Duke at Baylor College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to McLane Stadium to take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 4 point favorites. The Blue Devils have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Bears have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 0-1-1 against the spread.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Baylor Bears are 0-1-1 against the spread
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
09/09/18 WR Aaron Young Undisclosed missed last game, is questionable Saturday vs Baylor
09/09/18 QB Daniel Jones Shoulder left last game, is OUT Saturday vs Baylor
09/09/18 S Jeremy McDuffie Undisclosed missed last game, is questionable Saturday vs Baylor
09/09/18 CB Mark Gilbert Hip is out indefinitely
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
09/09/18 DE BJ Thompson Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/09/18 S Verkedric Vaughns Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/03/18 OL Josh Malin Knee is out indefinitely
08/31/18 DT Micheal Johnson Dismissed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Duke Blue Devils are 83rd in Division 1 in points scored with 55. They have run 115 plays this season for 682 yards, which ranks them 88th in the nation in total offense. The Blue Devils average 5.9 yards per play, which is 66th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 34 1st downs this year, placing them 105th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Duke has run for 281 yards as a team, which ranks 93rd in the country. They've run 74 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 8 times for 72 yards so far this season, which has them 105th in the nation in penalties. Quentin Harris has thrown for 12 yards this season. He has completed 2 passes on 2 attempts for a completion percentage of 100%. His quarterback rating this year is 150.4. He averages 6 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw.
Duke is 22nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 21. They have surrendered a total of 746 yards on D, which is 74th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are ranked 46th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 41 passes on 77 attempts against the Duke Blue Devils defense this season, placing them 87th and 105th in the country. The Duke pass defense has also given up a total of 479 yards through the air, which is 88th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 79 attempts for 267 yards this year, putting them in 57th place in D-1 against the run. The Blue Devils have committed 9 penalties for 89 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 42nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Duke is ranked 89th in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 23 punt return yards and average 11.5 yards per return, which is 43rd in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 88 yards on special teams, ranking 68th in kick return yardage. The Blue Devils average 22 yards per kick return and they are 102nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 793. Duke Blue Devils kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 423 yards on 10 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 54th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bears have run for 386 yards as a team, which ranks 51st in the nation. They've run 67 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 12 times for 123 yards so far this year, which has them 60th in the country in penalties. They are 20th in Division 1 in points scored with 92. They have run 136 plays this year for 1,100 yards, which ranks them 14th in the nation in total offense. The Baylor Bears average 8.1 yards per play, which is 8th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 52 1st downs this season, ranking them 28th overall as an offensive unit. Charlie Brewer has completed 31 throws while attempting 49 passes for a completion percentage of 63.3%. He has passed for 466 yards this year. He averages 9.8 adjusted yards per throw and 9.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 159.3.
The Baylor Bears rush defense has given up 53 attempts for 318 yards this season, putting them in 85th place in the country against the run. They have had 11 penalties for 67 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in Division 1. Baylor is 69th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 47. They have given up a total of 721 yards on D, which is 64th in the nation. The Bears are 83rd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 45 throws on 73 attempts against the Baylor defense this season, ranking them 98th and 100th in the country. The Baylor Bears pass defense has also surrendered a total of 403 yards in the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Baylor kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 252 yards on 6 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 59th in the NCAA in punting average. Baylor is 86th in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 34 punt return yards and average 17 yards per return, which is 20th in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 86 yards on special teams, which puts them 70th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 17 yards per kick return and they are 24th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,220.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Bears college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Devils -4
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