Miami vs. Duke fearless prediction and game preview.
Miami vs. Duke Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 30
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC
Miami (6-5) vs. Duke (4-7) Game Preview
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Why Miami Will Win
Duke seems to have moved on from this whole playing college football thing for 2019.
The team was doing just fine with a 4-2 start, and then the wheels came off on offense, the defense couldn’t make up for it, and now it’s on a five-game losing streak.
The problem? Three words …
Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers.
They were a problem to start the season, they stopped for a little while, and then they started flowing again and haven’t stopped.
In the seven losses this year, Duke has given the ball away an impressive 25 times. Against FBS teams it’s 3-0 when it doesn’t give up any turnovers, but …
It’s Turnover Chain time.
Miami is painfully inconsistent, but it’s also terrific when it decides it wants to play focused and angry. After the loss to FIU last week – the Canes were -3 in turnover margin – get ready for that all to flip.
Be stunned if the Canes aren’t at least a +2.
Why Duke Will Win
It’s not like the Blue Devils are facing Stephen F. Austin.
Miami’s running game was spotty to begin with, and now it doesn’t have leading rusher DeeJay Dallas, who suffered an injury in the loss to FIU.
The ground game hasn’t hit 200 yards this season against an FBS team, and it failed to hit 100 yards in a run of five games in six. Even worse, the Canes haven’t rushed for multiple scores in and game so far against an FBSer.
Considering the run D has been an issue this season for Duke, it’s getting a break. It’s also getting a week off from worrying about third down conversions.
Miami was already miserable on the money downs, and then it converted just one of ten tries against FIU last week. On the year, the Canes are second-worst in college football on third downs, converting just 27% of the time.
What’s Going To Happen
This would’ve been the perfect spot for Duke to snap out of it and play like it did earlier in the season … except for that Miami loss to FIU.
The Canes will get a 300-yard passing game from Jarren Williams – without all the mistakes he made against FIU – and the defense will rise up on the road with a dominant performance.
At least, it’ll dominate when it comes to the takeaways.
Miami vs. Duke Prediction, Line
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