Louisville vs Duke Prediction NCAAF Picks 10/28

Louisville vs Duke Prediction NCAAF Picks 10/28

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NCAAF Predictions: Duke Blue Devils vs. Louisville Cardinals

The upcoming clash between the Duke Blue Devils and the Louisville Cardinals is set to be a thrilling ACC matchup. We provide expert analysis and predictions, explaining our final prediction.

Game Information

The game is scheduled for October 28, 2023, at 12:30 PM, hosted at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY. You can catch the action live on ESPN, with a game-time temperature of 56 degrees. Louisville is currently favored by 6 points, and the over/under is set at 46 points.

 

Duke Blue Devils

Season Overview

The Duke Blue Devils come into this game with a strong 5-2 season record, making them a formidable opponent. Quarterback R. Leonard has thrown for 981 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. The Blue Devils have a balanced attack led by J. Waters, who has 465 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns, and J. Calhoun, contributing 379 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.

Team Stats

Duke has been averaging 371.6 total yards per game, with 173.3 passing yards and 198.3 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed an average of 315.9 total yards per game, which showcases their ability to compete in high-stakes games.

Recent Performance

In their last five games, Duke secured notable wins against NCSU, UConn, and Northwestern. They are a team in excellent form and are poised to pose a strong challenge to the Louisville Cardinals.

 

Louisville Cardinals

Season Overview

The Louisville Cardinals are also in good form with a 6-1 season record. Quarterback J. Plummer has thrown for 1,901 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. J. Jordan has been a key contributor with 661 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns, while J. Thrash has excelled in the receiving department with 639 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Team Stats

Louisville boasts an average of 462.0 total yards per game, including 285.7 passing yards and 176.3 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed an average of 317.9 total yards per game, setting the stage for a competitive matchup against Duke.

Recent Performance

Louisville has performed well recently, securing victories against Notre Dame and NC State. However, they faced a tough loss against Pittsburgh in their last outing. This suggests that their matchup against Duke may be closely contested.

 

Prediction: 

As two formidable ACC teams face off, Duke's recent performance and balanced offense make them well-equipped to cover the +6 points spread. Duke's well-rounded attack, led by R. Leonard and J. Waters, has been effective this season.

The Blue Devils' defense has also showcased its ability to limit opponents, which could create a challenge for Louisville's offense. While Louisville is a strong team, Duke's performance and recent wins make them a strong candidate to cover the spread, even if they don't secure a victory.

Don't miss the thrilling ACC showdown between the Duke Blue Devils and the Louisville Cardinals on October 28, 2023, at Cardinal Stadium. Duke's strong form makes them a team to watch, and they are poised to cover the +6 points spread in this exciting matchup.

Pick: Duke to Cover +6 Points Spread

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