Canceled: Florida State at Duke: 12/5/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Duke Blue Devils (2-7) vs Florida State Seminoles (2-6)
Game Info: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at TBD (Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium)
Betting Odds: Duke Blue Devils -3 -- Over/Under: 60.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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This game has been canceled.
The Florida State Seminoles will travel to Wallace Wade Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils this Saturday in College Football action.
The Florida State Seminoles have had their last two games postponed due to Covid-19 and come into this game with an overall record of 2-6 (1-6 ACC) on the season after being defeated by the NC State Wolfpack, 38-22, on November 14th. Florida State had no answers on the defensive end for the Wolf Pack’s passing attack and could not fight back after falling behind by a 28-3 margin early in the 3rd quarter. Florida State was outgained by NC State by a 413-347 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Seminoles was WR Ontaria Wilson who had 7 receptions for 117 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Florida State is averaging 22.0 ppg on 381.0 total yards per game (196.6 passing yds/g; 184.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Florida State has been led by QB Jordan Travis who has completed 52.2% of his passes for 864 yards, 4 TD & 5 INT. Travis is also the leading rusher for the Seminoles with 469 rushing yards & 6 TD’s on 85 carries. Travis missed the Seminoles game against Clemson but should be back and starting after the Seminoles lost Chubba Purdy for the season. Also, in the backfield for the Seminoles have been RB La’Damian Webb (69 att, 369 yards, 3 TD) and RB Jashaun Corbin (65 att, 329 yards, 2 TD). The top receiving threats for Florida State have been Ontaria Wilson (28 rec, 332 yards, 2 TD), Tamorrion Terry (23 rec, 289 yards, TD), Camren McDonald (22 rec, 248 yards, 2 TD), and Keyshawn Helton (14 rec, 119 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Florida State is allowing their opponents to average 36.1 ppg on 464.3 total yards per game (270.8 passing yds/g; 193.5 rushing yds/g).
The Duke Blue Devils dropped to 2-7 (1-7 ACC) on the season after being defeated by the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 56-33, this past Saturday. Duke once against struggled with turnovers and allowed Georgia Tech to pull away after scoring 21 unanswered points to close out the game. Duke was outgained by Georgia Tech by a 523-382 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 5-3 margin. Leading the way for the Blue Devils was QB Chase Brice who completed 19 of 40 passes for 273 yards, 2 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Duke is averaging 26.4 ppg on 400.3 total yards per game (242.2 passing yds/g; 158.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Duke has been led by the RB duo of Mataeo Durant (97 att, 642 yards, 7 TD) and Deon Jackson (138 att, 634 yards, 4 TD). QB Chase Brice has completed 53.5% of his passes for 1,995 yards, 9 TD, & 13 INT. The top receiving threats for the Blue Devils have been Jake Bobo (26 rec, 313 yards, TD), Jalon Calhoun (29 rec, 307 yards, 2 TD), Jarett Garner (13 rec, 274 yards, 2 TD), and Noah Gray (27 rec, 261 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Duke is allowing their opponents to average of 35.0 ppg on 427.4 total yards per game (227.3 passing yds/g; 200.1 rushing yds/g).
The Seminoles are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games, however, are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. Duke. The Blue Devils are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games, however, are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 December games.
This game is going to be more about who can make less mistakes as both teams have really struggled with turnovers and bad defense this season. Duke has an incredible -13 turnover margin this season, however, when they haven’t turned the ball over, they have been decent and as Florida State has showed absolutely nothing on the road this season (0-4 w/ average loss by 26.5 ppg), I think the play here is to take Duke to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!