Prediction, Preview, and Odds
#133 Virginia vs.
#134 Duke
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7:30pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

The Virginia Cavaliers (2-2, 0-1 ACC) will be trying to pick up their first road win of the season when they face the Duke Blue Devils (3-1, 0-0 ACC) on Saturday night. The Cavaliers are coming off a 22-20 loss to Syracuse as 10-point underdogs. The Blue Devils are coming off a 35-27 loss to Kansas as seven-point underdogs.

Virginia is 7-3 in its last 10 games against Duke.

Cavaliers Going For Third Win in Five Games

The Cavaliers followed up their win over the Monarchs with a loss to the orange in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Blue Devils, which will give them their third win in their last five games and eighth straight win over Duke.

Virginia is averaging 18.3 points per game. They are passing for 212 yards and rushing for 169.8 yards per game.

Brennan Armstrong completed 50 percent of his passes for 138 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the loss to Syracuse. Perris Jones had 13 carries for 87 yards and one touchdown, while Keytaon Thompson had eight catches for 55 yards.

Virginia has played well defensively, giving up 19.3 points per game. They are giving up 23 points per game on the road and will need to play better if they want to win this game.

Blue Devils Going For Fourth Win In Five Games

The Blue Devils had their three-game winning streak snapped by Kansas in their last game. They will try to rebound from the loss with a win over the Cavaliers, which will give them their fourth win in their last five games.

Duke is averaging 34.3 points per game. They are throwing for 272.5 yards and rushing for 188.5 yards per game.

Riley Leonard completed 69 percent of his passes for 324 yards and one touchdown in the loss to the Jayhawks. He also had 10 carries for 54 yards. Jordan Waters had 13 carries for 41 yards, while Jalon Calhoun had five catches for 93 yards and one touchdown.

Duke has played well defensively, giving up 19.5 points per game. They gave up a season-high 35 points in the loss to Kansas and will need to do a better job if they want to get the win.

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The Blue Devils have looked good offensively so far, scoring at least 30 points in three of their last four games. They have a balanced attack and they’re in the top 45 in the country when it comes to throwing and running the ball. For their part, the Cavaliers have done well defensively, but they struggled against the two offenses they played, especially when it comes to stopping the pass, so expect them to have a hard time slowing down the Blue Devils in this game. The Cavaliers have struggled offensively. They don’t throw the ball well, but they have a decent running game that is averaging 170 yards per game. Unfortunately for them, the Blue Devils have been great against the run, so expect them to stack the box and force the Cavaliers to beat them through the air, which won’t happen, so go with Duke to cover the spread.

Prediction: Duke Blue Devils -3

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The Cavaliers are averaging 18.3 points per game and 11.5 points per game on the road. They averaged 44.6 points per game in their last three games against the Blue Devils. They run the ball well and they’re facing the 34th-best run defense in the country and a team that is giving up 10 points per game at home, so expect them to be held under their average in this game. The Blue Devils are averaging 34.3 points per game and 39.5 points per game at home. They averaged 11.3 points per game in their last three games against the Cavaliers. They throw the ball well and will move the ball against the Cavaliers, who are giving up 19.3 points per game, but they won’t score enough points to push the score over the total. The Blue Devils and Cavaliers played under the total in four of their last six meetings.

Prediction: Under 49
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu , "Bosun Akinpelu"

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