Georgia Tech vs Duke College Football Parlay
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Wallace Wade Stadium
Wallace Wade Stadium is the venue where Quentin Harris and the Duke Blue Devils will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday. Duke opens this contest as 17.5-point favorites. The Yellow Jackets are 0-5-0 ATS and 2-3-0 when betting on the total. The Blue Devils are 4-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
10/06/19 QB Lucas Johnson Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Duke
10/03/19 OL Jahaziel Lee Undisclosed is out for season
10/03/19 OL Kenny Cooper Hip is out for season
10/01/19 WR Jalen Camp Knee is out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
10/01/19 RB Brittain Brown Shoulder is out for season
09/06/19 TE Jake Marwede Knee is out indefinitely
09/06/19 RB Marvin Hubbard III Achilles is out indefinitely
08/23/19 LB Koby Quansah Thumb is out indefinitely
In the last game they played, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets went up against the North Carolina Tar Heels and were defeated 38-22. Jordan Mason paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 43 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He rushed for 62 yards on 8 carries which meant he averaged 7.8 yards per run. Adonicas Sanders led the team in receiving yardage by earning 67 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 22.3 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Yellow Jackets was James Graham who went 11/24 with 171 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 2 picks during the game. The Yellow Jackets ran the ball a total of 29 times and totaled 150 yards giving them an average of 5.2 yards per run. For the contest, the Yellow Jackets had a total of 14 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 25 yards which means they were extremely disciplined in this game. In the game, they ran 53 plays which added up to 321 yards. In terms of defense, Georgia Tech gave up 33 completions on 51 tries totaling 376 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.7%. In the running game, the Yellow Jackets gave up 211 yards on 46 tries which gave the opponent an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded 587 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Yellow Jackets come into this game with a record of 1-4 for 2019. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 15.2 points per game, putting them 128th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 160.8 rushing yards per contest which is 8th in the conference. For total yardage, they sit in 14th in the ACC and 127th in the nation with 1,480 yards. The Yellow Jackets have one of the worst defenses in college football, allowing 30.2 points per contest which has them at 14th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Yellow Jackets have conceded 676 yards. Teams are completing 58.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.0 yards per attempt. In terms of yards rushing, Georgia Tech is giving up 246.6 yards per contest ranking them 14th in the conference and 129th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per carry ranking them 14th in the conference and 109th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,233 yards rushing through 5 games.
In their last outing, the Duke Blue Devils played the Pittsburgh Panthers and were defeated 33-30. Leading the way at QB for the Blue Devils was Quentin Harris who went 18/43 with 165 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with 2 interceptions on the day. Deon Jackson led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 8 yards and he added 1 TD for the contest. He ran for 60 yards via 19 carries which had him averaging 3.2 yards per tote. Deon Jackson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 47 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 23.5 yards per reception during the game. The Blue Devils ended up rushing 44 times and racked up a total of 123 yards giving them an average of 2.8 yards per run. In all, they totaled 89 plays which added up to 288 yards. For the game, the Blue Devils had a total of 20 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 60 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Duke gave up 29 completions on 48 tries for a total of 268 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.4%. Against the run, the Blue Devils gave up 69 yards on 35 runs allowing their opponent an average of 2.0 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 337 yards and earned 4 takeaways.
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The Blue Devils head into this game 3-2. Duke is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 180 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 50th in the country. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 900 yards rushing through 5 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Blue Devils average 390.2 yards per game overall putting them 83rd in Division 1 and 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils are allowing 23.2 points per game ranking them 7th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 46th in college football. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in Division 1. They are allowing 213.4 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Blue Devils sit in 7th in the ACC. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 116 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are conceding 125.8 yards per game which puts them at 42nd in the country and 6th in the ACC. For this season, they have allowed a total of 629 yards rushing and 3 rushing TDs.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Blue Devils -17.5 and over the total points
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