College Football Picks: Black Knights Ball Handling Gives Them Edge vs Duke

Army Black Knights

Ross Benjamin

Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:50 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 3:50 PM UTC

Our college football handicapper provides us with a betting preview for Saturday’s Army and Duke game. Join us in reading this informative article which will give you a substantial wagering edge.

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 College Football Week 6 Odds: Army vs. Duke

Duke (2-3) will host Army (3-1) on Saturday in a non-conference game in Durham, North Carolina. The opening kickoff at Wallace Wade Stadium is slated for 3:30 PM ET. These teams met last season at West Point, and Duke won 44-3, and easily covered as a 14.0-point favorite.


College Football Week 6 Odds

At the time of this writing (10/5), college football betting odds at Bookmaker displays Duke as a 4.0-point favorite, and the total is 46.5. Bookmaker is widely regarded as one of the top online betting sites.

 Turnover Margin Favors Army

Army has a +6 turnover margin on their way to a 3-1 start. Ironically they were a -1 in their overtime loss at Buffalo in their previous game. The Cadets went through their first 3 games without committing a turnover.

Conversely, Duke has a horrible -7 turnover margin through 5 games. They were especially horrible in that area during last Saturday 34-20 upset loss at home to Virginia. The Blue Devils turned the ball over 6 times in that contest, and had only 1 takeaway themselves. Duke has yet to win the turnover battle in all 5 games played in 2016.


Final Analysis and Pick

Duke has already sustained home favorite upset losses at the hands of Wake Forest and Virginia. Sandwiched between those poor performances was a huge upset at Notre Dame as a 21.5-point underdog. Needless to say, consistency hasn’t been a strong attribute of this 2016 Duke football team. With this non-conference game coming in the middle of its ACC slate, I’m not expecting a huge effort from the Blue Devils in this contest.

Army had two weeks to think about their upset loss as a 13.5-point favorite at Buffalo. It spoiled a terrific 3-0 start for the Cadets. This is a veteran team which possesses plenty of resiliency and character. I’d be very surprised by anything less than a superb performance from them on Saturday, and an upset is well within the realm of possibility. Nevertheless, it’s seldom a good idea to pass up the points, and proceed to get greedy with a money line underdog wager instead. I think I’ve made it fairly obvious, the road underdog will be one of my college football week 6 predictions.

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Free College Football Pick: Army +4.0
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