Duke at Clemson College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Memorial Stadium to take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 27 point favorites. The Blue Devils have an ATS record of 5-5-0 while their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 5-5-0 against the spread
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Clemson Tigers are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/11/18 WR Aaron Young Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
11/11/18 LB Joe Giles-Harris Knee is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
10/21/18 T Jaylen Miller Leg is out for season
10/11/18 LB Koby Quansah Foot is out indefinitely
10/07/18 RB Marvin Hubbard III ACL is out for season
09/09/18 CB Mark Gilbert Hip is out for season
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/11/18 CB Mark Fields Groin is questionable Saturday vs Duke
11/11/18 OL Sean Pollard Back is questionable Saturday vs Duke
11/11/18 RB Tavien Feaster Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/26/18 QB Kelly Bryant Transferred is out for season
08/24/18 DE Richard Yeargin Left Team is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Duke Blue Devils are 46th in Division 1 in points scored with 313. They have run 724 plays this season for 4,198 yards, which ranks them 48th in the nation in total offense. The Blue Devils average 5.8 yards per play, which is 63rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 212 1st downs this year, placing them 59th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Duke has run for 1,742 yards as a team, which ranks 59th in the country. They've run 372 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 41 times for 345 yards so far this season, which has them 123rd in the nation in penalties. Daniel Jones has thrown for 1,948 yards this season. He has completed 166 passes on 272 attempts for a completion percentage of 61%. His quarterback rating this year is 136.2. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Duke is 50th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 235. They have surrendered a total of 4,057 yards on D, which is 78th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are ranked 53rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 165 passes on 309 attempts against the Duke Blue Devils defense this season, placing them 35th and 72nd in the country. The Duke pass defense has also given up a total of 1,937 yards through the air, which is 36th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 424 attempts for 2,120 yards this year, putting them in 107th place in D-1 against the run. The Blue Devils have committed 56 penalties for 568 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 78th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Duke is ranked 19th in the nation in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 115 punt return yards and average 5.5 yards per return, which is 109th in college football. They have returned 24 kicks for 463 yards on special teams, ranking 65th in kick return yardage. The Blue Devils average 19 yards per kick return and they are 54th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,776. The Duke Blue Devils have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 104th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Duke Blue Devils kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 40 for 42 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,959 yards on 49 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 88th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers have run for 2,534 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in the nation. They've run 373 times, averaging 6.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 41 times for 373 yards so far this year, which has them 122nd in the country in penalties. They are 5th in Division 1 in points scored with 457. They have run 708 plays this year for 5,278 yards, which ranks them 25th in the nation in total offense. The Clemson Tigers average 7.5 yards per play, which is 3rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 235 1st downs this season, ranking them 30th overall as an offensive unit. Trevor Lawrence has completed 152 throws while attempting 229 passes for a completion percentage of 66.4%. He has passed for 1,844 yards this year. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 157.9.
The Clemson Tigers rush defense has given up 396 attempts for 907 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the country against the run. They have had 64 penalties for 515 yards on defense this year. That places them 45th in Division 1. Clemson is 2nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 127. They have given up a total of 2,620 yards on D, which is 6th in the nation. The Tigers are 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4. Opponent offenses have completed 139 throws on 267 attempts against the Clemson defense this season, ranking them 6th and 20th in the country. The Clemson Tigers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,713 yards in the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Clemson Tigers have tried 14 field goals this year and made 10, which is 62nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Clemson kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 61 for 61 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,614 yards on 41 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 99th in the NCAA in punting average. Clemson is 1st in the country in punt returns with 31. They've totaled 273 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 69th in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 327 yards on special teams, which puts them 100th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 25 yards per kick return and they are 6th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,878.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -27
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