[12:30 PM] Virginia @ Duke

Who will WIN this matchup?

Virginia Cavaliers (1-3)

@ Duke Blue Devils (2-2)


Current odds:

Virginia Cavaliers: (+163)

Duke Blue Devils: (-185)


ESPN simulations have Duke as 66.3% favorites to win the game.

67% of sports bets are currently on Duke to win as (-185) favorites.

Duke is coming off a massive road win but will be forced to contend with another serious injury when it hosts Virginia in ACC action on Saturday. The Blue Devils, who won 38-35 at Notre Dame last Saturday to snap a two-game slide, lost safety and fifth-year captain DeVon Edwards to a torn ACL and MCL, which will end his college career.

The Cavaliers dropped their first three games before picking up a 49-35 victory over Central Michigan last week, and own a 34-33 all-time series advantage.

Coach Bronco Mendenhall finally picked up his first win at the helm in Charlottesville and he was pleased to see improvement under center, as Kurt Benkert stepped up his game in a big way. The junior transfer was 27-of-43 for a school-record 421 yards and five touchdowns, pacing an offense that had seven touchdown drives that took under four minutes to complete.

Cavaliers RB Taquan Mizzell (161 career receptions) needs two catches to grab sole possession of second place on the school’s all-time list.

The Blue Devils are 12th in the ACC in third-down conversions (37.7 percent), while the Cavaliers are 13th (36.7).


StreakSmarts Pick: Duke Blue Devils

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick