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Blue Devils take on Hokies in Week 7 contest

Duke Blue DevilsVirginia Tech Hokies
Oct 13, 12:30 PM | Grass of Lane Stadium

Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds

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Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Blue Devils on Saturday when they take on the Hokies at Lane Stadium in Week 7 action.

The Hokies sport records of 3-3 and 1-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Blue Devils sit at 5-1 and 5-1 ATS on the season. The over under records are 3-2 for the Hokies and 4-1 for the Blue Devils.

View Duke vs Virginia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Hokies as 9.5-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hokies rated this week at No. 95 and the Blue Devils sitting at No. 71. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 41-35 result in favor of the Blue Devils this week.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 61-ranked offense, averaging 29 PPG, against a Blue Devils defense that ranks No. 59 this week at 25.2 PPG. The Hokies aerial game is averaging 245.5 yards per game, more than the Blue Devils secondary allows through the air, 242.3 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Blue Devils own the league's No. 35-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 129.5 yards per game when on the road. Virginia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 71 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Duke, they were a 42-17 winner as they battled Virginia at home. Duke covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 59 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Virginia didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Blue Devils as Duke blasted them 42-17 in Week 6 action.

In their last action, Virginia Tech was a 48-34 loser on the road against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (82) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Logan Thomas's 354-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as North Carolina earned a 48-34 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday at Kenan Stadium.

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Blue Devils at Hokies trends to consider:
Duke is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Duke's last 7 games when playing Virginia Tech
Duke is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Duke
Virginia Tech is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
Virginia Tech is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games when playing Duke

Next up:
Duke home to North Carolina, Saturday, October 20
Virginia Tech at Clemson, Saturday, October 20