Duke at North Carolina College Football Picks & Parlay 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Kenan Memorial Stadium
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The North Carolina Tar Heels host the Duke Blue Devils at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Duke as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 63.5. The Tar Heels have an over/under record of 3-0-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread. The Blue Devils have an ATS record of 3-0-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0.
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Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 3-0-0 against the spread
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
09/17/17 LB Brandon Hill Leg "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/17/17 DT Quaven Ferguson Foot "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/08/17 C Will Taylor Knee out indefinitely
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
09/17/17 DT Jalen Dalton Leg "?" Saturday vs. Duke
09/17/17 RB Stanton Truitt Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Duke
09/17/17 T William Sweet Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Duke
09/01/17 RB Antwuan Branch Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/30/17 OL Jared Cohen Left Team out for season
08/30/17 C Tommy Hatton Left Team out for season
08/26/17 WR Rontavius Groves Undisclosed out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Duke Blue Devils have run for 778 yards as a team, which ranks 9th in college football. They've run 155 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 16 times for 149 yards so far this season, which has them 73rd in the country in penalties. They are 14th in the nation in points scored with 135. They have run 269 plays this season for 1,548 yards, which ranks them 50th in Division 1 in total offense. The Blue Devils average 5.8 yards per play, which is 71st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this year, placing them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Daniel Jones averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 68 passes on 105 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.7. He has thrown for 702 yards this season.
The Blue Devils rush defense has allowed 79 attempts for 184 yards this year, putting them in 8th place in D-1 against the run. Duke has committed 21 penalties for 192 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 91st in college football. They are 28th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 44. They have surrendered a total of 710 yards on D, which is 17th in the country. The Blue Devils are ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 37 passes on 85 attempts against the Duke Blue Devils defense this season, placing them 29th and 51st in Division 1. The Duke pass defense has also given up a total of 526 yards through the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Duke Blue Devils have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 21st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Duke Blue Devils kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 16 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 543 yards on 14 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 102nd in Division 1 in punting average. Duke is ranked 23rd in the nation in punt returns with 7. They have returned 7 kicks for 165 yards on special teams, ranking 61st in kick return yardage. The Blue Devils average 24 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,720.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tar Heels are 24th in the country in points scored with 118. They have run 225 plays this year for 1,352 yards, which ranks them 30th in Division 1 in total offense. The North Carolina Tar Heels average 6 yards per play, which is 57th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 72 1st downs this season, ranking them 30th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground North Carolina has run for 490 yards as a unit, which ranks 66th in college football. They've run 117 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. North Carolina has been penalized on offense 21 times for 210 yards so far this year, which has them 43rd in the country in penalties. Chazz Surratt has passed for 586 yards this year. He's completed 46 throws while attempting 66 passes for a completion percentage of 69.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 164.3. He averages 10.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt.
North Carolina is 110th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 105. They have given up a total of 1,490 yards on D, which is 116th in D-1. The Tar Heels are 116th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 63 throws on 109 attempts against the North Carolina defense this season, ranking them 87th and 99th in the nation. The North Carolina Tar Heels pass defense has also surrendered a total of 970 yards in the air, which is 120th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 112 attempts for 520 yards this season, putting them in 97th place in the country against the run. The Tar Heels have had 17 penalties for 141 yards on defense this year. That places them 56th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
North Carolina is 100th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 32 punt return yards and average 10.7 yards per return, which is 36th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 376 yards on special teams, which puts them 4th in kick return yardage. The North Carolina Tar Heels average 27 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,760. The Tar Heels have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 76th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. North Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 684 yards on 15 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 22nd in the NCAA in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tar Heels +3 and over 63.5 total points
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