Army Black Knights (0-0) vs Duke Blue Devils (0-0)Date : 08/31/2018
Time : 7:00PM ET
Location : Wallace Wade Stadium
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Army Black Knights vs Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils will open up their season by welcoming the Army to Wallace Wade Stadium. Duke will look to build on their .500 season the previous year while the Army is coming off their best season yet including a huge win over the Navy. Last season these teams met at Army and the Black Knights beat the Blue Devils 21-16 handing them their 6th straight loss.
Army Black Knights 's Latest Performance :
The Army is entering this game after they ended last season with a 10-3 record. They will be looking to kick off this 2018 campaign on the right foot. Ahmad Bradshaw is no longer on the team which means other players on the team will have to take over the offensive duties. This will be a great opportunity for Kelvin Hopkins and Andy Davidson to lead the team. Davidson is coming in as a senior as he will look to build on his last season stats of 1,439 yards and 19 touchdowns. Look for the Army to run the ball a lot in their season opener. The Army defense will play a huge part of how this season concludes almost all of the top tacklers back they will be able to read the Blue Devil midrange passing game. As long as the offense can do its job and control the clock, the game will stay close throughout.
Duke Blue Devils 's Latest Performance :
Duke has a tough season ahead of them they finished their 2017 campaign with a 7-6 record. Quarterback Daniel Jones finishing the year with a 56.7 completion rate. He’ll need to be much calmer when it comes to decision making, and that will be tougher with a young offensive line. It won’t be an easy task for Duke playing against the Army in the season opener. The Blue Devil defense has to be ready for the Army offense expect Joe Giles-Harris and the rest of the linebacking corps to have another massive game. Duke know that they are a great team and they will be looking to prove a lot of doubters wrong by starting out the season on the right foot. Duke has 15 returning starters (7 offense, 8 defense), Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils are going into 2018 expecting to be a factor in the ACC Coastal.
How Army Black Knights & Duke Blue Devils Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Blue Devils are 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 non-conference games.
Black Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Against The Spread Selection: Army Black Knights +10.5
My reason for the pick :
Although the Army might have lost their star quarterback Bradshaw the Army defense will keep the game close even though might not come up with the victory over Duke on the road it is a safe pick to roll with the Army. It is going to be tough for Duke to beat the Army in double digits Daniel Jones will have a great game for the Blue Devils in the season opener at home. I expect this game to go down to the wire. Duke will win the game but won’t be able to cover the double-digit spread.
Betting trends for Army Black Knights :
- Black Knights are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday Games.
Betting trends for Duke Blue Devils :
- Blue Devils are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.