Louisville at Duke: 11/18/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

Duke Blue Devils (3-7) vs Louisville Cardinals (5-5)

Game Info: Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium)

Betting Odds: Duke Blue Devils +19.5 -- Over/Under: 60.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Louisville Cardinals and Duke Blue Devils face off on Thursday in an ACC college football showdown at Wallace Wade Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2016, it was Louisville that won 24-14. 

The Louisville Cardinals come into this game with a 5-5 record overall and they are coming off an impressive win. In the last game against Syracuse, the offense was impressive scoring 41 points, and the defense gave up three points. Louisville is averaging 30 points while their defense is giving up 25 points per game. Under center for Louisville is Malik Cunningham who has thrown for 2,268 yards, 13 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 709 yards and 16 touchdowns. In this game the offense is going to have another big game, and try to get close to that 40 point mark again. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Duke Blue Devils who sit with a 3-7 record overall and they have lost six games in a row. In the last game against Virginia Tech it was again the defense that gave up 48 points and that led to the loss. Duke is averaging 24.2 points while the defense is giving up 36.8 points per game. One of the big questions heading into this game is the status of quarterback Gunnar Holmberg who is dealing with a rib injury and it’s unclear if he will be able to go in this game. Riley Leonard and Jordan Moore both played in the last game, and both guys could get playing time again in this game. 

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Louisville is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games against teams with a losing record. Duke is 4-1 against the spread in the last five home games. The under is 4-1 in Louisville’s last five games overall. The over is 4-1 in Duke’s last five home games. 

Louisville is a strong offensive team and their defense looked really good in the last game. I expect the same is going to happen in this game,and Duke’s offense is going to be a big problem in this game. Back Louisville against the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Louisville -19.5

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