Virginia Cavaliers vs. Duke Blue Devils - 11/21/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duke Blue Devils (6-4) at Virginia Cavaliers (3-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Scott Stadium)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers will host the Duke Blue Devils this weekend at Scott Stadium.
The Virginia Cavaliers are a coming off of a tough 38-31 road loss to the Louisville Cardinals. The Cavaliers have been knocked out of bowl contention with this loss. Quarterback Matt Johns completed 25 out of his 41 passes for 260 yards and 4 touchdowns and no interceptions. Running back Taquan Mizzell couldn’t find much going carrying the ball 14 times for 40 yards and 0 touchdowns. Mizzell did also add 9 catches for 89 receiving yards. Wide Receiver Canaan Severin led the Cavaliers with 8 catches for 116 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Cavaliers will try to finish their season strong with a win over Duke and Virginia Tech.
USA TODAY Sports
The Duke Blue Devils have lost 3 games in a row with their most recent coming against the Pittsburgh Panthers 31-13. Quarterback Parker Boehme started for the Blue Devils completing 23 out of his 42 passes for 248 yards and no touchdowns with 1 interception. Boehme also added 11 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Running back Shaquille Powell was held in check carrying the ball 6 times for 25 yards and no touchdowns. Wide Receiver Anthony Nash led the Blue Devils with 5 catches for 101 yards. Receiver Braxton Deaver also added 4 catches for 26 yards. Duke will try to snap this losing streak against Virginia.
Duke is 9-1-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Blue Devils are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games following a double-digit loss at home. Virginia is 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 conference games. The Cavaliers are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games overall.
This is an interesting game with both teams coming off of losses. Duke is the better team on paper but has lost 3 games in a row. While Virginia has been up and down all season. I think Duke will find their offense again and score enough to beat Virginia. Take Duke to cover on the road.