Clemson Tigers vs Duke Blue Devils Odds
The Duke Blue Devils, who are tied for first place in the ACC's Coastal Division, get tested when they host the defending ACC champion Clemson Tigers Saturday night (7 pm ET, ESPN2).
Duke, which is also already bowl-eligible, was an early 14-point home dog vs. the Tigers, who are just a half-game out of first place in the Atlantic Division.
Betting Line: The visitors opened as 15-point favorites 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.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 69 (Blue Devils) and the No. 27 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 49-34 result in favor of the Tigers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duke's No. 48-ranked offense, averaging 31.9 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 51 this week at 24.2 PPG. The Blue Devils aerial game is averaging 271.6 yards per game, more than the Tigers secondary allows through the air, 237.9 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Tigers feature the league's No. 40-rated road run defense, allowing 142.2 yards per game. Duke, meanwhile, ranks No. 69 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Clemson, they were a 42-13 winner as they battled Wake Forest on the road. Clemson covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite, while 55 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In Clemson's last outing, Tajh Boyd threw for 428 yards to lead the Tigers over Wake Forest 42-13 at BB&T Field.
Duke lost its last outing, a 48-7 result against Florida State on October 27. Duke failed to cover in that game as a 27-point underdog, while the 55 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Duke was hammered in its last outing, as Florida State ran up a 48-7 score against them at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Tigers at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Clemson is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Duke
Clemson is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Clemson's last 14 games on the road
Clemson is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Duke
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games
Duke is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Duke is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Clemson
Clemson home to Maryland, Saturday, November 10
Duke at Georgia Tech, Saturday, November 17