Duke at Virginia 10/19/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Duke Blue Devils
Date & Time: 10/19/2019, 7:31 PM UTC
Location: Scott Stadium
Latest Odds: UVA -3.5 O/U 47
TV Channel: ACCN

Duke and Virginia have a lot of similarities as they meet this weekend in Virginia. They are tied for the lead in the coastal division of the ACC, both are 4-2, and both have losses to top-10 teams. Both of Virginia's losses were on the road and Duke's were at home.

Virginia lost its star defensive back Bryce Hall last week. The Cavaliers were 4-0 at one point and ranked, but after two straight losses have fallen out of the polls.

Duke has been a streaky team, scoring 24 unanswered points in five of six games this season. In the last two games, the Blue Devils have built big first-half leads and struggled in the second half.

Duke is averaging 182 yards rushing and 204 passing. Virginia is averaging 255 passing and 102 rushing. The Virginia defense is holding opponents to 90 yards per game.

Duke is led by Quintin Harris with 1182 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Harris also leads the running game with 380 yards. Deon Jackson has run for 361. They both have five rushing touchdowns. Mateo Durant has 219 yards rushing.

Bryce Perkins has passed for 1429 yards for Virginia but has just eight touchdowns and six interceptions. He has been sacked 20 times. Perkins also has 191 yards rushing and two scores. Wayne Taulapapa as 210 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Hasise Dubois has 427 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

Virginia has won the last four games in this series that goes back to the 1890s. Virginia leads 37-33 all time.

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Betting Trends

  • Blue Devils are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games in October.
  • Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Over is 5-0 in Blue Devils last 5 games overall.
  • Over is 5-1 in Cavaliers last 6 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
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Free NCAA Football Pick: Virginia Cavaliers -3.5

The Cavaliers have not really been that disappointing on the year and that will definitely help them out in this game here. The Cavaliers also have not been beaten at home this year. Look for this to continue in this game as the Cavaliers are able to control the Duke offense and that will help them out quite a bit as their offense does just enough to pull out the win. Final Score Prediction, Virginia Cavaliers win and cover ATS 34-28.


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