Miami at Duke - 10/31/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (4-3) at Duke Blue Devils (6-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wallace Wade Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -13 -- Over/Under: 48 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and Duke Blue Devils play Saturday night at Wallace Wade Stadium.
The Miami Hurricanes could use a big road win after losing three of their last four games. Malik Rosier is competing 32.1 percent of his passes for 66 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Brad Kaaya is doubtful with a concussion. Rashawn Scott and Herb Waters have combined for 863 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Stacy Coley has 21 receptions. The Miami Hurricanes ground game is averaging 124.4 yards per contest, and Joseph Yearby leads the way with 559 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 27.7 points and 406.1 yards per game. Jermaine Grace leads the Canes with 36 tackles, Artie Burns has five interceptions and Trent Harris has 2.5 sacks. Rashawn Scott is questionable.
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The Duke Blue Devils look for five straight wins to remain unbeaten in ACC play. Thomas Sirk is completing 60.1 percent of his passes for 1,530 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. Sirk has five passing touchdowns in his last two games. Max McCaffrey and Johnell Barnes have combined for 673 receiving yards and four touchdowns while T.J. Rahming has 19 receptions. The Duke Blue Devils ground game is averaging 180.4 yards per contest, and Sirk leads the way with 430 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Duke is allowing 14.1 points and 281.3 yards per game. Dwayne Norman leads the Blue Devils with 60 tackles, Jeremy Cash has 2.5 sacks and Breon Borders has three pass deflections. Kyler Brown is questionable.
The Hurricanes are 4-9 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Blue Devils are 11-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Miami has no offense now that Kaaya and Scott are banged up. It's also tough to back the Canes after coming off their worst loss in program history and making a coaching change. Duke has been consistent all year and has improved defensively. I like the Blue Devils here.