Duke Blue Devils vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 9/3/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Location: Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (+7)
The Charlotte 49ers (2-4 last season) are welcoming the Duke Blue Devils (2-9 last year) at Jerry Richardson Stadium on Friday. Charlotte opens this contest as 7-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 59.
The Duke Blue Devils wrapped up their season holding a 2-9 record. In their last game, the Blue Devils faced the Florida State Seminoles and went home with a loss by a final score of 56-35. Chase Brice finished 7/17 with 81 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 77.1 and ended the game with 2 interceptions. Deon Jackson led the offense in rushing for the Blue Devils with 14 carries for 34 yards (2.4 yards per carry). When all was said and done, they had 77 plays which totaled 393 yards. The Duke Blue Devils ran the ball 51 different times and tallied 245 yards, which came out to an average of 4.8 yards per carry. On the ground, the Blue Devils gave up 343 yds on 40 attempts, which is an average of 8.6 yds per run surrendered. Duke conceded 14 pass completions on 21 tries for 198 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Duke Blue Devils had an average of 24.8 points per game. Offensively they averaged 156.7 yds via the ground game, ranking them 71st in college football. The Blue Devils earned 4,165 total yards last season. Duke amassed 11 passing touchdowns and 19 touchdowns via the ground. Duke had 238 1st downs, and they were flagged for 62 infractions for 554 yds. They turned the ball over 39 different times.
The Blue Devils were sitting in 128th in Division 1 concerning team defense, giving up 38.1 points per contest. Opposing teams ran for an average of 5.1 yards per attempt on the ground and 214.2 rushing yards per game last year. For the year, they allowed 2,356 rushing yards through 11 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Blue Devils gave up 2,537 yards which had them ranked 103rd in Division 1. In their 11 games played, they gave up 230.6 yards per contest via the pass as well as surrendering a completion percentage of 56.8%. They surrendered 22 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 31 touchdowns on the ground. They surrendered 444.8 yards per contest which had them sitting 111th in Division 1.
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The 49ers ended the season holding a 2-4 record. When they last stepped on the field, the 49ers took a loss by a score of 37-19 when they faced the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Chris Reynolds (2 TDs) finished the contest with 205 yards on 14/34 through the air while his QB rate was 111.2. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.0. Tre Harbison ran the football 16 times for 80 yards, ending the contest with 5.0 yds per attempt for Charlotte. Charlotte rushed for 2.7 yds per carry, totaling 89 yards on 33 carries. The 49ers finished the game with 308 yards and they ran 68 plays (4.5 yards per play). The 49ers pass defense allowed a completion rate of 66.7%, surrendering 218 yds on 18 out of 27 passing. Charlotte relinquished 37 running attempts for 218 yards (5.9 yards per carry).
Regarding their ability to score points, the 49ers ranked 75th in the nation holding an average of 27.0 points per outing. Last year, the 49ers threw for a total of 1,337 yards through the air as well as an average of 222.8 throwing yards per game, which had them ranked 69th in the nation. They held an average of 155.0 yards per game on the ground and toted the ball for 930 yards overall. The Charlotte 49ers averaged 377.8 yards per outing which had them ranked 81st in college football. The Charlotte offense had 370 penalty yards on 42 violations, which ranked them 92nd in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. They tossed 2 picks while allowing opponents to recover 4 fumbles and they tallied 119 1st downs.
Charlotte allowed a total of 1,284 rushing yards (214.0 yards per outing) as well as 14 touchdowns via the rush throughout last season. Their defense earned 3 fumbles recovered and 5 picks over the course of last year. They gave up 10 touchdowns through the air and 205.5 yards per outing, which put them in 45th in Division 1. The 49ers defense was on the field for 384 plays, which was good for 30th in college football. Last year, they allowed 195 total points. The 49ers gave up 32.5 points per game, which had them sitting 101st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/49ers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers +7
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