Blue Devils vs Midshipmen Betting Matchup Report

Navy Midshipmen Duke Blue Devils
3-1 October 12, 2013, 12:30 | Wallace Wade Stadium 3-2



Week 7 action on Saturday will see the Blue Devils looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Midshipmen visit Wallace Wade Stadium.

The Midshipmen will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Devils are 3-2 ATS. Navy is 1-3 against the total, while Duke is 2-3 versus the number.

View Navy Midshipmen vs Duke Blue Devils Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 94-rated Blue Devils and the No. 72-rated Midshipmen in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 39-34 win for the Midshipmen on Saturday.

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Navy was a 28-10 winner in its last match at home against Air Force. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 38 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Brandon Connette's 324-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Duke earned a 38-31 win over Troy on Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Duke's No. 39-ranked offense (36 PPG) against a Midshipmen defense that ranks No. 22 at 17.75 PPG. The Blue Devils passing attack has averaged 258.6 yards per game, more than the Midshipmen give up through the air (205.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Midshipmen feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 89 yards per game. Duke, meanwhile, ranks No. 56 in rushing offense at home.

Next up:
Navy at Toledo, Saturday, October 19th
Duke at Virginia, Saturday, October 19th
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