College Football Picks: Syracuse vs Duke Odds, Predictions 10/10/20
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Duke Blue Devils (0-4) at Syracuse Orange (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12:30 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange +1 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and Syracuse Orange meet Saturday in week 6 college football action at the Carrier Dome.
The Duke Blue Devils need a victory here to prevent their first 0-5 start to the CFB season since 2006. The Duke Blue Devils have lost five straight road games. Chase Brice is completing 52.6 percent of his passes for 993 yards, three touchdowns and seven interceptions. Brice has thrown seven interceptions in his last three games. Noah Gray and Jarett Garner have combined for 327 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jake Bobo has 10 receptions. The Duke Blue Devils ground game is averaging 101 yards per contest, and Deon Jackson leads the way with 243 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Duke is allowing 32.3 points and 440.5 yards per game. Shaka Heyward leads the Duke Blue Devils with 33 tackles, Victor Dimukeje has four sacks and Lummie Young IV has one interception.
The Syracuse Orange look for another home victory to get back to a .500 record. The Syracuse Orange have won four of their last six home games. Tommy DeVito is completing 50 percent of his passes for 338 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. DeVito and Rex Culpepper have combined for three touchdown passes and three interceptions. Taj Harris and Nykeim Johnson have combined for 312 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Anthony Queeley has eight receptions. The Syracuse Orange ground game is averaging 94 yards per contest, and Sean Tucker leads the way with 135 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Syracuse is allowing 24 points and 419.3 yards per game. Geoff Cantin-Arku leads the Syracuse Orange with 22 tackles, Josh Black has two sacks and Mikel Jones has two interceptions.
The Blue Devils are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Orange are 3-7-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in October. The over is 10-4-1 in Blue Devils last 15 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Orange last 7 games overall.
The Duke Blue Devils haven't had th easiest schedule in the world up to this point, but an 0-4 straight up start is just that, and Duke has had major issues defensively, especially when it comes to stopping the running game. The Syracuse Orange are coming off their best performance of the season where they lit up Georgia Tech, and this is a similar Syracuse team that smoked Duke on the road last season 49-6. Bottom line is I'm not looking to back Duke in it's current form, and I'm certainly not lying points with them on the road. I'll gladly take Syracuse at home and the free point.