Duke at Pittsburgh College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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Heinz Field is the venue for the game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 4 point favorites. The Panthers are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-4-0. The Blue Devils are 4-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-4-0.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-3-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-4-0 against the spread
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
10/21/18 LB Ben Humphreys Leg left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
10/21/18 RB Brittain Brown Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
10/21/18 T Jaylen Miller Ankle left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
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 Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
10/21/18 DL Jaylen Twyman Foot is questionable Saturday vs Duke
10/21/18 DB Phil Campbell lll Illness is questionable Saturday vs Duke
10/21/18 WR Taysir Mack Foot is questionable Saturday vs Duke
10/10/18 LB Quintin Wirginis Knee is out for season
10/10/18 TE Tyler Sear Personal has left team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Duke Blue Devils have run for 1,105 yards as a unit, which ranks 90th in the nation. They've run 273 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 28 times for 244 yards so far this year, which has them 125th in the country in penalties. They are 68th in Division 1 in points scored with 206. They have run 491 plays this year for 2,660 yards, which ranks them 77th in the nation in total offense. The Blue Devils average 5.4 yards per play, which is 86th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 142 1st downs this season, ranking them 87th overall as an offensive unit. Daniel Jones has completed 91 throws while attempting 141 passes for a completion percentage of 64.5%. He has passed for 1,061 yards this year. He averages 7.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 143.1.
The Blue Devils rush defense has given up 291 attempts for 1,021 yards this season, putting them in 45th place in the country against the run. They have had 36 penalties for 330 yards on defense this year. That places them 33rd in Division 1. Duke is 25th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 134. They have given up a total of 2,476 yards on D, which is 38th in the nation. The Blue Devils are 26th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 117 throws on 219 attempts against the Duke Blue Devils defense this season, ranking them 32nd and 57th in the country. The Duke pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,455 yards in the air, which is 40th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Duke Blue Devils have tried 5 field goals this year and made 4, which is 109th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Duke Blue Devils kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 26 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,390 yards on 33 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 53rd in the NCAA in punting average. Duke is 14th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 109 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 90th in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 235 yards on special teams, which puts them 100th in kick return yardage. The Blue Devils average 24 yards per kick return and they are 94th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,004.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Panthers are 105th in Division 1 in points scored with 170. They have run 439 plays this season for 2,360 yards, which ranks them 120th in the nation in total offense. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 5.4 yards per play, which is 93rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 120 1st downs this year, placing them 119th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 1,339 yards as a team, which ranks 58th in the country. They've run 266 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 51 times for 484 yards so far this season, which has them 42nd in the nation in penalties. Kenny Pickett has thrown for 1,006 yards this season. He has completed 106 passes on 170 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 117.8. He averages 5.9 yards per pass attempt and 5.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Pittsburgh is 88th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 216. They have surrendered a total of 2,881 yards on D, which is 81st in Division 1. The Panthers are ranked 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 123 passes on 210 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, placing them 46th and 44th in the country. The Pittsburgh Panthers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,608 yards through the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 280 attempts for 1,273 yards this year, putting them in 87th place in D-1 against the run. The Panthers have committed 38 penalties for 295 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh is ranked 70th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 102 punt return yards and average 9.3 yards per return, which is 58th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 376 yards on special teams, ranking 48th in kick return yardage. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 29 yards per kick return and they are 110th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,838. The Panthers have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 4, which is 113th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,369 yards on 35 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 106th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Devils -4
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