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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 very big favorites (currently -21.5) in their game versus the Huskies, with the over/under being 45.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Blue Devils are -1924 and the Huskies are +989.)

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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 -109 -111 45.5 -110 -110 -1924 +989

    Duke Pick Insights

    • Duke is 2-0-0 against the spread this season.
    • One of Duke’s two games with a set total has hit the over (50%).

    Duke Stats & Insights

    • Duke ranks 36th in total offense (458.7 yards per game) and 40th in total defense (300.7 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Defensively, Duke has been a top-25 unit, ranking fifth-best by surrendering only 9.3 points per game. The offense ranks 40th (36 points per game).
    • Duke ranks 86th in passing yards this year (216 per game), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking 11th-best in the FBS with 153 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Offensively, Duke has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking fifth-best in the FBS by totaling 242.7 per game. The Blue Devils rank 90th on defense (147.7 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks 20th-worst in the FBS (47.7% third-down conversion rate), Duke has played better on the other side of the ball, ranking 41st in the FBS by putting up a 46.9% third-down percentage.
    • 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 has been a dual threat for Duke so far this season. He has 530 passing yards, completing 67.7% of his passes and tossing one touchdown pass this season. He’s rushed for 208 yards (69.3 ypg) on 25 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Waters has 240 rushing yards on 32 carries with five touchdowns. He’s also added four catches for 56 yards (18.7 per game).
    • Jalon Calhoun’s leads his squad with 182 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 14 catches (out of 21 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Jordan Moore has caught 12 passes for 160 yards (53.3 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Nicky Dalmolin has been the target of eight passes and compiled six grabs for 80 yards, an average of 26.7 yards per contest.
    • Aaron Hall has 1.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has six tackles.
    • Chandler Rivers is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s racked up 20 tackles.
    • Myles Jones has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has six tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended to his name.

    UConn Betting Insights

    • UConn is 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • UConn has not hit the over on a point total in three games with a set over/under.

    UConn Pick Insights

    • UConn’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, registering 314 total yards per game, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 83rd with 374 total yards allowed per contest.
    • UConn’s offense has been bottom-25 this season, compiling 15 points per game, which ranks ninth-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 91st with 27.7 points ceded per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, UConn is compiling 186.3 passing yards per game (106th-ranked). It ranks 41st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (194.3 passing yards given up per game).
    • UConn has been struggling against the run, ranking 19th-worst with 179.7 rushing yards given up per game. It has been more productive on offense, regstering 127.7 rushing yards per contest (97th-ranked).
    • From an offensive angle, UConn is generating a 43.8% third-down conversion percentage (58th-ranked). It ranks 89th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (42.2% third-down rate allowed).
    • UConn has not done well in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of -3 is 23rd-worst in the FBS.

    UConn’s Best Players

    • Ta’Quan Roberson has 386 passing yards, or 128.7 per game, so far this season. He has completed 54.8% of his passes and has recorded three touchdowns with one interception.
    • DeVontae Houston has run the ball 33 times for 159 yards. He’s also tacked on four catches for 59 yards and one touchdown.
    • Victor Rosa has collected 150 yards (on 28 attempts) with two touchdowns.
    • Brett Buckman’s 174 receiving yards (58 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 16 receptions on 22 targets with one touchdown.
    • Cameron Ross has totaled 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 collected one sack to pace the team, while also picking up two TFL and eight tackles.
    • Jackson Mitchell is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 26 tackles, one TFL, and 0.5 sacks.

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