Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 10/3/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Wallace Wade Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech (-10.5)
Wallace Wade Stadium is the venue where Chase Brice and the Duke Blue Devils (0-3) will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies (1-0) on Saturday. Virginia Tech opens this contest as 10.5-point favorites. The total is set at 52.5.
The last time they took the field, the Virginia Tech Hokies played the NC State Wolfpack and took home the victory by a score of 45-24. Braxton Burmeister went 7/11 with 106 yards via the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away with no picks. Khalil Herbert led the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 37 yards and he ran for 1 TD for this game. He scurried for 104 yards on 6 carries which had him averaging 17.3 yards per run. James Mitchell was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 68 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 22.7 yards per reception in this outing.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 45 points per game. As a unit they maintain an average of 314 yards in the run game which has them sitting 2nd in the country. The Hokies have racked up 495 total yards for the season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Virginia Tech has compiled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns via the ground. The Hokies are ranked 40th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 24 points per contest. They are allowing 3.3 yards per tote and 139 yards on the ground per contest so far this season. Concerning passing yards, the Hokies are allowing 247 yards which puts them in 23rd in Division 1.
Hendon Hooker has completed 99 of his attempted career 162 tosses for a completion percentage of 61.1%. He is averaging 119.6 yards per game. For his career, Hooker has thrown for 1,555 yds with 13 TD's and 2 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 165.8 with a TD rate of 8.0% and an interception rate of 1.2%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 127 times totaling 413 rushing yards.
In the last game they played, the Duke Blue Devils went up against the Virginia Cavaliers and went home in defeat by a score of 38-20. Chase Brice went 16/36 with 246 yards by way of the pass and added 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 4 picks for the contest. Deon Jackson led the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 24 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 49 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 3.5 yards per carry. Jake Marwede was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 59 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 29.5 yards per catch in this game.
Regarding how much they score, the Blue Devils rank 66th in the country holding an average of 13 points per contest. During this campaign so far, the Blue Devils have earned 762 passing yards in addition to an average of 254 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 33rd in the country. They have an average of 88.3 yards via the ground game and have run for 265 yards for the year. The Duke Blue Devils maintain an average of 342.3 yards per game ranking them 55th in D-1. Duke has surrendered a total of 450 rushing yards (150 yards/game) and 6 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. The Blue Devils are allowing 30.3 PPG, ranking them 50th in the country. This year, they have relinquished 91 total points. They have conceded 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 275 yards per contest, which has them sitting 60th in the nation.
In the 26 contests in his college career, Chase Brice has completed 141 of 251 attempts for 1,745 yards. He averages 67.1 yards per game through the air with a 121.1 quarterback rating. Brice has thrown for 11 touchdowns while tossing 10 picks. He has run for 181 yards on 53 attempts. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 4.4% and his interception rate is 4.0%.
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
09/28/20 QB Hendon Hooker Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Duke
09/28/20 QB Braxton Burmeister Hand is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/28/20 RB Raheem Blackshear Leg is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/28/20 K Zach Hoban Eligibility is out for season
09/27/20 WR Darryle Simmons Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/27/20 DB Jermaine Waller Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/27/20 LS Oscar Shadley Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/27/20 OL Silas Dzansi Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/27/20 OL T.J. Jackson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/27/20 RB Terius Wheatley Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/27/20 DB Tyree Rodgers Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/27/20 DB Ny'Quee Hawkins Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/27/20 RB Keshawn King Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/27/20 RB Jalen Hampton Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Duke
09/16/20 DB Devon Hunter Suspension is out indefinitely
09/09/20 WR Jaden Payoute Leg is out indefinitely
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
09/23/20 CB Josh Blackwell Knee is out indefinitely
09/23/20 CB Mark Gilbert Foot is out indefinitely
09/04/20 RB Jaylen Coleman Achilles is out for season
09/04/20 C Jack Wohlabaugh Knee is out for season
09/04/20 CB Ken Torain Shoulder is out indefinitely
09/04/20 RB Marvin Hubbard III Achilles is out for season
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Blue Devils NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Devils +10.5
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