Navy’s HC Ken Niumatalolo is the first ever Polynesian head coach in Division I-A football and has had the unenviable task of trying to fill the large shoes of former HC Paul Johnson.
Meanwhile, Duke HC David Cutcliffe is looking to have the same success with Duke that he did at Ole Miss where he went 44-29, including a dazzling 4-1 ATS mark for NCAA football gamblers in bowl games against the final NCAA betting lines.
Over the past five seasons, former HC Paul Johnson took the Midshipmen to five straight bowls and in his six seasons posted a great 41-27 ATS mark for college football betting fans according to the Middies NCAA wagering odds.
Niumatalolo has been without starting QB Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada the first two games but the offense has still been able to move the ball with back-up QB Jarod Bryant. The Navy running game has been fantastic the first two games racking up an NCAA best 904 yards on the ground, but the pass defense has been the Achilles heel evidenced by the 326 yards and four touchdowns Ball State QB Nate Davis racked up last Friday night.
New Blue Devil HC David Cutcliffe has been known as an offensive mastermind, and that is exactly what Duke needs as it only had four wins under former HC Ted Roof and never averaged more than 20 PPG. The Blue Devil offense has been respectable so far averaging 25.5 PPG in their win against James Madison and close loss against Northwestern last Saturday.
The offense put up an impressive 472 total yards against the Wildcats led by QB Thaddeus Lewis’ 294 total yards. Although the Blue Devils couldn’t beat the Wildcats on the scoreboard, they were able to cover the 5.5-point closing NCAA line for college football gamblers that backed them last week.
Right now, the NCAA odds have the Blue Devils installed as 1.5-point home favorites. Whether you want a piece of the Midshipmen or the Blue Devils in this match-up, Sports-Gambling.com Sportsbook is the place for all your betting action this season!
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