with 41 yards through the air for Duke last week. He completed 7 passes out of 15 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Blue Devils were led in rushing by Daniel Jones, who finished with 55 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Aaron Young was the team leader in receiving with a total of 22 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Duke got a total of 9 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 3 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 189 yards for the game. The Blue Devils ran for 145 yards on 50 attempts.
Lamar Jackson finished with 295 yards passing for Louisville last week. He went 27 for 44, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led on the ground by Lamar Jackson, who finished with 162 yards on 31 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Cole Hikutini led the team in receiving with 84 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Louisville had 31 first downs total. 16 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 99 total plays for 568 yards for the contest. The Cardinals ran for 273 yards on 55 carries as a team.
Duke scores 24.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 98th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.2 passes on 37.5 attempts for a 61.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 249.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 51st in college football. The Blue Devils run for an average of 153.5 yards per game on 41.7 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 87th in the nation. They also run 79.2 plays per contest and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 402.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 76th overall this season. The Blue Devils average 21.8 first downs per game which ranks them 55th in the country. They accumulate 39.7 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, which ranks 117th in the nation.
Duke allows 218.3 passing yards per game, ranking 55th in D-1, and they allow 21.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 34th. They give up 13.7 completions on 28.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 48.5. The Blue Devils allow 126.8 rushing yards per game on 39.7 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 30th in the country. Duke allows 345.2 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 26th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 43.3 yards per game, ranking them 18th among D-1 teams.
Louisville averages 58 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 1st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22.2 passes per game on 36.6 attempts for a 60.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 350 yards through the air per game, ranking them 10th in Division 1. The Cardinals run for an average of 309.2 yards per game on 43.6 attempts for an average of 7.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 4th on the ground. They also run 80.2 plays per game and average 8.2 yards per play for a total of 659.2 yards per game, ranking them 1st in the country on offense. The Cardinals get an average of 31.2 first downs per game, which ranks 2nd in the nation. They average 90.4 penalty yards per game via 9.4 penalties, ranking them 2nd in college football.
Louisville allows an average of 186.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 26th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 62nd in the nation. They give up 16.4 completions on 32.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.9 per game. The Cardinals allow 137.8 rushing yards per contest on 37.6 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 43rd in the country. Louisville allows 324 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 19th in D-1. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and 8.8 penalties for 82.2 yards in each contest, ranking 126th in the nation.
Duke Betting Trends
Duke is 1-5-0 against the over/under this season
Duke has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 5-0-0 against the over/under this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 3-1-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/10/16 C Austin Davis Leg injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Louisville
10/10/16 RB Jela Duncan Leg injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Louisville
10/09/16 DT Edgar Cerenord Hand "?" Friday vs. Louisville
10/09/16 WR Keyston Fuller Leg "?" Friday vs. Louisville
10/09/16 WR Scott Bracey Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Louisville
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
10/09/16 WR Ja'Quay Savage Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Duke
09/29/16 S London Iakopo Knee out for season
09/26/16 LB Trevon Young Hip out for season
08/19/16 DB Cornelius Sturghill Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Duke
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