Baylor at Duke College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium
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The Baylor Bears travel to Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Duke as 12 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58. The Bears have an ATS record of 0-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Blue Devils have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Baylor Bears are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
09/10/17 DE K.J. Smith Shin "?" Saturday vs. Duke
09/09/17 RB JaMycal Hasty Knee expected to miss 4-5 weeks
09/06/17 TE Jordan Feurbacher Hand expected to miss 2 weeks.
09/02/17 S Taion Sells Suspension expected to miss first 3 games
08/29/17 RB Terence Williams Shoulder out indefinitely
08/28/17 CB Grayland Arnold Arm out indefinitely
08/28/17 DB Travon Blanchard Transferred out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
09/10/17 LB Brandon Hill Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
09/10/17 WR Scott Bracey Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
09/08/17 C Will Taylor Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baylor Bears are 81st in Division 1 in points scored with 55. They have run 122 plays this season for 806 yards, which ranks them 80th in the nation in total offense. The Bears average 6.6 yards per play, which is 31st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 36 1st downs this year, placing them 87th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Baylor has run for 391 yards as a team, which ranks 49th in the country. They've run 65 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 17 times for 159 yards so far this season, which has them 22nd in the nation in penalties. Anu Solomon has thrown for 399 yards this season. He has completed 24 passes on 55 attempts for a completion percentage of 43.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 121.3. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Baylor is 101st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 65. They have surrendered a total of 960 yards on D, which is 107th in Division 1. The Bears are ranked 80th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 59 passes on 80 attempts against the Baylor Bears defense this season, placing them 118th and 104th in the country. The Baylor pass defense has also given up a total of 602 yards through the air, which is 107th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 88 attempts for 358 yards this year, putting them in 94th place in D-1 against the run. The Bears have committed 18 penalties for 170 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 119th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Baylor has returned 5 kicks for 84 yards on special teams, ranking 80th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 17 yards per kick return and they are 82nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 891. The Baylor Bears have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 53rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Baylor Bears kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 417 yards on 10 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 58th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Devils have run for 476 yards as a team, which ranks 26th in the nation. They've run 106 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 11 times for 95 yards so far this year, which has them 65th in the country in penalties. They are 8th in Division 1 in points scored with 101. They have run 185 plays this year for 1,062 yards, which ranks them 32nd in the nation in total offense. The Duke Blue Devils average 5.7 yards per play, which is 69th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 64 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. Daniel Jones has completed 48 throws while attempting 70 passes for a completion percentage of 68.6%. He has passed for 518 yards this year. He averages 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 146.7.
The Duke Blue Devils rush defense has given up 52 attempts for 86 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the country against the run. They have had 10 penalties for 92 yards on defense this year. That places them 50th in Division 1. Duke is 24th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 24. They have given up a total of 349 yards on D, which is 11th in the nation. The Blue Devils are 10th in yards per play allowed with 3.4. Opponent offenses have completed 25 throws on 51 attempts against the Duke defense this season, ranking them 30th and 38th in the country. The Duke Blue Devils pass defense has also surrendered a total of 263 yards in the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Duke Blue Devils have tried 3 field goals this year and made 3, which is 25th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Duke kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 216 yards on 6 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That ranks them 119th in the NCAA in punting average. Duke is 37th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 19 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 80th in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 102 yards on special teams, which puts them 66th in kick return yardage. The Blue Devils average 26 yards per kick return and they are 24th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,183.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bears +12
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