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CFB Betting Picks Week 8: Rookie ACC sideline bosses Mario Cristobal and Mike Elko will try to keep their teams relevant in the Atlantic Coastal conference when Cristobal’s Hurricanes host Elko and the Blue Devils at 12:30 PM ET. Miami vs Duke CFB Betting Picks Week 8 has Miami as -10 point favourites after opening at -7.5, with 61% of the action on the Blue Devils at the inflated +10 price tag.

Miami was a shoo-in to cover last weekend against Virginia Tech Hokies after pulling ahead 20-0 only to blow the cover at -9 giving up two touchdowns in the 4th quarter. Duke came up just short last week in a 35-38 loss at +250 Moneyline as +7 pups. Most CFB Betting Picks sharps pegged the Hurricanes as a top-10 team going into the season are they really this bad? Is Duke a potential Coastal champion with their recent surge? Duke Our ESPN2 News expert handicappers break down this ACC rivalry game. Miami vs Duke CFB Betting Odds Over/Under is 59.0 points

Miami Hurricanes (3-3 SU 1-5 ATS)

Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke was projected as a 1st round pick entering the season but, has seen his draft stock plummet to a potential 3rd or 4th rounder. Miami struggled against the middling Hokies and was soundly whipped by 99th-ranked Middle Tennessee, roughing up only junior varsity level Bethune-Cookman and a banged-up 89th-ranked Southern Miss team.

Miami is thin at wideout and has been unable to open holes or protect Van Dyke upfront. Miami could also be without All-ACC tight end Will Mallory for this one. Defensively, Miami has been better than average with 21.0 sacks and a stingy run defense that allows only 3.0 yards per carry. Miami’s special teams have been solid, ranked 17th in the nation at football outsiders.

Duke Blue Devils (4-3 SU 4-3 ATS)

The Blue Devils are spoilers that keep things close, with dual-threat sophomore QB Riley Leonard and a running game that averages 5.5 yards per carrying on the ground behind a sturdy offensive line. The defense has been off the bend but doesn’t break variety allowing lots of yards (402.1 yards per game) but ranks 50th in points allowed. Duke’s close losses to 76th-ranked Georgia Tech and 21st-ranked North Carolina were by three points each, and that trend is likely to continue against the¬† Canes.

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 Miami Hurricanes Power Rankings Week 8

Coaching:2.0 out of 5.0 stars
Quarterback:3.5 out of 5.0 stars
Passing Offense:3.0 out of 5.0 stars
Rushing Offense:3.0 out of 5.0 stars
Passing Defense:2.5 out of 5.0 stars
Rushing Defense:3.0 out of 5.0 stars
Special Teams:3.0 out of 5.0 stars

Duke Blue Devils Power Rankings Week 8

Coaching:4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Quarterback:3.5 out of 5.0 stars
Passing Offense:3.0 out of 5.0 stars
Rushing Offense:2.5 out of 5.0 stars
Passing Defense:3.5 out of 5.0 stars
Rushing Defense:3.0 out of 5.0 stars
Special Teams:3.5 out of 5.0 stars

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