What Is The Miami vs Duke Line?Noah Williams
The ACC will try to steal the show on Friday night when the unbeaten No. 14 Miami Hurricanes and Duke Blue Devils square off. The Week 5 college football betting line favors Miami by 7.5-points over Duke. The over/under is at 56 points. Kick-off is Friday, September 29 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The Friday night game is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s television package.
“I don’t like the fact that Friday night football exists because it should be for high schools,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said to the Raleigh News & Observer. “I apologize to all of the high school programs. But if we are going to do it, and do it contractually, we need to do it right.”
Miami Hurricanes Vs. Duke Blue Devils Line & Pick
What: No. 14 Miami Hurricanes (2-0) at Duke Blue Devils (4-0)
When: Friday, September 29, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Wallace Wade Stadium
Stadium: Durham, NC
Spread: Miami -7.5
Moneyline: Miami -275 vs Duke +235
Game Total: 56
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Miami vs Duke
Why Bet The Miami Hurricanes To Beat The Blue Devils
After two games, the Hurricanes have flashed their unstoppable offense. Miami is coming off a 52-30 victory over Toledo in its first game in three weeks following the cancellation of one game (Sept. 9 at Arkansas State) and postponement of another (Sept. 16 at Florida State) because of the threat of Hurricane Irma.They are averaging 571.0 total yards and 46.5 points per game after two wins over the Rockets and Bethune-Cookman.
Junior RB Mark Walton is the centerpiece of this offense. He is averaging 13.0 rushing yards per carry. Walton recorded 148 yards, and two touchdowns on 16 carries against Bethune-Cookman in week one. He followed his performance by putting 204 rushing yards and a score in only 11 touches against Toledo.
Duke will have their hands full trying to contain one of the most underrated tailbacks in the nation.
Why Bet The Duke Blue Devils To Beat The Hurricanes
The unranked Blue Devils gave Cutcliffe the 100th victory of his coaching career last week, 27-17 at North Carolina.
The last time these teams met at Durham, in 2015, the game produced one of the wildest finishes in college football history. Miami, which had fired Al Golden earlier in the week, was playing its first game under interim coach Larry Scott, and the Hurricanes won 30-27 on a 91-yard kickoff return that featured eight laterals as time ran out.
The Blue Devils averaging 40.5 points and 470.5 total yards per game through 4. Duke sophomore quarterback Daniel Jones is in his second season as the starter. He has passed for 904 yards this season, completing 61.9 percent of his 139 attempts with only two interceptions.
Cutcliffe, who coached Peyton Manning as an assistant at Tennessee and Eli Manning as the head coach at Ole Miss, sees an NFL future for Jones.
“He’s got the size (6-foot-5, 215 pounds), he’s got the arm strength, he’s got the mentality, he’s got the toughness,” Cutcliffe said before the season. “And this guy can run.”
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Hurricanes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games.
- Hurricanes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.
- Blue Devils are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
- Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a home underdog.
Miami Vs. Duke Week 5 Betting Analysis
Miami has won 12 of the last 14 games against Duke, including last season’s 40-21 win in Durham. The Hurricanes’ rushing power will wear down the Blue Devils for the win. Take Miami to cover the spread.