Army at Duke College Football Picks and Predictions 8/31/2018
Friday, August 31, 2018
Wallace Wade Stadium
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The Duke Blue Devils host the Army Black Knights at Wallace Wade Stadium on Friday, August 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 10.5 point favorites. The Blue Devils had an over/under record of 4-9-0 and they were 7-5-1 against the spread last year. The Black Knights had an ATS record of 7-6-0 while their over/under record was 7-6-0.
Valuable Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights were 7-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Army Black Knights were 7-6-0 against the spread last year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils were 4-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Duke Blue Devils were 7-5-1 against the spread last year
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
08/22/18 S Jeremy McDuffie ACL is upgraded to probable Friday vs Army
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Army Black Knights ran for 4,710 yards as a team last year, which ranked 1st in college football. They ran 785 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Black Knights were penalized on offense 55 times for 472 yards last season, which had them 116th in the country in penalties. They were 44th in the nation in points scored with 399. They ran 850 plays last season for 5,071 yards, which ranked them 130th in Division 1 in total offense. The Black Knights averaged 6 yards per play, which was 42nd in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 270 1st downs last year, placing them 54th overall as an offensive unit. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. averaged 4.2 yards per pass attempt and 2.8 adjusted yards per throw last season. He completed 6 passes on 18 attempts for a completion percentage of 33.3%. His quarterback rating last year was 76. He threw for 76 yards.
The Black Knights rush defense allowed 421 attempts for 2,259 yards last year, putting them in 79th place in D-1 against the run. Army committed 62 penalties for 498 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 11th in college football. They were 36th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 286. They surrendered a total of 4,558 yards on D, which was 36th in the country. The Black Knights were ranked 105th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opposing offenses completed 190 passes on 304 attempts against the Army Black Knights defense last season, placing them 16th and 6th in Division 1. The Army pass defense also gave up a total of 2,298 yards through the air, which was 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Army Black Knights attempted 8 field goals last season and made 3, which was 130th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 38%. Army Black Knights kickers made 96% of their extra points, going 49 for 52 last year. Their punters totaled 1,141 yards on 27 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That placed them 48th in Division 1 in punting average. Army was ranked 106th in the nation in punt returns with 13 last year. They accumulated 109 punt return yards and averaged 8.4 yards per return, which was 51st in college football. They returned 39 kicks for 712 yards on special teams, ranking 74th in kick return yardage. The Black Knights averaged 18 yards per kick return and they were 68th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,893.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Devils were 71st in the country in points scored with 345 last season. They ran 1,017 plays last year for 5,002 yards, which ranked them 75th in Division 1 in total offense. The Duke Blue Devils averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 116th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 299 1st downs last season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Duke ran for 2,228 yards, which ranked 54th in college football. They ran 547 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Devils were penalized on offense 62 times for 541 yards last year, which had them 105th in the country in penalties. Daniel Jones passed for 2,691 yards last year. He completed 257 throws while attempting 453 passes for a completion percentage of 56.7%. His quarterback rating last season was 112. He averaged 5.5 adjusted yards per throw and 5.9 yards per pass attempt.
Duke was 20th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 263 last year. They gave up a total of 4,324 yards on D, which was 22nd in D-1. The Blue Devils were 35th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses completed 166 throws on 329 attempts against the Duke defense last season, ranking them 7th and 14th in the nation. The Duke Blue Devils pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,332 yards in the air, which was 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 498 attempts for 1,992 yards last season, putting them in 54th place in the country against the run. The Blue Devils had 74 penalties for 696 yards on defense last year. That placed them 78th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Duke was 51st in the country in punt returns with 20 last season. They totaled 107 punt return yards and averaged 5.6 yards per return, which was 96th in D-1. They returned 30 kicks for 698 yards on special teams, which put them 80th in kick return yardage. The Duke Blue Devils averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 75th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,807. The Blue Devils tried 22 field goals last year and made 18, which was 27th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 82%. Duke kickers made 93% of their extra points, going 36 for 40 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,787 yards on 68 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranked them 70th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Black Knights/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Black Knights +10.5
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