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Duke Blue Devils vs. Northwestern Wildcats - 9/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northwestern Wildcats (2-0) at Duke Blue Devils (2-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Wallace Wade Stadium)

The Line: Duke Blue Devils -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Duke Blue Devils will try to stay undefeated as they host 23rd ranked Northwestern this weekend.

Duke is coming off a huge blowout win at home against North Carolina Central 55-0.  Quarterback Thomas Sirk looked good going 15/22 for 315 yards and 3 touchdowns last game. Sirk also added 86 more yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown. Shaquille Powell was the leading running back with 16 carries for 71 yards.  Wide Receiver Shaun Wilson was the leading receiver catching 3 passes for 102 yards and 1 touchdown. T.J. Rahming also added 3 catches for 76 yards. Kicker Ross Martin was perfect going 2/2 in field goals. Duke’s defense was dominant only allowing 186 yards. Duke will have their first tough test at home this weekend against North Western.

Duke Blue Devils vs. Northwestern Wildcats - 9/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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 The Northwestern Wildcats beat Eastern Illinois last weekend 41-0. Northwestern’s quarterback Clayton Thorson was 11/16 for 152 yards and a touchdown. Running back Justin Jackson had 22 carries for 78 yards and 1 touchdown. Warren Long also added 12 carries for 72 yards a touchdown. Wide Receiver led the team in receiving with 2 catches for 61 yards and a touchdown. Matthew Harris had a huge game for the Wildcats on defense recording 2 interceptions. Northwestern will try to keep their momentum going as they go on the road to take on the Duke Blue Devils.

 Northwestern is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games overall and on grass. The Wildcats are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games vs. an ACC opponent. Duke is 10-1 against the spread vs. a team with a winning record. The Blue Devils are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games in September.

This game will be a tough game to pick as they are two very different teams. Northwestern has a big win already against Stanford and this would be another big one for them. Duke hasnt faced a tough opponent yet so it will be intersting to see how they play. I'd stay away from this game but if i had to pick i'd take Duke straight up because they are home. 

 

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