Miami at Duke - 9/29/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami-FL Hurricanes (2-0) at Duke Blue Devils (4-0)
College Football: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Wallace Wade Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils +6.5 -- Over/Under: 55.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and Duke Blue Devils meet Friday in college football action at Wallace Wade Stadium on ESPN.
The Miami Hurricanes look to get off to a 3-0 start when they take to the road for the first time. The Miami Hurricanes have won five of their last seven road games. Malik Rosier is completing 68.8 percent of his passes for 550 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Rosier has six touchdown passes on his last 68 pass attempts. Braxton Berrios and Christopher Herndon IV have combined for 215 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Travis Homer has five receptions. The Miami Hurricanes ground game is averaging 285.5 yards per contest, and Mark Walton leads the way with 352 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 21.5 points and 389.5 yards per game. Dee Delaney leads the Miami Hurricanes with 12 tackles, Trent Harris has two sacks and Malek Young has one interception.
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The Duke Blue Devils look for a statement victory to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Duke Blue Devils have won four straight home games. Daniel Jones is completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 904 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Jones has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last five games. T.J. Rahming and Johnathan Lloyd have combined for 382 receiving yards and one touchdown while Aaron Young has eight receptions. The Duke Blue Devils ground game is averaging 227 yards per contest, and Shaun Wilson leads the way with 349 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Duke is allowing 15.3 points and 261.5 yards per game. Joe Giles-Harris leads the Duke Blue Devils with 34 tackles, Mike Ramsay has 3.5 sacks and Bryon Fields Jr. has two interceptions.
The Hurricanes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blue Devils are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Hurricanes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings, the home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
This is the first road game for Miami, a team that's super talented but did struggle last week against Toledo and does have a banged up Walton and Ahmmon Richards. Both are expected to play, but an ankle injury to your star running back and a hamstring issue with a top wide receiver isn't good news. Duke doesn't have a breakthrough victory yet, but wins over Northwestern, Baylor and a recent road win over North Carolina are nothing to sneeze at. Right now Duke is one of the better defensive teams in the country and the offense has enough firepower to make things interesting. This is a dangerous spot for the Hurricanes, which is why I'm leaning towards the points with the Blue Devils.