Duke at Army - 10/10/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duke Blue Devils (4-1) at Army Black Knights (1-4)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Michie Stadium)
The Line: Army Black Knights +12.5 -- Over/Under: 48 See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and Army Black Knights meet Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
The Duke Blue Devils look for a big road victory and get to five wins on the season. Thomas Sirk is completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 1,063 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Sirk has a touchdown pass in four of his last seven games. T.J. Rahming and Max McCaffrey have combined for 471 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Johnell Barnes has 18 receptions. The Duke Blue Devils ground game is averaging 173.8 yards per contest, and Shaquille Powell leads the way with 272 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Duke is allowing 10.6 points and 269.8 yards per game. Jeremy Cash leads the Blue Devils with 42 tackles, Breon Borders has three pass deflections and Dwayne Norman has three quarterback hurries. Chris Holmes is questionable.
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The Army Black Knights need a win after a rough 1-4 start to the year. A.J. Schurr is completing 46.2 percent of his passes for 182 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Ahmad Bradshaw is questionable with an ankle injury. DeAndre Bell and Joe Walker have combined for 183 receiving yards and two touchdowns while John Trainor has four receptions. The Army Black Knights ground game is averaging 287.8 yards per contest, and Bradshaw leads the way with 341 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Army is allowing 26.4 points and 387.4 yards per game. Jeremy Timpf leads the Black Knights with 39 tackles, Andrew King has four sacks and Brandon Jackson has two interceptions. Josh Jenkins, Rhyan England and Luke Proulx are questionable.
The Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Black Knights are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in October and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Army has struggled big time on the defensive side ofthe ball, which is bad news playing a Duke team that has playmakers. Also, the Blue Devils have been solid on the defensive end, allowing seven or less points in three of their five games. I like Duke here in a blowout.