Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Duke Blue Devils take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Heinz Field. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Blue Devils are 7-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-8-0. The Panthers have an over/under record of 9-1-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
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Daniel Jones finished with 148 yards through the air for Duke last week. He completed 18 passes out of 31 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Blue Devils were led in rushing by Daniel Jones, who finished with 99 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Aaron Young was the team leader in receiving with a total of 48 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Duke got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 375 yards for the game. The Blue Devils ran for 227 yards on 45 attempts.
Nathan Peterman finished with 287 yards passing for Pittsburgh last week. He went 17 for 35, resulting in a 49% completion percentage. The Panthers were led on the ground by James Conner, who finished with 40 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jester Weah led the team in receiving with 115 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 38 yards per reception. Pittsburgh had 22 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 417 yards for the contest. The Panthers ran for 130 yards on 34 carries as a team.
Duke scores 24.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 94th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.5 passes on 34.7 attempts for a 62 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 231.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 67th in college football. The Blue Devils run for an average of 173.9 yards per game on 42.6 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 68th in the nation. They also run 77.3 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 405.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 70th overall this season. The Blue Devils average 21.8 first downs per game which ranks them 54th in the country. They accumulate 38.9 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, which ranks 118th in the nation.
Duke allows 224.4 passing yards per game, ranking 58th in D-1, and they allow 24.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 42nd. They give up 14.4 completions on 26.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.5. The Blue Devils allow 170.3 rushing yards per game on 39.9 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 69th in the country. Duke allows 394.7 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 58th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 46.1 yards per game, ranking them 32nd among D-1 teams.
Pittsburgh averages 37.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 23rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.3 passes per game on 25.8 attempts for a 59.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 212.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 91st in Division 1. The Panthers run for an average of 214 yards per game on 43 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 31st on the ground. They also run 68.8 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 426.5 yards per game, ranking them 52nd in the country on offense. The Panthers get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 68th in the nation. They average 47.8 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 94th in college football.
Pittsburgh allows an average of 343.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 127th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 35.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 109th in the nation. They give up 25.6 completions on 40.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.1 per game. The Panthers allow 105.4 rushing yards per contest on 31.9 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 8th in the country. Pittsburgh allows 448.8 total yards per game for an average of 6.2 yards per play, which ranks 100th in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 57.3 yards in each contest, ranking 85th in the nation.
Duke Betting Trends
Duke is 2-8-0 against the over/under this season
Duke has an ATS record of 7-3-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 9-1-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/09/16 P Austin Parker Undisclosed out indefinitely
11/03/16 WR Anthony Nash Collarbone out indefinitely
10/31/16 RB Jela Duncan Achilles out for season
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
11/13/16 LB Bam Bradley Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Duke
11/13/16 DB Phillipie Motley Knee "?" Saturday vs. Duke
11/13/16 DL Rori Blair Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Duke
11/13/16 DL Shakir Soto Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Duke
11/13/16 WR Tre Tripton Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Duke
11/13/16 DL Tyrique Jarrett Leg "?" Saturday vs. Duke
11/13/16 WR Zach Challingsworth Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Duke
10/14/16 TE Chris Clark Knee out for season
10/14/16 OL Mike Grimm Hip out for season
10/14/16 DL Zack Gilbert Heart out for season
09/16/16 LB Elijah Zeise Ankle out for season
09/16/16 DE Dewayne Hendrix Foot out for season
08/31/16 WR Chris Wuestner Personal has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -6.5
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