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NCAAF 2021 Game Analysis: Week 1’s Game Between Duke Blue Devils vs Charlotte 49ers 09/03/2021

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NCAAF 2021 Game Analysis Week 1's Game Between Duke Blue Devils vs Charlotte 49ers 09-03-2021

Duke Blue Devils vs Charlotte 49ers 09/03/2021 – The Duke Blue Devils had a very forgettable season and were one of the worst NCAA football teams last year. There is no way to go but up as they try to start on the right track on the road against the Charlotte 49ers this Friday, September 3. Both teams face each other at the Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina and the kick-off happens at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. CBSSN will handle the television broadcast and will share the feed to SofaScore for the online live stream. It is forecasted in college football online betting sites that the Duke Blue Devils should come out with the win over the Charlotte 49ers.

Duke Blue Devils vs Charlotte 49ers 09/03/2021

When: Friday, September 3, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Jerry Richardson Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: CBSSN
Stream: Sofascore

Duke Blue Devils vs Charlotte 49ers 09/03/2021

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Blue Devils -7.5 (-110) 59 o (-110) -274
49ers +7.5 (-110) 59 u (-110) +246
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Duke Blue Devils

The Duke Blue Devils finished at the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference with their record at 1-9 and tied with the Syracuse Orange. Overall, that is what set them apart as they won a game outside of the conference finishing with a 2-9 record. One of those wins that they owned came against the Charlotte 49ers and it was a blowout with the final score settling at 53-19. It is going to be different this time as their opponents were really affected by the pandemic. Gunnar Holmberg is the chosen QB for this season and he would really need to get to know his teammates better in order to get chances to take home more wins.

Players to Watch:  G. Holmberg QB (CMP 18, ATT 25, YDS 161, CMP% 72, AVG 6.4, LNG 17, TD 0, INT 2, SACK 2, SYL -17, RTG 110.1), L. Diamont QB (CMP 5, ATT 8, YDS 38, CMP% 62.5, AVG 4.8, LNG 17, TD 0, INT 1, SACK 0, SYL 0, RTG 77.4), M. Durant RB (ATT 120, YDS 817, AVG 6.8, LNG 64, TD 8), J. Waters RB (ATT 16, YDS 100, AVG 6.3, LNG 70, TD 2), J. Bobo WR (REC 32, YDS 358, AVG 11.2, LNG 26, TD 1).

Charlotte 49ers

The Charlotte 49ers were able to only play six games last year and finished with an overall record of 2-4 and went 2-2 in the East Conference USA. This team struggled in a pandemic-riddled season and they come in feeling better on their chances as compared to last year. One good thing that they want to bank on this season is that they have a veteran QB running the offense in Chris Reynolds and he was able to finish with 5,042 passing yards and 36 touchdowns in his 49ers career. The defensive line needs to get more work as the Blue Devils started to mount a huge 24-0 lead last season and that happened in just 18 minutes.

Players to Watch: C. Reynolds QB (CMP 96, ATT 175, YDS 1305, CMP% 54.9, AVG 7.5, LNG 71, TD 8, INT 2, SACK 16, SYL -88, RTG 130.3), D. Shoffner QB (CMP 2, ATT 4, YDS 32, CMP% 50, AVG 8, LNG 18, TD 2, INT 0, SACK 0, SYL 0, RTG 282.2), A. McAllister RB (ATT 37, YDS 254, AVG 6.9, LNG 66, TD 3), D. Shoffner QB (ATT 21, YDS 101, AVG 4.8, LNG 19, TD 0), V. Tucker WR (REC 30. YDS 400, AVG 13.3, LNG 48, TD 2).

Duke Blue Devils vs Charlotte 49ers Betting Numbers

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Duke Blue Devils

Duke are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke’s last 5 games.
Duke are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Blue Devils are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Duke are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Conference USA conference.

Charlotte 49ers

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games.
Charlotte are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte’s last 8 games at home.
Charlotte are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games played in September.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte’s last 6 games when playing as the underdog.

Duke Blue Devils vs Charlotte 49ers Betting Picks

The Duke Blue Devils are coming in this game as the favored team in the top online sportsbook but expect that they don’t give the Charlotte 49ers another 50-point beating. This should be closer with Duke still prevailing in the end with the score around 24-18.