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Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Week 12 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Virginia Tech Hokies


Duke Blue Devils
Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Wallace Wade Stadium


The Duke Blue Devils will continue their march toward a second straight ACC Coastal Division title when they host the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday.

The Blue Devils have won their last 13 games as home favorites, going a remarkable 11-1-1 against the spread. Duke is also 9-3 ATS in its past 12 home games against conference opponents.

The Hokies are mired in a slump, losing their last three games both straight-up and ATS, and they have gone 1-6 vs. the line in their past seven following a 2-0 start. However, Virginia Tech has won nine of the last 10 meetings with the Blue Devils.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Duke Blue Devils were sitting as -7-point favorites earlier in the week but bet down to 4.5 points at Bovada. The total was 47.5 over at BetDSI.

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Computer Prediction: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 33-26 victory for the Blue Devils. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Duke Blue Devils have seen them go 8-1 and 6-2-1 ATS so far this season, while the Virginia Tech Hokies are at 4-5 and 3-6 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Virginia Tech Hokies are 4-5, while the Duke Blue Devils are 3-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Duke vs Virginia Tech injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Duke Blue Devils and the No. 58-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Duke Blue Devils No. 31-ranked offense (34.78 PPG) against a Virginia Tech Hokies defense that ranks No. 36 at 22.56 PPG. The Duke Blue Devils passing attack has averaged 204.33 yards per game, more than the Virginia Tech Hokies give up through the air (180.11 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Virginia Tech Hokies own the league's No. 38-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 147.67 yards per game when on the road. Duke, on the other hand, rates No. 22 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Virginia Tech's last outing, Michael Brewer threw for 345 yards in a losing cause against the Eagles, 33-31 at Lane Stadium.


In their last game, the Blue Devils were Week 11 winners, coming out on top of the Orange by a score of 27-10.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Betting Odds Trends

Virginia Tech is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Virginia Tech is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games
Virginia Tech is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Duke is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Duke is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games
Duke is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia Tech at Wake Forest, Saturday, November 22nd
Duke home to North Carolina, Thursday, November 20th