Miami at Duke College Football Picks & Predictions 9/29/2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium
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The Duke Blue Devils host the Miami Hurricanes at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium on Friday, September 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 57. The Blue Devils have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 4-0-0 against the spread. The Hurricanes have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Miami Hurricanes are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-0-0 against the spread
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
09/25/17 WR Ahmmon Richards Hamstring is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Duke
09/25/17 DL Demetrius Jackson Upper Body is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Duke
09/25/17 RB Mark Walton Ankle injured last game, probable Friday vs. Duke
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
09/24/17 DT Quaven Ferguson Foot "?" Friday vs. Miami Florida
09/08/17 C Will Taylor Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Hurricanes have run for 576 yards as a team, which ranks 77th in college football. They've run 60 times, averaging 9.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hurricanes have been penalized on offense 15 times for 143 yards so far this season, which has them 120th in the country in penalties. They are 96th in the nation in points scored with 93. They have run 127 plays this season for 1,142 yards, which ranks them 113th in Division 1 in total offense. The Hurricanes average 9 yards per play, which is 2nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 55 1st downs this year, placing them 119th overall as an offensive unit. Malik Rosier averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 44 passes on 64 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 168.8. He has thrown for 550 yards this season.
The Hurricanes rush defense has allowed 65 attempts for 206 yards this year, putting them in 3rd place in D-1 against the run. Miami has committed 23 penalties for 173 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 42nd in college football. They are 11th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 43. They have surrendered a total of 779 yards on D, which is 8th in the country. The Hurricanes are ranked 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 54 passes on 89 attempts against the Miami Hurricanes defense this season, placing them 31st and 19th in Division 1. The Miami pass defense has also given up a total of 573 yards through the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Hurricanes have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 91st in D-1. Miami Hurricanes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 243 yards on 6 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 88th in Division 1 in punting average. They have returned 6 kicks for 134 yards on special teams, ranking 103rd in kick return yardage. The Hurricanes average 22 yards per kick return and they are 115th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,288.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Devils are 16th in the country in points scored with 162. They have run 348 plays this year for 1,936 yards, which ranks them 46th in Division 1 in total offense. The Duke Blue Devils average 5.6 yards per play, which is 79th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 109 1st downs this season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Duke has run for 964 yards as a unit, which ranks 16th in college football. They've run 200 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. Duke has been penalized on offense 18 times for 161 yards so far this year, which has them 100th in the country in penalties. Daniel Jones has passed for 904 yards this year. He's completed 86 throws while attempting 139 passes for a completion percentage of 61.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 125.5. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.5 yards per pass attempt.
Duke is 23rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 61. They have given up a total of 1,087 yards on D, which is 25th in D-1. The Blue Devils are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 54 throws on 117 attempts against the Duke defense this season, ranking them 30th and 56th in the nation. The Duke Blue Devils pass defense has also surrendered a total of 785 yards in the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 112 attempts for 302 yards this season, putting them in 12th place in the country against the run. The Blue Devils have had 27 penalties for 257 yards on defense this year. That places them 100th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Duke is 13th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 26 punt return yards and average 2.9 yards per return, which is 108th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 174 yards on special teams, which puts them 80th in kick return yardage. The Duke Blue Devils average 22 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,136. The Blue Devils have tried 9 field goals this year and made 7, which is 15th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Duke kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 791 yards on 20 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 100th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hurricanes -5.5
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