Duke at Virginia Tech College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
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Lane Stadium/Worsham Field is the venue for the game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 15.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 49. The Hokies are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-1. The Blue Devils are 4-3-1 ATS and their over/under record is 2-6-0.
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Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-3-1 against the spread
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-4-1 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
09/08/17 C Will Taylor Knee is out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
10/22/17 WR C.J. Carroll Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Duke
10/22/17 RB Steven Peoples Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Duke
10/06/17 DB Divine Deablo Foot out for season
09/13/17 LB Tavante Beckett Legal problems out indefinitely
08/30/17 RB D.J. Reid Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Duke Blue Devils have run for 1,413 yards as a unit, which ranks 36th in the nation. They've run 329 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 44 times for 380 yards so far this year, which has them 65th in the country in penalties. They are 52nd in Division 1 in points scored with 216. They have run 632 plays this year for 3,162 yards, which ranks them 55th in the nation in total offense. The Blue Devils average 5 yards per play, which is 110th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 188 1st downs this season, ranking them 11th overall as an offensive unit. Daniel Jones has completed 158 throws while attempting 290 passes for a completion percentage of 54.5%. He has passed for 1,670 yards this year. He averages 5.4 adjusted yards per throw and 5.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 107.8.
The Blue Devils rush defense has given up 282 attempts for 1,133 yards this season, putting them in 59th place in the country against the run. They have had 55 penalties for 522 yards on defense this year. That places them 117th in Division 1. Duke is 46th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 161. They have given up a total of 2,716 yards on D, which is 58th in the nation. The Blue Devils are 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 119 throws on 225 attempts against the Duke Blue Devils defense this season, ranking them 42nd and 70th in the country. The Duke pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,583 yards in the air, which is 66th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Duke Blue Devils have tried 15 field goals this year and made 11, which is 32nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Duke Blue Devils kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,912 yards on 46 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 73rd in the NCAA in punting average. Duke is 43rd in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 65 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 86th in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 477 yards on special teams, which puts them 35th in kick return yardage. The Blue Devils average 27 yards per kick return and they are 45th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,704.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hokies are 31st in Division 1 in points scored with 259. They have run 538 plays this season for 3,185 yards, which ranks them 36th in the nation in total offense. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 5.9 yards per play, which is 58th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 160 1st downs this year, placing them 43rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia Tech has run for 1,253 yards as a team, which ranks 51st in the country. They've run 313 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 36 times for 296 yards so far this season, which has them 105th in the nation in penalties. Josh Jackson has thrown for 1,832 yards this season. He has completed 136 passes on 212 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 157.9. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Virginia Tech is 5th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 89. They have surrendered a total of 2,093 yards on D, which is 15th in Division 1. The Hokies are ranked 16th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 92 passes on 203 attempts against the Virginia Tech defense this season, placing them 9th and 32nd in the country. The Virginia Tech Hokies pass defense has also given up a total of 1,308 yards through the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 254 attempts for 785 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in D-1 against the run. The Hokies have committed 54 penalties for 387 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 65th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia Tech is ranked 1st in the nation in punt returns with 27. They've accumulated 322 punt return yards and average 11.9 yards per return, which is 28th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 243 yards on special teams, ranking 120th in kick return yardage. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 24 yards per kick return and they are 38th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,750. The Hokies have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 12, which is 22nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Virginia Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,535 yards on 35 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 29th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Devils +15.5
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