Syracuse vs Duke NCAA Football Tips 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Wallace Wade Stadium
Quentin Harris and the Duke Blue Devils host the Syracuse Orange at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Duke opens this matchup as 11-point favorites. The Orange are 2-7-0 ATS and 3-6-0 when betting on the total. The Blue Devils are 6-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Syracuse Orange went up against the Boston College Eagles and lost 58-27. Tommy DeVito paced the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 33 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 61 yards via 16 carries which gave him an average of 3.8 yards per tote. Trishton Jackson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 148 yards on 8 receptions. He had an average of 18.5 yards per catch in the game. Running the show from under center for the Orange was Tommy DeVito who went 25/36 with 289 yards passing and completed 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. The Orange ran the football 42 times and generated 159 yards which had them averaging 3.8 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they ran 78 plays which added up to 448 yards. Overall, the Orange earned 20 1st downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 53 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Syracuse allowed 8 completions on 10 attempts totaling 195 yards, and a completion percentage of 80.0%. Against the run, the Orange allowed 496 yards on 65 attempts which gave them an average of 7.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 691 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Orange head into this matchup 3-6 for this year. For total yards, they rank 12th in the ACC and 97th in the country with 3,389 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 24.1 points per contest, ranking them 97th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 124.6 rushing yards per contest which is 12th in the conference. The Orange have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, allowing 30.7 points per game putting them 12th in the conference. In terms of rushing yards, Syracuse is allowing 197.3 yards per contest which has them at 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 103rd in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.9 yards per rush putting them 14th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 101st in the nation overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,776 rushing yards through 9 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Orange have conceded 2,268 yards. Opponents are completing 53.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.6 yards per try.
In their last contest, the Duke Blue Devils faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and took the defeat by a score of 38-7. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Blue Devils was Quentin Harris who went 16/28 with 102 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He gave away 1 pick during the game. Deon Jackson paced the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 19 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 52 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 3.7 yards per run. Aaron Young led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 30 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 15.0 yards per reception during the game. The Blue Devils ended up rushing 30 times and added 95 yards which gave them an average of 3.2 yards per run. On the day, the Blue Devils racked up a total of 10 first downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 63 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. Overall, they ran 61 plays which gave them a total of 197 yards. When discussing the defense, Duke gave up 18 completions on 32 attempts for a total of 181 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.3%. On the ground, the Blue Devils gave up 288 yards on 42 runs which is an average of 6.9 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 469 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Blue Devils step onto the field holding a record of 4-5. Duke is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 158.2 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 74th in the nation. As a unit, they have a total of 1,424 rushing yards through 9 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Blue Devils average 344.4 yards per game overall putting them 106th in the country and 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils are conceding 27.2 points per contest ranking them 7th in the conference and 65th in D-1. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 245 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are conceding 161 yards per game which puts them at 66th in D-1 and 7th in the ACC. This year, they have conceded 1,449 yards on the ground and 10.8 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the country. They are giving up 203.8 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Blue Devils are currently ranked 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Devils -11
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