2021 Duke Win Total: Odds, Betting Trends and Over/Under
Duke Blue Devils Win Total
Duke Blue Devils Win Total 3.5
- Over: -135
- Under: +115
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Duke Blue Devils NCAA FBS Championship 2021-22 Odds
Duke Blue Devils NCAA FBS National Championship Odds: +25000
Duke Blue Devils ACC Championship Odds
Duke Blue Devils ACC Championship Odds: +25000
- Clemson: -900
- North Carolina: +1000
- Miami (FL): +1000
- Louisville: +3000
- Boston College: +3000
- NC State: +5000
- Virginia Tech: +5000
- Wake Forest: +5000
- Pittsburgh: +6000
- Florida State: +6000
- Virginia: +10000
- Georgia Tech: +10000
- Syracuse: +25000
- Duke: +25000
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends, News and Notes
With a 2-9 record in the 2020 season, the Duke Blue Devils had the worst season of head coach David Cutcliffe’s career. Starting with a 7-6 record in 2017, the team began a downward slide, going 3-5 in 2018 and 5-7 in 2019. In what looks like another rebuilding year for the Blue Devils, Cutcliffe will hand over play-calling duties to redshirt junior Gunnar Holmberg after Chase Brice departed for Appalachian State.
In the past three seasons at Duke, Holmberg has played eight games. During the 2020 campaign, Holmberg was 18-for-25 for 161 yards, throwing 2 interceptions. Holmberg should benefit from the return of senior wide receivers Jake Bobo and junior Jalen Calhoun. The duo led the team in receiving with 358 and 349 yards, respectively, finding the end zone three times.
With senior running back Mataeo Durant returning for his senior year, Duke should see increased production in their running game. Durant ran for 817 yards and 8 touchdowns last season and looks to be the lead back headed into the 2021 season.
The defense will need to improve in the upcoming season. Duke allowed the most points in the ACC, averaging 38.1 per game. With the loss of key players, the defense looks to have a new look with four projected starters classified as sophomores.
Linebacker Shaka Hayward should provide leadership and experience to the younger squad. Last season, Hayward recorded three sacks and 8.5 tackles for a loss. The team saw four players drafted in the NFL 2021 Draft, notably linebacker Chris Rumph, selected in the fourth round by the Los Angeles Chargers. Rumph led the team in sacks, with eight, followed by Victor Dimukeje, who had 7.5 sacks last season, and was drafted in the sixth round by the Arizona Cardinals.
The team is 61st in recruiting nationally, securing commitments from 15 three-star recruits, notably in quarterback Riley Leonard, defensive backs Dylan Merrell and Cameron Bergeron, and offensive guard Justin Pickett.
In what looks to be a more manageable schedule to start the season, Duke’s first four matchups are against UNC-Charlotte, North Carolina A&T, Northwestern, and Kansas, setting the team up for the possibility of returning to bowl eligibility. However, the second half of the season will prove to be the more significant test, with matchups against rival UNC, Virginia Tech, Louisville, and Miami to close out the season.
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