10 Best College Football Predictions Against The Spread: Week 5

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10 Best College Football Predictions Against The Spread: Week 5

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10 Best College Football Predictions Against The Spread: Week 5

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1. Virginia Tech at Duke

LINE: Virginia Tech -12
ATS PICK: Virginia Tech
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And finally, at the end of the theme-week, how much do you want to go against what you’ve seen with Duke so far?

The defense has a whole lot of talent on the starting 11, but it’s not holding up well with an offense that can’t stop giving the ball away.

Middle Tennessee are both a -6 in turnover margin so far, and Louisville is at -5. Everyone else is -4 or better.

Duke is -9.

The Blue Devils have given the ball away 14 times in three games, there’s no running game, and the defense has allowed 262 passing yards or more in every game so far.

The Blue Devils lost by 20 to a Boston College team that needed a walk-off field go to survive Texas State, and it got whacked by 18 against a Virginia team in its opener.

On the other side, Virginia Tech was a mess.

It had virus issues, was missing a bulk of players, and against NC State was down to its third-string quarterback for a stretch. And it won by 21 points helped by a defense that forced two takeaways.

Ever since beating Georgia Tech 41-23 in the middle of last year, Duke has gone 1-8, losing by 12 or more in six of those games.

But that 12 …

Until they show you something else, believe that these are your 2020 Duke Blue Devils.

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