Miami vs Duke College Football Betting Tips 11/30/2019
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Duke +6.5
Quentin Harris and the Duke Blue Devils host the Miami Hurricanes at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Miami opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The Hurricanes are 6-5-0 ATS and 6-5-0 when betting on the total. The Blue Devils are 8-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-7-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Miami Hurricanes faced the FIU Golden Panthers and took the defeat by a score of 30-24. Cam'Ron Harris led the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for 86 yards by way of 11 carries which had him averaging 7.8 yards per carry. Will Mallory led the team in receiving yardage by earning 71 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 17.8 yards per catch in the game. Running the show from under center for the Hurricanes was Jarren Williams who went 19/36 with 249 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He tossed 3 interceptions on the day. The Hurricanes rushed the ball a total of 31 times and earned a total of 164 yards giving them an average of 5.3 yards per carry. Overall, the Hurricanes racked up 26 1st downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 65 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they totaled 67 plays for a total of 413 yards. When discussing the defense, Miami gave up 16 completions on 30 attempts totaling 160 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.3%. On the day, they conceded a total of 297 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. On the ground, the Hurricanes gave up 137 yards on 29 tries which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Hurricanes come into this game with a record of 6-5 this season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 28.8 points per game, which has them at 69th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 124.7 yards on the ground per contest which is 13th in the conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 7th in the conference and 75th in Division 1 with 4,297 yards. The Hurricanes have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 20.2 points per game putting them 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Hurricanes have allowed 2,925 yards. Teams are completing 56.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.8 yards per attempt. In terms of yards on the ground, Miami is allowing 107.9 yards per game which has them at 2nd in the ACC and 16th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.1 yards per rush ranking them 3rd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 11th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,187 yards rushing through 11 games.
The last time they took the field, the Duke Blue Devils took on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and lost 39-27. Running the show from under center for the Blue Devils was Quentin Harris who went 14/23 with 163 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick in the game. Mataeo Durant led the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 26 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 71 yards via 7 carries which gave him an average of 10.1 yards per carry. Noah Gray was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 76 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 10.9 yards per reception during the game. The Blue Devils ended up running the ball 31 times and earned 127 yards which had them averaging 4.1 yards per run. For the game, they totaled 54 plays which gave them a total of 290 yards. On the day, the Blue Devils had a total of 13 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 31 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Duke allowed 14 completions on 25 attempts totaling 284 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. In the game, they gave up 618 yards but didn't get any takeaways. In the running game, the Blue Devils allowed 334 yards on 66 tries which means they had an average of 5.1 yards per run allowed.
The Blue Devils come into this matchup with a record of 4-7. Duke needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 152.1 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 83rd in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,673 rushing yards through 11 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Blue Devils average 333.5 yards per game overall ranking them 116th in the nation and 13th in the ACC. The Blue Devils are conceding 30.3 points per contest which puts them at 10th in the ACC and 85th in the country. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 333 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are allowing 188.1 yards per contest ranking them 90th in Division 1 and 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For the 2019 season, they have allowed 2,069 yards on the ground and 17.6 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the country. They are allowing 202.5 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Blue Devils are ranked 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Devils +6.5
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