Duke vs Virginia 2019 College Football Week 8 Odds & Prediction.

Duke vs Virginia 2019 College Football Week 8 Odds & Prediction

Written by on October 17, 2019

As the college football season rolls on and heads into Week 8, we are at the point where we can really start to discuss how the Conference Championship Games might line up in the Power 5 conferences. At this stage of the season, nothing is really clear cut, as we are now in the part of the season where conference games are coming thick and fast. As the Georgia Bulldogs loss to South Carolina proved last week, you can’t really take anything for granted when conference foes go head to head.

If there is one place that already seems to be sealed, it’s in the ACC, where Clemson already look to have the Atlantic Division all locked up. The only question waiting to be answered now is about which team will come out of the Coastal Division to face them in the ACC Conference Championship Game. The meeting between Duke and Virginia this weekend might just help make things a little clearer in that regard. The bookies expect a close one, as they have the Cavaliers favored by 3 points at home, with the point total set at 45.

Duke vs Virginia 2019 College Football Week 8 Odds & Prediction

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Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 20°C/68°F
  • Humidity: 56%
  • Precipitation: 10%
  • Cloud Cover: 43%
  • Wind: 7 mph SSE
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the Duke Blue Devils?

Th Duke Blue Devils opened their season with a game against the Alabama Crimson Tide, which is never the ideal opener. They lost that one, as expected, but have been solid ever since, winning 4 of their next 5 games. They are perhaps a little unfortunate not to be on a 5-game winning streak, as their lone loss was a tight 33-30 defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Panthers.

One thing that goes in the favor of Duke here is that they are a perfect 2-0 on the road this season, although that stat is tempered a little by the fact that they have only won twice in their last 9 visits to Virginia. On the positive side of things, Duke are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games played on the road.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 32.80
  • Passing Yards: 210.20
  • Rushing Yards: 180.00
  • Yards per Play: 5.22

Defense

  • Points per Game: 23.20
  • Passing Yards: 213.40
  • Rushing Yards: 125.80
  • Yards per Play: 5.03

Why bet on the Virginia Cavaliers?

The Virginia Cavaliers have seen their season take a bit of a nosedive over the last couple of weeks after starting the season at 4-0. They are now on a run that has seen them lose back to back games. Their loss to Notre Dame a couple of weeks ago was not totally unexpected, but their 17-9 loss to Miami last week was particularly tough, as a win there would have put them in a great spot in the ACC Coastal Division.

Duke vs Virginia is going to be a close one.

As it is, they are now 2-1 along with Duke and North Carolina. A win here would put them in a good position in the race to win the division, and there is certainly proof that they are up to the task. The Cavaliers have won 8 of their last 9 games at home, as well as being 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 Saturday outings.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 28.33
  • Passing Yards: 254.00
  • Rushing Yards: 102.00
  • Yards per Play: 5.25

Defense

  • Points per Game: 20.67
  • Passing Yards: 183.67
  • Rushing Yards: 93.50
  • Yards per Play: 4.53

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Duke vs Virginia College Football Week 8 Betting Trends

  • Blue Devils are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Virginia
  • Blue Devils are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference
  • Cavaliers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home
  • Cavaliers are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games played on a Saturday
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia’s last 5 games played in October

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Duke vs Virginia

This is an absolutely huge game, as the winner of this one gets a serious leg-up in the race to be in the ACC Conference Championship Game. I like the Cavaliers at home in a low-scoring game.

Score: Duke Blue Devils 17 – Virginia Cavaliers 21

 

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