The Northwestern Wildcats (1-1) will battle the Duke Blue Devils (1-1) at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The Blue Devils (on the moneyline to win) and the Wildcats ( ) take to the field on September 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM ET on ACCN. Sportsbooks have listed the contest’s point total at .
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Northwestern Vs. Duke Odds
|Duke (+2.5)||Over (49)|
Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.
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Team Stat Comparison
|22.5 (97)||Points Per Game||36.5 (38)|
|22.0 (62)||Points Per Game Against||24.0 (78)|
|170.5 (101)||Pass Yards||255.5 (45)|
|161.5 (34)||Pass Yards Against||190.0 (58)|
|163.0 (66)||Rush Yards||251.0 (17)|
|178.5 (94)||Rush Yards Against||181.0 (96)|
|1 (20)||Giveaways||2 (52)|
|1 (86)||Takeaways||0 (113)|
Northwestern Vs. Duke Betting Insights
Northwestern Stats And Trends
- Northwestern hasn’t won a game against the spread this season.
- The Wildcats have no wins ATS (0-2) as a 2.5-point favorite or greater this season.
- The over/under in this game is 49 points, 3.5 higher than the average total in Wildcats games this season.
Recent Head-To-Head Matchups
Duke holds a 2-0 advantage over Northwestern in the past two matchups between these two squads. Duke outscored Northwestern 62-24 in those two head-to-head matchups.
Duke Stats And Trends
- Duke has one win against the spread this year.
- The average total points scored in Blue Devils games this year (49) is 9.5 points higher than the total for this matchup.
Northwestern Players To Watch
- Hunter Johnson has thrown for 341 yards (170.5 ypg) to lead Northwestern, completing 66.1% of his passes and collecting four touchdown passes and one interception this season.
- The team’s top rusher, Evan Hull, has carried the ball 31 times for 213 yards (106.5 per game), with two touchdowns this year.
- This season Anthony Tyus III has racked up 18 carries for 84 yards (42.0 per game).
- Stephon Robinson’s 95 receiving yards (47.5 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s registered nine receptions and one touchdown.
- Bryce Kirtz has reeled in eight passes for 93 yards (46.5 yards per game) this year.
- Malik Washington’s five receptions have yielded 59 yards (29.5 ypg) and one touchdown.
Duke Players To Watch
- Gunnar Holmberg leads Duke with 498 passing yards (249.0 ypg) on 40-of-56 passing with one touchdown compared to zero interceptions this season. He also adds 24 rushing yards (12.0 ypg) on 14 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
- The team’s top rusher, Mataeo Durant, has carried the ball 44 times for 296 yards (148.0 per game), with six touchdowns this year. He’s proven to be a dual threat, racking up 65 receiving yards (32.5 per game) on four catches.
- This season Jordan Waters has piled up 74 yards (37.0 per game) on eight attempts, while also catching two passes for 40 yards (20.0 per game) and one touchdown.
- Jake Bobo’s 178 receiving yards (89.0 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 16 receptions.
- Jalon Calhoun has racked up 123 receiving yards (61.5 yards per game), hauling in nine passes this year.