Duke Blue Devils vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Jayhawks (-8)
David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium is where the Kansas Jayhawks (3-0) will attempt to defeat the Duke Blue Devils (3-0) on Saturday. Duke is 8-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 64.5.
The Duke Blue Devils come into this game with a record of 3-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Blue Devils played the North Carolina A&T Aggies and earned the victory with a final of 49-20. Jaylen Coleman was the leader on the ground for the Blue Devils with 10 attempts for 51 yds (5.1 yds per attempt). Riley Leonard finished 11/12 with 155 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 238.5 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Against the run, the Blue Devils conceded 217 yds on 41 attempts, which is an average of 5.3 yds per rush surrendered. Duke gave up 13 completions on 22 tries for 137 yds, and a completion rate of 59.1%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 53 plays which gave them 420 yards. The Duke Blue Devils ran the football 35 times and accumulated 222 yards, which earned them an average of 6.3 yds per carry.
The Blue Devils have earned 1,381 total yards for this campaign. With reference to notching touchdowns, Duke has amassed 5 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 2 times. Duke has earned 66 first downs, and they have been called for 19 penalties for 190 yards. As a team they're averaging 205.0 yards on the ground which is 38th in the nation. When it comes to scoring, the Duke Blue Devils have an average of 36.7 points per outing.
In terms of passing yards, the Blue Devils have allowed 686 yards which has them ranked 77th in college football. They are allowing 228.7 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 56.8%. Overall, they have relinquished 348.0 yards per game putting them at 57th in the nation. They have yielded 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 2 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt and 119.3 yards on the ground per contest for the year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 358 rushing yards through 3 contests. The Blue Devils rank 27th in Division 1 in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 14.3 PPG.
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The Jayhawks head into this matchup 3-0 for this season. When they last played, the Jayhawks got the victory with a final of 48-30 when they played the Houston Cougars. Devin Neal carried the ball 14 times for 54 yds, finishing the game with 3.9 yards per carry for Kansas. Jalon Daniels (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 158 yards on 14/23 through the air while his QB rating was 161.6. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 6.9. Kansas relinquished 39 attempts on the ground for 174 yds (4.5 yards per carry). The Jayhawks pass defense conceded a completion rate of 71.0%, relinquishing 272 yards on 22 out of 31 passing. The Jayhawks ended up finishing with 438 yds on 66 plays (6.6 yds per play). Kansas rushed for 6.5 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 280 yds on 43 attempts.
The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 453.0 yards/outing, ranking them 47th in Division 1. The Kansas offense has 135 yards of penalties on 12 infractions, which is 116th in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards. During this campaign thus far, the Jayhawks have thrown for a total of 582 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 194.0 passing yards per contest, putting them at 102nd in D-1. Concerning the points being put on the board, the Jayhawks rank 3rd in D-1 with an average of 53.0 points per game.
Kansas has allowed a total of 413 yards via the ground game (137.7 yards per outing) as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. They have yielded 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 244.7 yards per game, which has them in 87th in the country. The Jayhawks defense has been on the field for 216 plays, which has them ranked 92nd in the nation. The Jayhawks are giving up 27.3 points per game, which puts them 83rd in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have given up 82 total points.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jayhawks -8
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