Duke Blue Devils vs NC State Wolfpack Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Carter-Finley Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Duke (+4.5)
Carter-Finley Stadium is the site where Devin Leary and the NC State Wolfpack (3-1) will play the Duke Blue Devils (1-4) on Saturday. The spread on this contest has NC State as 4.5-point favorites. The total opens at 62.5.
In their last game, the Duke Blue Devils faced the Syracuse Orange and took home the victory by a score of 38-24. Deon Jackson paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 50 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 169 yards on 30 carries which had him averaging 5.6 yards per tote. Jarett Garner was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 73 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 24.3 yards per catch for the game. Chase Brice went 22/38 with 270 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception for the contest.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Duke Blue Devils are averaging 21.6 points per game. Offensively they average 153.4 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 47th in college football. The Blue Devils currently have 2,082 total yards this season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Duke has amassed 5 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding passing yardage, the Blue Devils have conceded 1,246 yards which has them ranked 83rd in Division 1. In total, they are allowing 409.6 yards per outing ranking them 53rd in D-1. The Blue Devils sit in 56th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 30.6 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 160.4 rushing yards per game so far this season. During their 5 games played this season, they are giving up 249.2 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 54.2%. For the season, they have given up 802 rushing yards through 5 outings.
Chase Brice has connected on 185 of his attempted career 328 throws for a completion percentage of 56.4%. He is averaging 81.6 yds per game. For his career, Brice has thrown for a total of 2,286 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 picks. His quarterback rating is 121.7 with a touchdown rate of 4.3% and an interception rate of 3.7%. Since his college career started, he has left the pocket to run 69 times totaling 184 rushing yds.
In the last game they played, the NC State Wolfpack went up against the Virginia Cavaliers and ended up getting the win by a score of 38-21. Zonovan Knight paced the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 35 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for this contest. He ran for 101 yards via 18 carries which gave him an average of 5.6 yards per carry. Emeka Emezie led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 54 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 18.0 yards per catch in this game. Devin Leary went 11/25 with 184 yards by way of passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception for the contest.
Concerning their scoring prowess, the Wolfpack are ranking 26th in D-1 by tallying 34.3 points per outing. For the year thus far, the Wolfpack have compiled 960 passing yards as well as holding an average of 240.0 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 37th in Division 1. They maintain an average of 162.5 run yards per game and have run for 650 yards overall. The NC State Wolfpack have an average of 402.5 yards per outing which has them ranked 46th in Division 1. NC State has given up a total of 637 yards rushing (159.3 yards/game) in addition to 9 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. The Wolfpack are allowing 34.3 points per contest, which has them sitting 74th in the nation. In total, they have surrendered 137 total points. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 287.8 yards/game, which has them sitting 72nd in college football.
Leary has passed for 15 touchdowns compared to 6 picks in his career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 5.1% and his interception percentage is 2.0%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 50 yds on 52 attempts. He averages 173.1 yds per game through the air with a 118.5 QB rating. In the 11 games in his career, Devin Leary has completed 152 of his 295 attempts for 1,904 yds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Wolfpack -4.5 and over 62.5 total points
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