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Cavaliers Blue Devils Betting Preview for Week 8

Duke Blue DevilsVirginia Cavaliers
4-2October 19, 2013, 03:30 | Scott Stadium2-4

A key Week 8 battle has the visiting Blue Devils travelling to Virginia on Saturday to face the Cavaliers.

Backers of the Cavaliers have seen them go 2-4 and 3-3 ATS so far this season, while the Blue Devils are at 4-2 and 4-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Devils are 2-4, while the Cavaliers are 4-2.

View Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Cavaliers as -4-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

It's a betting matchup between the No. 79-rated Cavaliers and the No. 87-ranked Blue Devils, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 36-21 result in favor of the Blue Devils.

In their last game, Virginia got a 112-yard performance from Kevin Parks, but Maryland prevailed 27-26.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 101-ranked offense (22.33 PPG) against a Blue Devils defense that ranks No. 52 at 24.67 PPG. The Cavaliers passing attack has averaged 186.67 yards per game, less than the Blue Devils give up through the air (208.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Blue Devils feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 89 yards per game. Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 44 in rushing offense at home.

A few Blue Devils at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Duke is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Duke is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duke's last 8 games
Duke is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Virginia is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
Virginia is 2-10-2 ATS in its last 14 games at home
Virginia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Duke at Virginia Tech, Saturday, October 26th
Virginia at Georgia Tech, Saturday, October 26th