Duke at Miami College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Hard Rock Stadium
Get todays College Football Odds & Lines on this game
The Miami Hurricanes host the Duke Blue Devils at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 7 point favorites. The Hurricanes have an over/under record of 5-3-0 and they are 3-5-0 against the spread. The Blue Devils have an ATS record of 4-4-0 while their over/under record is 4-4-0.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Miami Hurricanes are 3-5-0 against the spread
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
10/28/18 WR Aaron Young Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Miami Florida
10/28/18 LB Ben Humphreys Leg is questionable Saturday vs Miami Florida
10/28/18 C Zach Harmon Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Miami Florida
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 Miami Hurricanes Injuries
10/23/18 RB Lorenzo Lingard Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/18 WR Brian Hightower Ankle is out indefinitely
10/13/18 LB Charles Perry Undisclosed has left team
10/09/18 QB Cade Weldon Suspension is out three games (eligible to return 11/9 vs Georgia Tech)
10/07/18 WR Ahmmon Richards Knee is out for season
09/27/18 LB De'Andre Wilder Neck is out for season
09/18/18 TE Brian Polendey Undisclosed is out for season
09/10/18 DL Gregory Rousseau Ankle is out indefinitely
08/15/18 OL George Brown Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
08/08/18 TE Michael Irvin II Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Duke Blue Devils have run for 1,328 yards as a team, which ranks 75th in college football. They've run 307 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 32 times for 280 yards so far this season, which has them 126th in the country in penalties. They are 54th in the nation in points scored with 251. They have run 568 plays this season for 3,279 yards, which ranks them 53rd in Division 1 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 170 1st downs this year, placing them 64th overall as an offensive unit. Daniel Jones averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 118 passes on 183 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 150.4. He has thrown for 1,457 yards this season.
The Blue Devils rush defense has allowed 343 attempts for 1,505 yards this year, putting them in 96th place in D-1 against the run. Duke has committed 40 penalties for 380 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 30th in college football. They are 48th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 188. They have surrendered a total of 3,110 yards on D, which is 67th in the country. The Blue Devils are ranked 53rd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 125 passes on 238 attempts against the Duke Blue Devils defense this season, placing them 18th and 45th in Division 1. The Duke pass defense has also given up a total of 1,605 yards through the air, which is 45th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Duke Blue Devils have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 116th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Duke Blue Devils kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,469 yards on 35 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 63rd in Division 1 in punting average. Duke is ranked 24th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 109 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 95th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 398 yards on special teams, ranking 54th in kick return yardage. The Blue Devils average 21 yards per kick return and they are 59th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,786.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hurricanes are 34th in the country in points scored with 276. They have run 548 plays this year for 3,101 yards, which ranks them 92nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Miami Hurricanes average 5.7 yards per play, which is 71st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 158 1st downs this season, ranking them 89th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami has run for 1,473 yards as a unit, which ranks 59th in college football. They've run 318 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. Miami has been penalized on offense 45 times for 374 yards so far this year, which has them 88th in the country in penalties. N'Kosi Perry has passed for 666 yards this year. He's completed 50 throws while attempting 89 passes for a completion percentage of 56.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 148.6. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Miami is 23rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 154. They have given up a total of 2,094 yards on D, which is 3rd in D-1. The Hurricanes are 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opponent offenses have completed 108 throws on 205 attempts against the Miami defense this season, ranking them 6th and 10th in the nation. The Miami Hurricanes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,126 yards in the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 307 attempts for 968 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the country against the run. The Hurricanes have had 42 penalties for 401 yards on defense this year. That places them 36th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Miami is 65th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 258 punt return yards and average 21.5 yards per return, which is 3rd in D-1. They have returned 16 kicks for 400 yards on special teams, which puts them 53rd in kick return yardage. The Miami Hurricanes average 25 yards per kick return and they are 62nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,759. The Hurricanes have tried 8 field goals this year and made 6, which is 100th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Miami kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 36 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,275 yards on 33 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 114th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hurricanes -7
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks Free College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Football Picks