2014 NCAA Football Weekly Predictions: Duke Blue Devils at Pitt Panthers.
Authored by College Football Expert Picks against the spread analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their Football game on Saturday November 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST.
The (6-1) and 24th ranked Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal division will travel to Western Pennsylvania to take on the (4-4) Pitt Panthers also of the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal division in 2014 NCAA Football action. The game will be played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This sports handicapper is surprised to see the Duke Football program to continue to make progress, Duke had one of it’s best seasons in School history in the 2013 season and they continued to build momentum in the 2014 season. Duke returned 14 starters from last season, eight on offense and six on defense. The Pitt Panthers have lost 4 of their last five straight up, including an embarrassing 21-10 home loss to Akron of the Mid-American Conference, despite losing 4 of five the Panthers are still favored Saturday. Charliessports.com Is your source for winning College Football Picks. The Betting Line has the Duke Blue Devils as a three-point road underdog Against The Spread, and the total is posted at 51 points for Saturday’s Football game.
The 2014-15 Duke Blue Devils and head coach David Cutcliffe, was fired at Ole Miss in 2004 has the fans in Durham fired up. The Blue Devils ended last season with a 52-48 Bowl loss to Texas A&M, a game the Blue Devils should have won, but the did cover the 14-point spread. Duke is 42-1 Against The Spread this season, including covering 4 of their last five vs. The Number. Duke has also stayed under the total 4 of 5 in the 2014-15 season. Duke led on offense by Senior quarterback Anthony Boone for their 2014 NCAA Football Expert Predictions game at Pittsburgh. Boone is benefiting from Cutcliffe, who has tutored NFL players like Peyton Manning and former NFL journeyman Thaddeus Lewis. Coach Cutcliffe is the oil that make the machine run on offense. The real surprise is how well the Blue Devils have been on the defensive side of the Football. Duke gave up 58 points to Pitt in a 58-55 home loss in 2013, trust us scoring will be hard to come by on Saturday. The key to a Duke win is to play mistake free football on offense, Boone must let the game come to him.
The 2014-15 Pitt Panther are coming off of a bad home loss at the hands of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in which the defense gave up 56 points; that was out of character. Pittsburgh is 3-4-1 Against The Spread their eight games this season, going over the total three times staying under four times and one push. Pittsburgh will be led on offense by athletic Sophomore quarterback Chad Voytik for their 2014-15 College Football Expert Picks game vs. Duke. Despite losing the first round defensive lineman the Panthers have been solid on that side of the ball, they did get expose in last week’s loss. The proud and storied Pittsburgh football program seems like it finally has some stability with the coaching staff. Paul Chryst looks like a keeper after coming over from Wisconsin where he was the offensive line coach. The key to a Panther win on Saturday is to get Voytik out in space and let him use his speed, it may be tough to run inside on Duke. It would also seem that Pitt would have the better athletes based on their reputation, but that may not be the case. The Game will be one of the most intriguing this week in College Football.