Duke at Miami football week 8 best bets and predictions

Nov 30, 2019; Durham, NC, USA; Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 30, 2019; Durham, NC, USA; Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team hosts Duke on Saturday as a 9.5-point favorite per Fan Duel. Miami was an 8.5-point favorite earlier this week. The Hurricanes ended a three-game losing streak with a 20-14 win at Virginia Tech last Saturday. Duke enters Saturday with a two-game losing streak and losses in three of its last four games.

Some analysis on Duke at Miami has focused on a high-scoring game with the total at 57.5 The total has come down from 59.5 earlier this week. Miami has yet to cover the point spread versus a Power Five team this season. Oregon was below .500 versus the spread in its four seasons under Mario Cristobal.

Duke averages 32.9 points per game which is 48th nationally, The Blue Devils are 39th nationally allowing 22.3 PPG.  Duke has improved significantly over 2021 when the Blue Devils were outscored by an average of over 17 points per game. Four of the five Duke games versus Power Five opponents have been one-score games.

All three Miami football games versus Power Five opponents have been one-score games. This is the second straight week that the point spread has moved in favor of Miami. Miami won 20-14 at Virginia Tech as an 8.5-point favorite. Duke at Miami offers a multitide of interesting bets.

Duke at Miami football season histories

With Duke and Miami both playing predominantly close games versus Power Five opponents in 2022, the most predominant best bet is to take Duke and the 9.5 points. Miami has to prove it can dominate an FBS opponent in 2022. Miami pulled away in the second half of a 30-7 win over Southern Mississippi.

The Hurricanes led the Golden Eagles 10-7 at halftime on a touchdown with 20 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Duke and Miami have both trended the under this season. Most analysts like the over. Miami has been inconsistent offensively and struggled to score in the red zone.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Duke at Miami football Best Bets for Week 8

Expect the trend to continue and for the game to go under. Miami will win but not cover. As of Friday morning, the only player props offered by Fan Duel were for TDs scored. Miami running backs Jaylan Knighton and Henry Parrish are the co-favorite to score the first TD at plus 500.

Knighton and Parrish have both dealt with injuries recently. Against Virginia Tech, Knighton had 10 carries for 27 yards and Parrish misssed the game with an injury. With the Miami pass offense rolling, both TDs were through the air last week. Tyler Van Dyke threw a five yard TD pass to Frank Ladson and 17 yards to Colbie Young.

Young has been the go to receiver for Van Dyke with nine receptions for 110 yards versus Virginia Tech. At plus 1000 to score the first TD of the game, Young projects as a better bet than Knighton or Parrish to score the first TD. Miami exercised its demons of slow starts this season with a 20-0 lead verus Virginia Tech.

Miami took a 10-0 lead after the first quarter and led 17-0 at halftime and 20-0 at the end of the third quarter. The Hurricanes and Blue Devils projects to be a tight game throughout. Miami is favored by three points in the first quarter and 6.5 in the first half. Those numbers should be tight.

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Miami is a difficult team to bet on through the first six games of the season. Expect a tight game and the under. Miami receivers are good bets to score and Fan Duel offers opportuntites to bet on who will score in addition to the first TD scorer of the game. Tyler Van Dyke should put up big numbers versus the Duke pass defense.