Saturday, November 5, 2016
Wallace Wade Stadium
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The Virginia Tech Hokies take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Wallace Wade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 10 point favorites. This season the Hokies are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3-0. The Blue Devils have an over/under record of 2-6-0 and they are 5-3-0 against the spread.
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Jerod Evans finished with 406 yards through the air for Virginia Tech last week. He completed 24 passes out of 40 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Hokies were led in rushing by Cam Phillips, who finished with 43 yards on 5 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Bucky Hodges was the team leader in receiving with a total of 145 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. As a team in that game Virginia Tech got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 19 came through the air. They ran 82 total plays for 556 yards for the game. The Hokies ran for 150 yards on 39 attempts.
Daniel Jones finished with 305 yards passing for Duke last week. He went 22 for 36, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Blue Devils were led on the ground by Shaun Wilson, who finished with 109 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 11 yards per rush. Daniel Helm led the team in receiving with 72 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Duke had 23 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 559 yards for the contest. The Blue Devils ran for 254 yards on 37 carries as a team.
Virginia Tech scores 36.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 28th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.6 passes on 30.8 attempts for a 60.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 259.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 39th in college football. The Hokies run for an average of 191.6 yards per game on 47 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 50th in the nation. They also run 77.8 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 450.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 40th overall this season. The Hokies average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 39th in the country. They accumulate 44.9 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, which ranks 106th in the nation.
Virginia Tech allows 208.4 passing yards per game, ranking 41st in D-1, and they allow 20.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 23rd. They give up 15.6 completions on 32.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 48.4. The Hokies allow 113.1 rushing yards per game on 34.9 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 17th in the country. Virginia Tech allows 321.5 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 15th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.4 penalties for 62.5 yards per game, ranking them 100th among D-1 teams.
Duke averages 24.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 92nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.9 passes per game on 35.3 attempts for a 62.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 241.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 54th in Division 1. The Blue Devils run for an average of 160.6 yards per game on 40.8 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 84th on the ground. They also run 76 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 401.9 yards per game, ranking them 70th in the country on offense. The Blue Devils get an average of 21.1 first downs per game, which ranks 67th in the nation. They average 35.4 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, ranking them 120th in college football.
Duke allows an average of 219.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 52nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 41st in the nation. They give up 13.1 completions on 26.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.2 per game. The Blue Devils allow 173.8 rushing yards per contest on 40 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 70th in the country. Duke allows 393.1 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 56th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 42.3 yards in each contest, ranking 15th in the nation.
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Duke Betting Trends
Duke is 2-6-0 against the over/under this season
Duke has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/17/16 RB Deshawn McClease Lower Body out for season
09/12/16 LB Trent Young Knee out for season
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
Guy's Pick: Take Duke
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