Cavaliers visit Blue Devils in Week 6 battle
Virginia Cavaliers vs Duke Blue Devils Odds
The Blue Devils hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Cavaliers pay a visit to Wallace Wade Stadium in Week 6 betting action.
The Blue Devils sit at 4-1 (4-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cavaliers are currently 2-3 (0-4-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Duke is 3-1 OU, and Virginia is 2-2 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Blue Devils sit at No. 64 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Cavaliers are at No. 37 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Blue Devils will win this game 40-23.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duke's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 37 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 95 this week at 32.4 PPG. The Blue Devils aerial game is averaging 304 yards per game, more than the Cavaliers secondary allows through the air, 220.6 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 115-rated road run defense, allowing 297 yards per game. Duke, meanwhile, ranks No. 96 in rushing offense at home.
Virginia was a 44-38 loser in its last match at home against Louisiana Tech. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 82 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Darius Jennings was good for 136 receiving yards in the Cavaliers's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 44-38 to the Cavaliers.
Last time out for Duke, they were a 34-27 winner as they battled Wake Forest on the road. Duke covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 61 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Desmond Scott was good for 134 receiving yards in the Blue Devils's most recent action, helping his team to a 34-27 victory over the Demon Deacons.
Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Cavaliers at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia's last 7 games when playing Duke
Virginia is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Duke
Virginia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Duke
Virginia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duke's last 7 games when playing Virginia
Duke is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Virginia
Duke is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Virginia home to Maryland, Saturday, October 13
Duke at Virginia Tech, Saturday, October 13