Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Hokies (-9.5)
The Duke Blue Devils (3-6) are hitting the road to Lane Stadium on Saturday where they will meet the Virginia Tech Hokies (4-5). Duke opens this game as 9.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 45.
The Duke Blue Devils step onto the field holding a record of 3-6 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Blue Devils took the field against the Pittsburgh Panthers and ended up losing by a score of 54-29. Gunnar Holmberg went 16/23 with 174 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 147.5 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Mataeo Durant was the best rusher for the Blue Devils with 25 carries for 81 yds (3.2 yds per carry). Overall, they had 88 plays which gave them a total of 384 yards. The Duke Blue Devils ended up running the ball 50 different times and accrued 143 yards, which had them averaging 2.9 yards per attempt. On the ground, the Blue Devils conceded 222 yards on 41 tries, which calculates to 5.4 yards per run allowed. Duke allowed 28 completions on 43 tries for 416 yds, and a completion percentage of 65.1%.
The Blue Devils have earned 4,020 total yards this season. In terms of scoring, Duke has earned 8 touchdowns via the pass and 19 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 17 times. Duke has accumulated 198 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 59 infractions for 558 yds. As a team they maintain an average of 193.8 yards on the ground which has them sitting 33rd in D-1. When talking about scoring points, the Duke Blue Devils have an average of 25.0 points per game.
The Blue Devils are sitting in 129th in college football in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 35.6 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per rush on the ground and 184.0 rushing yards per game for the campaign. For the season, they have conceded 1,656 rushing yards through 9 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Blue Devils have allowed 2,772 yds which has them ranked 140th in D-1. They are conceding 308.0 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 57.4%. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 492.0 yards per game which ranks them 139th in the country. They have given up 21 touchdowns by air in addition to 18 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Hokies come into this matchup with a record of 4-5 for this year. For their last game, the Hokies walked away with a loss by a score of 17-3 against the Boston College Eagles. Knox Kadum walked away from the game with 73 yards on 7/16 passing while his quarterback rate was 82.1. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 4.6. Malachi Thomas carried the rock 13 times for 70 yds, finishing the game with 5.4 yds per carry for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech rushed the football for 4.8 yards per carry, finishing with 163 yds on 34 attempts. The Hokies finished the contest with 236 yds while running 51 plays (4.6 yds per play). The Hokies passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 53.8%, surrendering 112 yds on 7 for 13 passing. Virginia Tech relinquished 54 run attempts for 234 yds (4.3 yds per rush).
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Hokies are sitting 111th in college football with an average of 21.7 points per game. For the year thus far, the Hokies have thrown for 1,588 yards through the air along with holding an average of 176.4 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 113th in the country. The Virginia Tech Hokies have an average of 336.9 yards per game, which has them sitting 109th in college football. The Virginia Tech offense has 317 yards of penalties on 38 violations, which is 123rd in the nation in terms of hurting your team.
Virginia Tech has given up a total of 1,657 yards rushing (184.1 yards per game) in addition to 12 touchdowns via the rush on the year. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 190.7 yards/outing, which puts them in 36th in D-1. The Hokies defense has been on the field for 610 plays, which is 70th in college football. The Hokies are giving up 21.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 46th in the country. This year, they have given up 196 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Devils +9.5
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