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Duke Can’t Get It Done vs the Big Ten

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The Blue Devils looked like they were on the path to a big game in the bowl season, but Duke lost four of their final five games to finish the season 7-5. Duke now gets the Indiana Hoosiers in the Pinstripe Bowl, which could be bad news as the Blue Devils are 2-12 SU in their last 14 against the Big Ten.

Shark Bites
  • Indiana is 5-0 ATS in their last five following a win.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of Duke’s past six games.
  • The underdog is 3-2 SU and 4-1 ATS in all Pinstripe Bowls.

Through their first seven games of the season the Blue Devils were allowing a mere 14.1 points per game, but the defense fell apart and allowed 38 in their final five games of the season. Quarterback Thomas Sirk has been the key to Duke’s offense as he has contributed 21 touchdowns this season.

Indiana may be 6-6, but their record could have looked more impressive. The Hoosiers had a six-game losing streak in the middle of the season that saw them lose by one score or less against Ohio State, Rutgers, Iowa and Michigan. Quarterback Nate Sudfeld has been a stud has he has thrown for five touchdowns and no interceptions in the past three games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Duke Blue Devils as 2-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. As of December 11th, the OVER/UNDER was sitting at 66 at BetOnline.

 

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 35-30 result in favor of the Hoosiers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Indiana Hoosiers vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Duke Blue Devils are 7-5 overall and 6-6 ATS against the spread, while the Hoosiers are 6-6 and 7-5 ATS. As for the totals, Duke is 5-7 on the OU, and Indiana is 9-2-1 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Duke vs Indiana injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 66 (Duke Blue Devils) and the No. 77 (Indiana Hoosiers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Duke Blue Devils No. 56-ranked offense (30.5 PPG) against a Indiana Hoosiers defense that ranks No. 116 at 37.08 PPG. The Duke Blue Devils passing attack has averaged 253.33 yards per game, less than the Indiana Hoosiers give up through the air (326.33 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Indiana Hoosiers own the league's No. 58-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 172.8 yards per game when on the road. Duke, on the other hand, rates No. 89 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nate Sudfeld led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 350 yards Saturday as the Hoosiers downed the Boilermakers 54-36 at Ross-Ade Stadium.

The Blue Devils grabbed a Week 13 victory over the Demon Deacons in their last game, winning 27-21 at BB&T Field.

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