The Duke Blue Devils face the UConn Huskies on Saturday as the proud basketball schools battle on the football field.
We expect No. 18 Duke to be included in NCAA parlay picks this week Sept. 23, considering its hot start to the season at 3-0.
The same can’t be said for the Huskies (0-3), who are winless.
Duke Rising in ACC
The Blue Devils are usually winning on the basketball court, but now they’re emerging into an ACC power in football.
They kicked off the season with a stunning 28-7 win over Clemson, which set the table and expectations for the rest of 2023.
Coach Mike Elko was pleased that there has been no letdown after the opening victory.
“When you come off of a short week like that and you’ve got to prepare, you’ve just got to go out there and find a way to get a result,” Elko said.
Beating Clemson by 21 points isn’t something Duke is used to, and it followed it up with wins over Lafayette and Northwestern.
Beating any team by more than three touchdowns isn’t easy, especially on the road, but Duke has all the momentum in its favor.
At Least They’re Consistent?
There aren’t many positives to take from the Huskies, who have scored either 14 or 17 points in their last five games.
They have lost to North Carolina State, Georgia State, and FIU, so they’re not good losses, and it’s why sports betting lines have them at +21½.
We don’t imagine the Huskies being included in many NCAAF best bets this week, especially after losing 35-14 to Georgia State. Losses like that aren’t good enough, and Duke could put them to the sword.
Two of their losses came at home, including a 24-14 loss to NC State of the ACC, so there aren’t any positives from that either.
It could be a long game for the home side on Saturday, and if the Huskies start poorly, College Football live betting odds could see the line move to around +32.
Duke vs UConn Betting Lines
Duke vs UConn Head to Head
UConn has a 2-0 advantage over Duke, but the most recent meeting came in 2007.
The Huskies won 45-14, but there isn’t much historical relevance to this game.
Duke vs UConn Game Information
- Game: Duke Blue Devils (3-0) vs UConn Huskies (0-3)
- Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 23, 3:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Pratt & Whitney Stadium, East Hartford, CT
- Blue Devils vs Huskies Live Stream: ESPN
Duke vs UConn Game Weather Conditions
Rain is expected on Saturday and could potentially be heavy at times.
Duke vs UConn Game Prediction
Predicted Score: Duke 38, UConn 13
Worth Betting the Moneyline?
Worth Betting ATS?
We expect Duke to win comfortably. It’s now a ranked team, and the momentum from scoring two quality wins should be enough to cover the spread.
The Huskies’ defense could struggle to contain the run and pass of the Blue Devils, so the scoreline could blow out early.
College Football Pick: Duke Blue Devils -21½ (-110)
Worth Betting on the Totals?
The current number is 45, which could require UConn to score at least 10 points.
The Blue Devils are good enough to get on the scoreboard a couple of times, and we’re confident they will live up to their end of the bargain in the Duke vs UConn college football picks on Sept. 23.
Therefore, include over 45 in your college football picks. It’s a +105 chance, so bettors get value odds.
College Football Pick: Over 45 (-110)