Northwestern vs. Duke Odds
No. 23 Northwestern looks to validate its new ranking on Saturday when it hits the road to face Duke at 12:30PM ET on ESPN3.
According to oddsmakers at GTBets, Duke is the favorite at home, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -3.5 points against Northwestern on Saturday. The over/under total is listed at 49 points. Northwestern has won six of its last seven meetings with Duke, but the Blue Devils have covered the spread in three of the last four in this series.
Northwestern is 2-0 on the season, 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 with the under. The Wildcats opened the year with a 16-6 win over Stanford at home and then followed that up with a 41-0 win over Eastern Illinois. Northwestern is averaging 413 yards of offense while allowing just 189 yards to opponents. The Wildcats have been led by Justin Jackson, who has rushed for 212 yards and one touchdown while Clayton Thorson has thrown for 257 yards and one score.
Duke is also 2-0 on the season, 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 with the under. The Blue Devils have outscored their opponents 92-7 thus far, beating Tulane 37-7 and North Carolina Central 55-0. Duke is putting up 592.5 yards per game on offense thus far while allowing 228.5 yards per game to opponents. The Blue Devils quarterback, Thomas Sirk, has thrown for 604 yards and five touchdowns to lead the offense while also rushing for 154 yards and a touchdown.