Duke at Virginia College Football Picks & Parlay 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium
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The Virginia Cavaliers host the Duke Blue Devils at David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Duke as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 55.5. The Cavaliers have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread. The Blue Devils have an ATS record of 4-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-3-0.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-1-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
10/01/17 DT Quaven Ferguson Foot "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
09/08/17 C Will Taylor Knee out indefinitely
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
09/04/17 CB Tim Harris Wrist out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Duke Blue Devils have run for 1,147 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in college football. They've run 246 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 25 times for 243 yards so far this season, which has them 83rd in the country in penalties. They are 31st in the nation in points scored with 168. They have run 436 plays this season for 2,285 yards, which ranks them 46th in Division 1 in total offense. The Blue Devils average 5.2 yards per play, which is 96th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 133 1st downs this year, placing them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Daniel Jones averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 86 passes on 139 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 125.5. He has thrown for 904 yards this season.
The Blue Devils rush defense has allowed 147 attempts for 441 yards this year, putting them in 19th place in D-1 against the run. Duke has committed 32 penalties for 316 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 101st in college football. They are 39th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 92. They have surrendered a total of 1,496 yards on D, which is 40th in the country. The Blue Devils are ranked 46th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 69 passes on 143 attempts against the Duke Blue Devils defense this season, placing them 27th and 58th in Division 1. The Duke pass defense has also given up a total of 1,055 yards through the air, which is 72nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Duke Blue Devils have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 9, which is 11th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Duke Blue Devils kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,020 yards on 26 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 103rd in Division 1 in punting average. Duke is ranked 33rd in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 26 punt return yards and average 2.9 yards per return, which is 110th in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 278 yards on special teams, ranking 49th in kick return yardage. The Blue Devils average 23 yards per kick return and they are 26th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,589.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cavaliers are 72nd in the country in points scored with 125. They have run 299 plays this year for 1,764 yards, which ranks them 36th in Division 1 in total offense. The Virginia Cavaliers average 5.9 yards per play, which is 62nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 89 1st downs this season, ranking them 78th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia has run for 515 yards as a unit, which ranks 108th in college football. They've run 124 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. Virginia has been penalized on offense 20 times for 173 yards so far this year, which has them 114th in the country in penalties. Kurt Benkert has passed for 1,249 yards this year. He's completed 115 throws while attempting 174 passes for a completion percentage of 66.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 144.2. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Virginia is 32nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 85. They have given up a total of 1,375 yards on D, which is 28th in D-1. The Cavaliers are 42nd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 72 throws on 122 attempts against the Virginia defense this season, ranking them 35th and 28th in the nation. The Virginia Cavaliers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 849 yards in the air, which is 41st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 147 attempts for 526 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the country against the run. The Cavaliers have had 19 penalties for 157 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia is 93rd in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 44 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 46th in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 235 yards on special teams, which puts them 73rd in kick return yardage. The Virginia Cavaliers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 84th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,043. The Cavaliers have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 118th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Virginia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 772 yards on 19 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 86th in the NCAA in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +4.5 and over 55.5 total points
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