Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 11/12/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Devils (-10)
The Duke Blue Devils (6-3) will compete against the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-7) at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday. Duke opens this matchup as 10-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 50.
The Virginia Tech Hokies head into this game 2-7 this season. In their last contest, the Hokies played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 28-27. Keshawn King led the offense in rushing for the Hokies with 13 carries for 79 yds (6.1 yds per attempt). Grant Wells finished 14/25 with 164 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 103.1 and finished the contest with 1 interception. In the running game, the Hokies conceded 210 yds on 45 attempts, which averages out to 4.7 yards per rush allowed. Virginia Tech surrendered 19 completions on 32 attempts for a total of 253 yds, and a completion rate of 59.4%. When all was said and done, they had 66 plays which totaled 297 yards. The Virginia Tech Hokies ended up rushing 39 times and tallied 131 yds, which came out to an average of 3.4 yards per carry.
Concerning scoring, the Virginia Tech Hokies are sitting at 20.2 points per contest. As a unit they're averaging 103.6 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 118th in Division 1. The Hokies have tallied 2,843 total yards this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Virginia Tech has amassed 8 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground. Virginia Tech has a total of 160 first downs, and they have been called for 77 infractions for 599 yds. They have surrendered the football 14 different times.
The Hokies are ranked 59th in the country regarding team defense, giving up 25.1 points per contest. They are allowing 3.9 yards per running attempt and 134.1 rushing yards per contest on the year. In total, they have given up 1,207 yards via the ground game in 9 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Hokies have conceded 2,108 yards which has them sitting in 69th in the nation. They have conceded 234.2 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 59.2%. Overall, they are allowing 368.3 yards per outing ranking them 59th in college football. They have conceded 11 touchdowns by air in addition to 13 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Blue Devils come into this game with a record of 6-3 for this season. In their last game, the Blue Devils took home the win by a final score of 38-31 against the Boston College Eagles. Riley Leonard (1 touchdown) ended the game with 158 yds on 16/24 through the air while his QB rating was 135.7. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 6.6. Riley Leonard carried the ball 13 times for 96 yds, ending the game with 7.4 yds per carry for Duke. The Blue Devils finished with a total of 390 yards and they ran 65 plays (6.0 yards per play). Duke ran the football for 5.7 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 232 yds on 41 carries. Duke surrendered 28 attempts on the ground for 75 yards (2.7 yds per carry). The Blue Devils pass defense conceded a completion rate of 60.0%, relinquishing 330 yards on 27 out of 45 passing.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Blue Devils are ranking 29th in college football with an average of 34.8 PPG. For the year thus far, the Blue Devils have compiled 1,894 passing yards not to mention an average of 210.4 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 97th in Division 1. The Duke Blue Devils average 418.6 yards per game, ranking them 49th in the country. The Duke offense has compiled 542 yards of penalties on 55 infractions, which ranks 71st in college football in terms of helping out the other team.
Duke has conceded a total of 1,123 yards rushing (124.8 yards per game) in addition to 6 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have surrendered 20 touchdowns through the air and 270.3 yards/game, which has them sitting 111th in D-1. The Blue Devils defense has participated in 627 plays, which ranks 77th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are surrendering 23.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 45th in Division 1. This year, they have relinquished 208 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hokies +10
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