Virginia Tech at Duke College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Wallace Wade Stadium
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Wallace Wade Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 3 point favorites. The Hokies have an ATS record of 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Blue Devils have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
09/23/18 DB Divine Deablo Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/23/18 QB Josh Jackson Ankle left last game, is doubtful
09/23/18 WR Tre Turner Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/19/18 DL Ricky Walker Foot left last game, is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Old Dominion
08/22/18 LB Alan Tisdale Achilles is out for season
06/25/18 DB Jeremy Webb Achilles is out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
09/23/18 DT Edgar Cerenord Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
09/23/18 S Michael Carter II Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
09/23/18 C Zach Harmon Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
09/17/18 WR Aaron Young Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/13/18 S Jeremy McDuffie Knee is out indefinitely
09/10/18 QB Daniel Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
09/09/18 CB Mark Gilbert Hip is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 58th in Division 1 in points scored with 121. They have run 214 plays this season for 1,507 yards, which ranks them 85th in the nation in total offense. The Hokies average 7 yards per play, which is 22nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 74 1st downs this year, placing them 89th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia Tech has run for 737 yards as a team, which ranks 54th in the country. They've run 131 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 14 times for 170 yards so far this season, which has them 122nd in the nation in penalties. Ryan Willis has thrown for 195 yards this season. He has completed 13 passes on 25 attempts for a completion percentage of 52%. His quarterback rating this year is 130.7. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Virginia Tech is 34th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 69. They have surrendered a total of 1,225 yards on D, which is 37th in Division 1. The Hokies are ranked 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 70 passes on 115 attempts against the Virginia Tech Hokies defense this season, placing them 66th and 59th in the country. The Virginia Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 960 yards through the air, which is 91st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 91 attempts for 265 yards this year, putting them in 4th place in D-1 against the run. The Hokies have committed 13 penalties for 68 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 2nd in the nation.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Devils have run for 878 yards as a team, which ranks 26th in the nation. They've run 177 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 16 times for 147 yards so far this year, which has them 108th in the country in penalties. They are 30th in Division 1 in points scored with 150. They have run 287 plays this year for 1,709 yards, which ranks them 76th in the nation in total offense. The Duke Blue Devils average 6 yards per play, which is 58th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 86 1st downs this season, ranking them 57th overall as an offensive unit. Quentin Harris has completed 29 throws while attempting 59 passes for a completion percentage of 49.2%. He has passed for 388 yards this year. He averages 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 138.
The Duke Blue Devils rush defense has given up 145 attempts for 533 yards this season, putting them in 56th place in the country against the run. They have had 23 penalties for 231 yards on defense this year. That places them 80th in Division 1. Duke is 24th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 61. They have given up a total of 1,333 yards on D, which is 53rd in the nation. The Blue Devils are 25th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 72 throws on 140 attempts against the Duke defense this season, ranking them 74th and 106th in the country. The Duke Blue Devils pass defense has also surrendered a total of 800 yards in the air, which is 62nd overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Devils -3
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