Duke at Army College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Blaik Field at Michie Stadium
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The Army Black Knights host the Duke Blue Devils at Blaik Field at Michie Stadium on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Duke as 2 point favorites. The Black Knights have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 4-5-0 against the spread. The Blue Devils have an ATS record of 4-4-1 while their over/under record is 2-7-0.
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Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-7-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-4-1 against the spread
Important Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Army Black Knights are 4-5-0 against the spread
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
09/08/17 C Will Taylor Knee is out for season
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
10/18/17 DL Andrew McLean Knee is out for season
09/17/17 DB Jalen Sharp ACL out for season
09/09/17 DB Marcus Hyatt Medical out indefinitely
08/26/17 OL Mike Johnson ACL out for season
08/24/17 LB Amadeo West Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Duke Blue Devils have run for 1,514 yards as a team, which ranks 60th in college football. They've run 364 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 51 times for 433 yards so far this season, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. They are 94th in the nation in points scored with 219. They have run 691 plays this season for 3,345 yards, which ranks them 84th in Division 1 in total offense. The Blue Devils average 4.8 yards per play, which is 117th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 198 1st downs this year, placing them 44th overall as an offensive unit. Daniel Jones averages 5.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 168 passes on 314 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 104.3. He has thrown for 1,752 yards this season.
The Blue Devils rush defense has allowed 330 attempts for 1,320 yards this year, putting them in 46th place in D-1 against the run. Duke has committed 58 penalties for 562 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 96th in college football. They are 32nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 185. They have surrendered a total of 3,103 yards on D, which is 35th in the country. The Blue Devils are ranked 38th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 132 passes on 252 attempts against the Duke Blue Devils defense this season, placing them 13th and 27th in Division 1. The Duke pass defense has also given up a total of 1,783 yards through the air, which is 42nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Duke Blue Devils have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 12, which is 39th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Duke Blue Devils kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,214 yards on 53 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 70th in Division 1 in punting average. Duke is ranked 76th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 65 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 87th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 510 yards on special teams, ranking 58th in kick return yardage. The Blue Devils average 27 yards per kick return and they are 100th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,920.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Black Knights are 52nd in the country in points scored with 273. They have run 581 plays this year for 3,555 yards, which ranks them 129th in Division 1 in total offense. The Army Black Knights average 6.1 yards per play, which is 40th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 183 1st downs this season, ranking them 71st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Army has run for 3,289 yards as a unit, which ranks 1st in college football. They've run 525 times, averaging 6.3 yards per rush as a unit. Army has been penalized on offense 37 times for 301 yards so far this year, which has them 120th in the country in penalties. Ahmad Bradshaw has passed for 190 yards this year. He's completed 10 throws while attempting 35 passes for a completion percentage of 28.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 72.2. He averages 3.4 adjusted yards per throw and 5.4 yards per pass attempt.
Army is 21st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 170. They have given up a total of 3,234 yards on D, which is 42nd in D-1. The Black Knights are 107th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 140 throws on 225 attempts against the Army defense this season, ranking them 18th and 11th in the nation. The Army Black Knights pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,721 yards in the air, which is 33rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 289 attempts for 1,513 yards this season, putting them in 68th place in the country against the run. The Black Knights have had 44 penalties for 347 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Army is 96th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 85 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 52nd in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 438 yards on special teams, which puts them 89th in kick return yardage. The Army Black Knights average 20 yards per kick return and they are 88th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,078. The Black Knights have tried 6 field goals this year and made 3, which is 126th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Army kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 36 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 972 yards on 22 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 20th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Black Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Black Knights +2
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