Where: Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC
When: Saturday, November 16, 4:00 PM. ET.
The Duke Blue Devils will be trying to snap their three-game losing streak when they take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday afternoon.
Orange Going For First ACC WinThe Orange have struggled in conference play this season, losing all five contests against ACC teams. They will be trying to snap their current losing streak and pick up their first conference win of the season when they play the Blue Devils on Saturday.
Syracuse was embarrassed defensively in their last game, giving up 691 total yards at home against Boston College. The poor defensive performance led to the team parting ways with its defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. With the Blue Devils expected to try to exploit their poor run defense, the Orange will have to play significantly better than they did against the Eagles if they want to pick up the win.
Offensively, the Orange are a decent team, averaging 24.1 points per game. They have done well throwing the ball, averaging 252 passing yards per game, which is 44th in the country.
Tommy DeVito has been the key to Syracuse’s offensive success, completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,075 yards, 15 touchdowns, and five interceptions. They will need a big game from him to beat the Blue Devils.
Blue Devils Going For Fourth Consecutive Win Over OrangeThe Blue Devils have dominated the Orange in recent years and have won the last three meetings between the two teams. They will try to make it four wins in a row when they renew their rivalry with the Orange on Saturday.
Duke has played well offensively, averaging 27.1 points per game. They have the 73rd ranked ground game in the country and will try to exploit Syracuse’s run defense, which gave up over 400 yards in their last game.
Deon Jackson has been Duke’s top runner this season, leading the team with 539 yards and five touchdowns. Expect a big game from him if the Orange struggle to stop the run.
The Blue Devils haven’t been great on the defensive edn, giving up 27.1 points per game. They have played well against the pass, holding opponents to 203.8 passing yards per game and will need to keep playing well to keep Syracuse’s offense in check.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Syracuse is:
- 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games.
- 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- 1-4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Duke is:
- 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.
- 21-10 ATS in their last 31 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.