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    Star runner Jordan Waters and the Duke Blue Devils (3-0) play the UConn Huskies (0-3) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.

    The Blue Devils are expected to win by at least two touchdowns (currently -21.5) versus the Huskies. The over/under for this matchup is 48 points.

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    Game Info for Duke vs. UConn

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
    • Location: East Hartford, Connecticut
    • Stadium: Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
    Duke vs UConn Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Duke -21.5 -111 -109 48 -109 -111 -2958 +1125

    Duke Pick Insights

    • Duke has covered the spread twice in two games this season.
    • In Duke’s two games with a set total, one has hit the over (50%).

    Duke Stats & Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Duke ranks 36th in the FBS with 458.7 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 40th in total defense (300.7 yards allowed per contest).
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Duke has been a top-25 unit, ranking fifth-best by surrendering just 9.3 points per game. The offense ranks 40th (36 points per game).
    • Duke sports the 86th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (216 passing yards per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 11th-best with only 153 passing yards allowed per game.
    • On offense, Duke has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking fifth-best in the FBS by compiling 242.7 per game. The Blue Devils rank 90th on defense (147.7 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Duke sports the 41st-ranked third-down offense this season (46.9% third-down conversion rate), but has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 20th-worst with a 47.7% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With six forced turnovers (25th in the FBS) against three turnovers committed (32nd in the FBS), Duke’s +3 turnover margin is the 22nd-best in college football.

    Duke’s Best Players

    • Riley Leonard leads Duke with 530 yards (176.7 ypg) on 44-of-65 passing with one touchdown and zero interceptions this season. He also has 208 rushing yards on 25 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Waters, has carried the ball 32 times for 240 yards (80 per game), scoring five times. He’s also caught four passes for 56 yards.
    • Jalon Calhoun’s leads his squad with 182 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 14 receptions (out of 21 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Jordan Moore has hauled in 12 receptions totaling 160 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Nicky Dalmolin has hauled in six grabs for 80 yards, an average of 26.7 yards per game.
    • Aaron Hall has collected 1.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording six tackles.
    • Duke’s top-tackler, Chandler Rivers, has 20 tackles this year.
    • Myles Jones leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording six tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended.

    UConn Betting Insights

    • UConn is 1-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • None of UConn’s three games with a set total this year have gone over the total.

    UConn Pick Insights

    • UConn ranks 18th-worst in total yards per game (314), but it has been better defensively, ranking 83rd in the FBS with 374 total yards allowed per contest.
    • UConn ranks ninth-worst in points per game (15), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 91st in the FBS with 27.7 points allowed per contest.
    • From an offensive perspective, UConn is putting up 186.3 passing yards per contest (106th-ranked). It ranks 41st in the FBS defensively (194.3 passing yards allowed per game).
    • UConn ranks 97th in rushing yards per game (127.7), but it has been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS with 179.7 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, UConn is generating a 43.8% third-down conversion rate (58th-ranked). It ranks 89th in the FBS defensively (42.2% third-down rate allowed).
    • UConn has forced one turnover this season and have turned it over four times, leading to a -3 turnover margin that is 23rd-worst in the FBS.

    UConn’s Best Players

    • Ta’Quan Roberson has thrown for 386 yards (128.7 per game) while completing 54.8% of his passes and collecting three touchdown passes with one interception this season.
    • DeVontae Houston has rushed 33 times for 159 yards. He’s also tacked on four catches for 59 yards and one touchdown.
    • Victor Rosa has run for 150 yards across 28 attempts, scoring two touchdowns.
    • Brett Buckman has racked up 174 receiving yards on 16 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Cameron Ross has racked up 112 receiving yards (37.3 yards per game) on 10 receptions.
    • Justin Joly has racked up 109 reciving yards (36.3 ypg) this season.
    • Tui Faumuina-Brown has racked up one sack to pace the team, while also picking up two TFL and eight tackles.
    • UConn’s leading tackler, Jackson Mitchell, has 26 tackles, one TFL, and 0.5 sacks this year.

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