Panthers visit Blue Devils in Week 4 NCAAF clash
Pittsburgh Panthers vs Duke Blue Devils Odds
The Blue Devils will do battle with the visiting Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.
Supporters of the Panthers have seen them go 1-1 and 0-1-1 ATS so far this season, while the Blue Devils are at 2-1 and 2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Devils are 0-3, while the Panthers are 2-0.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Blue Devils sat as 6-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 73 (Blue Devils) and the No. 82 (Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 40-25 result in favor of the Blue Devils is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duke's No. 68-ranked offense, averaging 29 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 99 this week at 34 PPG. The Blue Devils aerial game is averaging 216.7 yards per game, less than the Panthers secondary allows through the air, 217 YPG per game.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 49-27 winner at home against New Mexico. They earned a push of the 22-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (76) was profitable news for OVER bettors. James Conner tore up the turf for 119 rushing yards in the latest Panthers game, a 49-27 win over the Lobos at Heinz Field.
Duke lost its last outing, a 38-14 result against Georgia Tech on September 14. Duke failed to cover in that game as a 8.5-point underdog, while the 52 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Duke didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Yellow Jackets as Georgia Tech blasted them 38-14 in Week 3 action.
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Panthers at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 6 games
Duke is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Duke is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Pittsburgh home to Virginia, Saturday, September 28
Duke home to Troy, Saturday, September 28