North Carolina at Duke College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Wallace Wade Stadium
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Wallace Wade Stadium is the venue for the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 10.5 point favorites. The Blue Devils are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-5-0. The Tar Heels are 3-4-1 ATS and their over/under record is 5-2-1.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-2-1 against the over/under
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-4-1 against the spread
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 5-4-0 against the spread
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
11/04/18 DT Aaron Crawford Knee is questionable Saturday vs Duke
10/25/18 QB Cade Fortin Leg is out indefinitely
10/24/18 WR Antoine Green Foot is out for season
10/10/18 QB Chazz Surratt Wrist is out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/04/18 WR Aaron Young Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs North Carolina
11/04/18 RB Brittain Brown Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs North Carolina
11/04/18 LB Joe Giles-Harris Knee injured last game, is doubtful Saturday vs North Carolina
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Carolina Tar Heels have run for 1,359 yards as a unit, which ranks 86th in the nation. They've run 280 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Tar Heels have been penalized on offense 46 times for 372 yards so far this year, which has them 99th in the country in penalties. They are 119th in Division 1 in points scored with 189. They have run 583 plays this year for 3,244 yards, which ranks them 86th in the nation in total offense. The Tar Heels average 5.6 yards per play, which is 77th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 160 1st downs this season, ranking them 114th overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Elliott has completed 156 throws while attempting 260 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. He has passed for 1,640 yards this year. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 117.8.
The Tar Heels rush defense has given up 360 attempts for 1,800 yards this season, putting them in 100th place in the country against the run. They have had 39 penalties for 322 yards on defense this year. That places them 3rd in Division 1. North Carolina is 90th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 278. They have given up a total of 3,456 yards on D, which is 60th in the nation. The Tar Heels are 88th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 130 throws on 227 attempts against the North Carolina Tar Heels defense this season, ranking them 12th and 6th in the country. The North Carolina pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,656 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Carolina Tar Heels have tried 22 field goals this year and made 16, which is 7th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. North Carolina Tar Heels kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,466 yards on 36 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 82nd in the NCAA in punting average. North Carolina is 64th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 170 punt return yards and average 12.1 yards per return, which is 34th in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 394 yards on special teams, which puts them 74th in kick return yardage. The Tar Heels average 22 yards per kick return and they are 100th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,809.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Devils are 59th in Division 1 in points scored with 271. They have run 635 plays this season for 3,569 yards, which ranks them 64th in the nation in total offense. The Duke Blue Devils average 5.6 yards per play, which is 74th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 183 1st downs this year, placing them 79th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Duke has run for 1,474 yards as a team, which ranks 71st in the country. They've run 337 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 35 times for 305 yards so far this season, which has them 126th in the nation in penalties. Daniel Jones has thrown for 1,587 yards this season. He has completed 135 passes on 218 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 138.2. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Duke is 35th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 200. They have surrendered a total of 3,521 yards on D, which is 66th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are ranked 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 138 passes on 266 attempts against the Duke defense this season, placing them 15th and 47th in the country. The Duke Blue Devils pass defense has also given up a total of 1,716 yards through the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 387 attempts for 1,805 yards this year, putting them in 101st place in D-1 against the run. The Blue Devils have committed 46 penalties for 453 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 34th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Duke is ranked 21st in the nation in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 110 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 102nd in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 413 yards on special teams, ranking 68th in kick return yardage. The Duke Blue Devils average 21 yards per kick return and they are 71st in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,092. The Blue Devils have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 7, which is 96th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Duke kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 34 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,835 yards on 45 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 79th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tar Heels/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tar Heels +10.5
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