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Pinstripe Bowl--Duke vs. Indiana - 12/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Hoosiers (6-6) at Duke Blue Devils (7-5)
Date & Time Saturday December 26, 2015, 3:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Duke Blue Devils +2 -- Over/Under: 72
TV Channel
ESPN
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CFB | Indiana Hoosiers (6-6) at Duke Blue Devils (7-5)
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The Indiana Hoosiers and Duke Blue Devils meet at Yankee Stadium for the Pinstripe Bowl.

The Indiana Hoosiers were one of the top offensive teams in the nation with 36 points on 490 yards top 30 rushing and passing units. The flip side is the opposition averaged 37 points on 507 yards and were last in defending the run with 326 yard given up. Quarterback Nate Sudfeld threw for 24 TD’s and five INT’s with Simmie Cobbs Jr. (54-916) and Ricky Jones giving the Hoosiers explosiveness in the receiving corps with over 16 yard averages per catch. Jordan Howard gave the rushing attack with 1,213 yards on 195 carries for over six yard per touch while Devine Redding adding 785 yards on 191 totes.

The Duke Blue Devils have been able to score and defend as the outscored the opposition 31-24. The offense averaged 431 yards behind a top 40 passing attack that produced 253 yards. The defense gave up 372 yards with the #38 run ‘D’ that held rushing attacks to 143 yards. Thomas Sirk completed 60% of his throws for 2,461 yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions with Max Mcaffrey  (48-601), TJ Rahming (40-522) and Anthony Nash (31-471) providing three quality receiving options. Sirk gave Duke a dual threat with a team high 654 rushing yards with Shaquille Powell adding 530 yards on 121 touches.

The over is 4-0-1 in Hoosiers last 5 non-conference games and  is 5-0 in Hoosiers last 5 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game while Indiana are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. The under is 4-0 in Blue Devils last 4 non-conference games and the Blue Devils are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on grass while Duke  are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. I don’t think Duke can stop Indiana…

Pick:
Indiana -2

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