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Blue Devils take on Golden Panthers in Week 5 contest

Duke Blue DevilsFlorida International Golden Panthers
Oct 1, 7:00 PM | Turf of FIU Stadium

Duke Blue Devils vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds


The Golden Panthers will do battle with the visiting Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

The Golden Panthers sit at 3-1 (3-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Blue Devils are currently 2-2 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Florida International is 2-2 OU, and Duke is 1-3 OU.

View Duke vs Florida International Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Florida International opened as 3-point favorites. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Golden Panthers sit at No. 98 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Blue Devils are at No. 62 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Golden Panthers will win this game 34-23.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida International's No. 68-ranked offense (28.2 PPG) against a Blue Devils defense that ranks No. 82 at 28.2 PPG. The Golden Panthers passing attack has averaged 198 yards per game, less than the Blue Devils give up through the air (250.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Blue Devils feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 81 yards per game. Florida International, meanwhile, ranks No. 63 in rushing offense at home.

Duke was a 48-27 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tulane. They covered the 10–point spread as favorites, while the total score (75) made winners of OVER bettors.

Florida International lost its last outing, a 36-31 result against Louisiana-Lafayette on September 24. Florida International failed to cover in that game as a 16.5-point favorite, while the 67 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

A few Blue Devils at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duke's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games on the road
Duke is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
Duke is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Florida International is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Florida International is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Duke home to Florida State, Saturday, October 15
Florida International at Akron, Saturday, October 8