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Virginia Cavaliers Visit Duke Blue Devils in Week 5 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

The Duke Blue Devils host Virginia on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-2 ATS mark against the 1-3 Cavaliers in NCAA college football betting action at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $Virginia Cavaliers listed as 5-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but posted shortly at MyBookie.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 24-20 result in favor of the Blue Devils. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Virginia Cavaliers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Duke Blue Devils are 2-2 ATS. Virginia is 1-2-1 against the over under total, while Duke is 1-3 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Duke vs Virginia injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 85-rated Duke Blue Devils and the No. 68-rated Virginia Cavaliers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Duke Blue Devils No. 74-ranked offense (28.5 PPG) against a Virginia Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 96 at 32.25 PPG. The Duke Blue Devils passing attack has averaged 282 yards per game, less than the Virginia Cavaliers give up through the air (306 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Virginia Cavaliers own the league's No. 76-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 212 yards per game when on the road. Duke, on the other hand, rates No. 83 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Virginia's aerial attack generated 421 yards and the Cavaliers came away with a 49-35 victory over Central Michigan at Scott Stadium.

Last time we saw the Fighting Irish, they had no answer for Jela Duncan as the Blue Devils rolled to a 38-35 victory at Notre Dame Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Virginia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Virginia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Duke is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Duke is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Duke is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Duke is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, October 15th
Duke home to Army, Saturday, October 8th