Duke Blue Devils vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 10/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome
Odds/Point Spread: Duke (+1.5)
Carrier Dome is the site where Tommy DeVito and the Syracuse Orange (1-2) will take on the Duke Blue Devils (0-4) on Saturday. Syracuse opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 52.5.
In their last game, the Duke Blue Devils took the field against the Virginia Tech Hokies and ended up taking the loss by a score of 38-31. Mataeo Durant paced the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 27 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 86 yards on 11 carries which gave him an average of 7.8 yards per run. Jarett Garner was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 84 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 28.0 yards per catch in this contest. Chase Brice went 22/39 with 271 yards by way of the pass and added 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception for the contest.
The Blue Devils have earned 1,437 total yards this year. Offensively they're maintaining an average of 101 yards in the run game which ranks them 69th in the country. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Duke has compiled 3 touchdowns through the air and 4 rushing touchdowns. Concerning putting points on the board, the Duke Blue Devils have an average of 17.5 points per contest. The Blue Devils are sitting in 68th in college football in terms of team defense, conceding 32.3 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per run and 193.5 rushing yards per game this year. For the year, they have given up 774 rushing yards through 4 contests. In terms of yards via the pass, the Blue Devils are conceding 988 yds which has them sitting in 77th in D-1. In their 4 games, they have relinquished 247.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 55.6%. Overall, they have yielded 440.5 yards per game ranking them 66th in the country.
For his college career, Brice has passed for a total of 2,016 yards with 12 touchdowns and 11 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted a run 64 times for a total of 166 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 120.7 with a touchdown percentage of 4.1% and an interception percentage of 3.8%. He is throwing for 74.7 yards per contest. Chase Brice has connected on 163 of his career 290 tosses for a completion percentage of 56.2%.
In their last outing, the Syracuse Orange took on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and notched a win by a score of 37-20. Tommy DeVito went 13/24 with 194 yards by way of the pass and threw 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. Sean Tucker led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 38 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns in this contest. He racked up a total of 112 yards by way of 24 carries which meant he was running for 4.7 yards per carry. Nykeim Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 87 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 21.8 yards per catch for the game.
During the season so far, the Orange have compiled 448 passing yards as well as an average of 149.3 passing yards per contest, ranking them 66th in Division 1. The Syracuse Orange average 243.3 yards per outing which has them ranked 76th in Division 1. They are averaging 94.0 run yards per game and have run for 282 yards overall. Concerning their ability to score points, the Orange are ranked 66th in the country holding an average of 17.7 points per outing. The Orange are relinquishing 24.0 PPG, ranking them 38th in the country. This year, they have surrendered 72 points in total. Syracuse has given up a total of 562 yards rushing (187.3 yards per outing) as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have conceded 4 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 232.0 yards per game, which has them ranked 42nd in D-1.
In 22 games in his career, Tommy Devito has connected on 292 of his 494 attempts for a total of 3,223 yds. He averages 146.5 yards per game through the air with a 126.6 QB rating. Devito has thrown for 25 touchdowns while tossing 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has scampered for 147 yds on 169 attempts. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 5.1% and his interception rate is 2.0%.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Orange college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orange -1.5
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