Duke Blue Devils (5-3) vs Miami Hurricanes (5-3)Date : 11/03/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida
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Duke Blue Devils vs Miami Hurricanes
The Duke Blue Devils will travel to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, for an ACC battle with the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night at 7 pm EST. Both teams enter this game losers of two straight games as the Hurricanes lost by a 27-14 score on the road to a tough Boston College team in their last outing as BC shut out Miami in the second half while scoring ten points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach thanks to a rushing attack that collected 229 yards for the game. The Blue Devils lost a high scoring matchup on the road versus the Pitt Panthers by a 54-45 score as both teams racked up over 1200 yards combined while the Panthers obtained 484 yards on the ground in the win. The Blue Devils are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings for these squads while the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last seven games, overall. The over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings amongst these squads.
Duke Blue Devils's Latest Performance :
Duke had a much better night on the offensive end in their road contest versus the Pitt Panthers last Saturday, however, their 100th ranked rushing defense allowed 484 yards on the ground to the Panthers as Quadree Ollison (18 rushes, 149 yds, TD) along with V’Lique Carter (7 rushes, 137 yds, 2 TD’s) lead the way to a win for Pitt in the end. Kenny Pickett also threw for 150 yards along with two TD’s in the contest as the Panthers collected 634 total yards for the game. The Blue Devils, on the other hand, put up 619 yards for the game as Daniel Jones passed for 396 yards and four touchdowns with Jonathan Lloyd having seven catches for 136 yards and a score.
The rushing attack, which racked up 223 yards on ten carries, was led by Deon Jackson with 162 yards on ten carries in the loss for Duke. The offense for Duke has been up and down, particularly in the last four games as their offense has put up an average of 18 pints prior to their game versus Pittsburgh while going 1-3 ATS during this time.
Miami Hurricanes's Latest Performance :
Miami needed a win in their last outing versus the Eagles as they were coming off a 16-13 road loss to UVA the week prior to where their offense looked dismal. Well, their offense was awful in Chestnut Hill as well in tallying a total of 305 yards with Malik Rozier having 150 yards, TD, along with two interceptions while also leading the team in rushing with 71 yards on 14 carries for a team that racked up 155 yards on the ground for the game. AJ Dillon was the man for the Eagles as he rushed for 149 yards and a TD while Anthony Brown threw for 152 yards, TD, and an interception for Boston College.
Miami now returns home where they are undefeated on the year to face a Duke team that has won three of their four road games this year while being 3-1 ATS. Miami’s defense has been the strength of their team all year long and will have to bring their best game in which to neutralize a Duke offense that averages 31 points per game for the year.
How Duke Blue Devils & Miami Hurricanes Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Duke is 4-4 ATS while the OU is 4-4
Miami is 3-5 ATS while the OU is 5-3
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Despite the offensive woes for both teams, Duke has played well on the road, as stated, while the Canes have been dominant at home as well. With this being the case, expect this to be an interesting game to where both teams will fight hard for an all-important win. Miami is averaging 184 yards rushing per game and will certainly test the rush defense for Duke that is ranked 100th in the nation in stopping the run. Also, with rain possible in the picture for this game, look for the Blue Devils to get a heavy dose of the Hurricanes run game while Duke will also utilize their rushing attack, currently averaging 166 yards per game, versus a Miami defense that allows only 121 yards to their opponents per outing.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Duke Blue Devils +9.5
My reason for the pick :
There is no doubt that after the past couple weeks for the Canes, they will certainly be looking forward to coming back home where they are 4-0 on the season while also winning each game by a margin of 31 points. And while they are only 1-2 ATS in their last two home games, the Blue Devils have been covering matchups on the road this year as they are 3-1 ATS in their four road games while winning outright as underdogs three times. With that being the case, look for Duke to be resilient as they have been all season while going in to Hard Rock Stadium and performing well in covering yet again on Saturday.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 51
My reason for the prediction :
The under was not only the play in the last matchup amongst these two teams, but, was also the play the last two games for Miami due to their anemic offense. On the other hand, the under has been the result in three of the last four games for the Blue Devils which allows me to feel as though the under will certainly be the strong play in this matchup. In all, the Hurricanes are struggling offensively while their defense will have to put in yet another stellar performance on Saturday in which to get the slim victory.
Betting trends for Duke Blue Devils:
- Under is 10-2 in Blue Devils last 12 conference games.
- Blue Devils are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Under is 5-1 in Blue Devils last 6 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
Betting trends for Miami Hurricanes:
- Hurricanes are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Hurricanes are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Hurricanes are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.