LINE: Duke -7, o/u: 44.5
POINT TOTAL PICK: Under
It’s never, ever fun to go with an under on a low 44.5 point total, but this should be one of those moments to grit your teeth and give it a shot.
The Duke defense gave up 31 points a few weeks ago to Virginia Tech – and the point total was still just 45.
The Blue Devil date with Baylor got up there, but that was Baylor – it got the game moving with a quick tempo. So far in the five Duke FBS games, four of them have been under 50 points.
Virginia should oblige to shorten the game, grind it out, and keep the score low.
The NC State game got a bit out of hand in a 35-21 Wolfpack win, and the miserable Ohio defense gave up 45 to the Cavaliers. But Virginia should hang around 20 points at most, Duke isn’t going to go off for more than 24 – the Cavaliers have allowed 20 points or fewer in four of the six games – and this should be a low-scoring, interesting battle.