At 12:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th, the Panthers travel to take on the Blue Devils. This CFB week 13 matchup will take place at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham with ACCN carrying television coverage. The Blue Devils are set as 6 point favorites at home in this Atlantic Coast showdown. Can they pull off a home win and cover the spread?
PITTSBURGH PANTHERS VS DUKE BLUE DEVILS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Pittsburgh Panthers +6
This game will be played at Wallace Wade Stadium at 12:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE PITTSBURGH PANTHERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 25-19 in favor of Duke.
- Even though we have Duke winning straight-up, we like Pittsburgh at +6.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 42.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 44 points.
Does Pittsburgh Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
This season, the Pittsburgh Panthers are currently 3-8. So far this season, they have played five road games and five at home.
Pittsburgh’s average scoring differential for the season is -6.8 leading to an ATS mark of 3-7. The Panthers have been favored five times and the underdog in five games
So far this season, the average over/under line for Pittsburgh’s games has been 44.8 points. The Panthers have an over/under record of 6-4 heading into this week’s game.
Heading into their matchup vs. Duke, the Panthers’ offense is averaging 109 rushing yards per game, along with 3 yards per attempt. They currently hold the 109th rank in rushing yards and 82nd rank in passing yards, amassing an average of 211.5 yards per game. In terms of scoring, Pittsburgh is at 20.3 points per game, which is 88th in the NCAA.
Pittsburgh comes into the game 109th in points allowed, allowing 27.1 points per game. Teams have been gaining 208.1 passing yards on average against them (63rd). Against the run, they’re giving up 159.2 yards, placing them 99th in college football.
Will the Blue Devils Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?
With a 6-5 record, the Duke Blue Devils take on Pittsburgh. Their road record so far is (1-3) and at home (4-1).
Duke has gone into five games as the favorite this season and four games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 4-5.
Across 11 games, the average over/under line in Duke’s matchups is 47.7 points. These games have seen an average combined score of 47.4 points, resulting in an OU record of 5-4.
As they prepare to face the Pittsburgh, the Blue Devils’ offense is averaging 177.8 rushing yards per game and 5 yards per attempt. Nationally, they are 41st in rushing yards and 111th in passing yards, on an average of 175.3 yards per matchup. Duke has averaged 27.5 points per game so far. This figure places them 57th in the nation.
This season, the Blue Devils’ defense has allowed 156.3 rushing yards per game, ranking 121st. Opponents average 203.1 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks have put together a passer rating of 79.9 against Duke. They hold the 84th position in NCAA points allowed.