Duke vs. Miami Total Prediction

Miami Hurricanes vs. Duke Blue Devils, 11/3/18 Predictions & Preview

Are Miami and Duke set to find themselves in a low-scoring game tonight at 7PM ET, or will the two have an offensive breakout in this ACC clash?

Game Snapshot & Odds

339 Duke at 340 Miami

Saturday, November 3, 2018

7PM ET – Hard Rock Stadium

TV: ESPN2

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Miami is favored at home in this game, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -8.5 points against Duke. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 50.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent going on Duke on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Miami slipping

Miami has lost back-to-back games to Virginia and Boston College over the last few weeks. The Hurricanes are now 5-3 on the season, 2-2 in the ACC, 3-5 against the spread and 5-3 with the over. Miami has hit the under in its last two games as well.

The Canes have been a pretty good defense this year, allowing just 19.3 points and 261.5 yards per game. Their run defense has been a little suspect, giving up 120.8 yards per game. On offense, Miami is putting up 34.5 points and 387.6 yards per contest. Malik Rosier has thrown for 931 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions while also rushing for six touchdowns. Travis Homer is the team’s leading rusher with 569 yards and a score.

Duke struggling

Duke is coming off back-to-back losses to Virginia and Pittsburgh and has suffered three losses in four games. The Blue Devils are now 5-3 on the season, 1-3 in the ACC, 4-4 against the spread and 4-4 with the over/under. Duke has hit the under in three of its last four games.

The Blue Devils are not as strong on defense as usual this season, allowing 23.5 points and 388.8 yards per game. Their run defense is giving up 188.1 yards per contest. Offensively, Duke is averaging 31.6 points and 409.9 yards per game. Daniel Jones has thrown for 1,457 yards and 13 touchdowns this year to lead the team while Deon Jackson has rushed for 534 yards and five scores.

College Football Betting Trends

Miami

Miami has hit the over in five of their last six home games, but have hit the under in 10 of their last 13 ACC games.

Duke

The Blue Devils have hit the under in 10 of their last 12 conference games and in eight of their last 11 against a winning team.

Prediction:

Both teams have been inconsistent on offense this year and pride themselves on being able to bring some physicality to the defensive end of the field. While Duke found itself in a major shootout last week, I expect this to be more like the low-scoring games we have seen from the Blue Devils previously. Miami doesn’t have an offense that has found much consistency and I expect Duke to be able to provide enough resistance. Duke also doesn’t have an offense that should overwhelm Miami, which has kept its last seven opponents to 27 or less.

College Football Prediction: Duke/Miami Under 50.5

Related: Duke vs. Miami Spread Prediction

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