Week 4 odds - Tigers vs. Blue Devils
Memphis Tigers vs Duke Blue Devils Odds
Wallace Wade Stadium will feature Blue Devils vs. Tigers on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 4 action.
The Tigers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Devils are 2-1 ATS. Memphis is 2-0 against the total, while Duke is 2-0 versus the number.
Betting Line: The Tigers were listed as 24-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Blue Devils sit at No. 48 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Tigers are at No. 121 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Blue Devils will win this game 38-23.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Duke's No. 30-ranked offense (37.7 PPG) against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 96 at 33.7 PPG. The Blue Devils passing attack has averaged 313 yards per game, more than the Tigers give up through the air (257.7 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Tigers own the league's No. 95-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 317 yards per game when on the road. Duke, on the other hand, rates No. 94 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Memphis lost its last outing, a 48-30 result against Middle Tennessee on September 15. Memphis failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 78 combined points took the game OVER the total. In Memphis's last outing, Jacob Karam threw for 325 yards in a losing cause against the Blue Raiders, 48-30 at Liberty Bowl.
In their last action, Duke was a 54-17 winner at home against N.C. Central. The game had no spread or over-under wagering, as it involved a non-board school. N.C. Central didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Blue Devils as Duke blasted them 54-17 in Week 3 action.
Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 0-10
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 2-8
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
A few Tigers at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 1-19 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Memphis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games at home
Duke is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Memphis home to Rice, Saturday, October 6
Duke at Wake Forest, Saturday, September 29