Free Week 2 Prediction: Wildcats vs Blue Devils Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) Northwestern Wildcats vs. Duke Blue Devils (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 10:00 pm EST
Venue: Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Wildcats -2
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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it’s a big early season showdown on Saturday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The Northwestern Wildcats make the trip to take on the Duke Blue Devils.
Both of these teams won their opening week game, and will look to move to 2-0 in this one. The all time series is led 10-8 by the Wildcats including winning the last three match ups.
The Northwestern Wildcats have really high hopes for this season, but they had quite the scare in week one. They did end up beating the Nevada Wolfpack by a final score of 31-20, but it really was a lot closer then that.
The Wolfpack actually led 20-17 with ten minutes left to go in the game, but the Wildcats were able to real off two straight touchdowns to come out of the game ahead.
One of the really bright spots for this game was at the quarterback position though. Clayton Thorson looks like he has taken that step forward that they really needed him to take.
He finished the game with 352 yards passing and two touchdowns. He did also have one interception but for the most part he made the right decisions for most of the game.
To win this game the Wildcats need to have another good game from Thorson. There was times last year where he could not get anything going, and if that is the case the Wildcats might be leaving Durham with a 1-1 record.
Duke Blue Devils
On the other side of this match up is the Duke Blue Devils who had a pretty easy victory in week one against an FCS school.
North Carolina Central came to town and they won by a final score of 60-7. They can’t read too much into that game though because last year they won by almost the same score and they struggled a lot the rest of the year.
The Blue Devils are led by sophomore quarterback Daniel Jones who looked good during game one. He threw for 213 yards and two touchdowns while competing 76 percent of his passes.
To win this game the Blue Devils are going to have step up their game from the first game. They just need to put that game behind them, and they can’t just feel like that was good enough because they won.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Wildcats are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. ACC.
- Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
- Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Duke.
- Underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
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The Northwestern Wildcats have the advantage all over the field, but the biggest advantage is at quarterback and I think that will be the difference.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Wildcats -2
Thorson will attack the Blue Devils defense early and often and will be able to leave Durham happy.
I don’t think this game will really be all that close with Northwestern winning this one pretty easily.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Wildcats 27 – Duke 14
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