Duke vs Miami football odds, players to watch, TV info, more
Although much more competitive than the past two seasons, Duke finds itself on another ACC losing streak that it desperately wants to end this weekend.
Losers of consecutive ACC games by three points apiece, the Blue Devils (4-3, 1-2 ACC) play Miami Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium.
After winning their ACC opener 38-17 over Virginia on Oct. 1 to end a 13-game ACC losing streak, the Blue Devils lost 23-20 in overtime at Georgia Tech before a heartbreaking 38-35 loss to North Carolina on Saturday night at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Miami (3-3, 1-1 ACC) turned its season around on Saturday, beating Virginia Tech, 20-14, to end a three-game losing streak.
It’s a key game for both teams as they look to pick up six wins and be eligible for the bowl.
Three Duke players to watch
Riley Leonard, QB: The sophomore continues to play at a high level for the Blue Devils. Leonard has completed 65.7% of his passes this season, throwing nine touchdowns against four interceptions. He also rushed for a team-record 420 yards and five touchdowns, including a scintillating 74-yard touchdown against UNC on Saturday night.
DeWayne Carter, DT: One of Duke’s team captains, he’s a force up front with six tackles for loss and two forced fumbles this season. Carter recorded seven pressure plays against UNC quarterback Drake Maye on Saturday.
Jordan Waters, RB: With running back Jaylen Coleman sidelined by injury for the past two weeks, Waters has emerged as Duke’s primary running back. Waters rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns against UNC. He leads the team with six rushing touchdowns averaging 4.97 yards per carry this season.
Three Miami players to watch
Tyler Van Dyke, QB: Sophomore hasn’t been as effective as he was in his first season. Van Dyke had nine touchdowns in six games after throwing 25 last season. He already has four interceptions after throwing just six last season.
Henry Parrish, Jr., RB: Canes’ top rushers did not play due to injury in Miami’s win at Virginia Tech on Saturday. Parrish has 366 yards rushing and four touchdowns this season, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. His availability will be key for Miami’s offense, which has averaged just 70 rushing yards per game the past three games.
Corey Flagg, Jr., LB: Miami’s leader in tackles with 35, he also had 9.5 tackles for the loss. This includes 2.5 bags.
Vegas Betting Odds
Miami opened anywhere between an 8.5-point favorite and a 9.5-point favorite over Duke on Sunday. The upper-lower total is 110.
Duke at Miami Game and TV Information
Who: Duke (4-3, 1-2) at Miami (3-3, 1-1)
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
When: 12:30 p.m., Saturday
TV: Regional Sports Network (Bally Sports South in North Carolina)
Flow: Bally Sports Plus