Virginia at Duke College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Wallace Wade Stadium
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Wallace Wade Stadium is the venue for the game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 8.5 point favorites. The Blue Devils are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-3-0. The Cavaliers are 5-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-3-0.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-1-0 against the spread
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
10/14/18 DL Dylan Thompson Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/24/18 DL John Kirven Retired is out indefinitely
09/24/18 LB Jordan Mack Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/24/18 DE Richard Burney Undisclosed is out for season
09/04/18 DL Cassius Peat Left Team is out for season
09/04/18 LB Dominic Sheppard Knee is out for season
09/04/18 OL Tyler Fannin Foot is out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
10/14/18 WR Aaron Young Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
10/14/18 S Jordan Hayes Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
10/14/18 RB Mataeo Durant Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
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 Virginia Cavaliers have run for 1,098 yards as a unit, which ranks 66th in the nation. They've run 227 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Cavaliers have been penalized on offense 27 times for 251 yards so far this year, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. They are 90th in Division 1 in points scored with 167. They have run 390 plays this year for 2,321 yards, which ranks them 97th in the nation in total offense. The Cavaliers average 6 yards per play, which is 54th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 121 1st downs this season, ranking them 98th overall as an offensive unit. Bryce Perkins has completed 99 throws while attempting 158 passes for a completion percentage of 62.7%. He has passed for 1,217 yards this year. He averages 7.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 141.5.
The Cavaliers rush defense has given up 190 attempts for 780 yards this season, putting them in 33rd place in the country against the run. They have had 37 penalties for 349 yards on defense this year. That places them 60th in Division 1. Virginia is 19th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 115. They have given up a total of 1,962 yards on D, which is 23rd in the nation. The Cavaliers are 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 97 throws on 171 attempts against the Virginia Cavaliers defense this season, ranking them 23rd and 24th in the country. The Virginia pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,182 yards in the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Virginia Cavaliers have tried 9 field goals this year and made 6, which is 81st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Virginia Cavaliers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 21 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,011 yards on 24 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 58th in the NCAA in punting average. Virginia is 16th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 82 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 110th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 321 yards on special teams, which puts them 55th in kick return yardage. The Cavaliers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 87th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,724.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Devils are 57th in Division 1 in points scored with 192. They have run 422 plays this season for 2,340 yards, which ranks them 90th in the nation in total offense. The Duke Blue Devils average 5.5 yards per play, which is 80th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 123 1st downs this year, placing them 90th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Duke has run for 1,047 yards as a team, which ranks 80th in the country. They've run 246 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 22 times for 177 yards so far this season, which has them 126th in the nation in penalties. Daniel Jones has thrown for 821 yards this season. He has completed 69 passes on 101 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 158.8. He averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 8.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Duke is 14th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 106. They have surrendered a total of 2,100 yards on D, which is 29th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 96 passes on 185 attempts against the Duke defense this season, placing them 20th and 49th in the country. The Duke Blue Devils pass defense has also given up a total of 1,257 yards through the air, which is 42nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 247 attempts for 843 yards this year, putting them in 38th place in D-1 against the run. The Blue Devils have committed 30 penalties for 275 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 22nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Duke is ranked 23rd in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 103 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 82nd in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 218 yards on special teams, ranking 96th in kick return yardage. The Duke Blue Devils average 24 yards per kick return and they are 92nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,661. The Blue Devils have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 4, which is 104th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Duke kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 24 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,147 yards on 27 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 45th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +8.5
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