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How and what to watch for Charlotte vs. Duke

The Blue Devils have struggled through six games and now will play host to a Charlotte team with momentum.

Head coach David Cutcliffe of the Duke Blue Devils in the second half during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers on September 26, 2020 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images

Two North Carolina schools will take a break from conference action this week to do battle when the Duke Blue Devils return from a bye to welcome the Charlotte 49ers to Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham.

2020 has not been to kind to the the Blue Devils, as they fell to 1-5 on the season with a 31-20 loss at NC State two weeks. ago. Quarterback Chase Brice threw three interceptions in the setback, adding to the ever growing pile of turnovers the Blue Devils have mounted. They’ve compiled a nation-worst 22 giveaways through six games.

Meanwhile, Charlotte has a little bit of momentum on their side after scoring back-to-back Conference USA victories over North Texas and UTEP. Running back Aaron McAllister bolstered the 49ers with a pair of touchdowns in the 38-28 win over the Miners last Saturday.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Charlotte vs. Duke on Saturday, October 31st at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN3 (online only), and you can stream it via the ESPN app with a with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Charlotte at Duke (-10.5)
Point Total: O/U 56
Money line: Charlotte (+310), Duke (-420)

  • Duke has failed to cover the spread in seven of its last eight October games as a home favorite.
  • Nine of Duke’s last 10 games as a favorite have gone over the total.

The Best Bet

Per Bill Connelly’s latest SP+ rankings this week, these two schools are in the same neighborhood with Charlotte clocking in at 85 and Duke checking in at 91.

As a relatively new program to FBS, Charlotte will be motivated to take down an established in-state ACC foe and they stand a good chance of doing so against a Duke team’s whose offense has looked horrendous.

Pick: Charlotte +10.5

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