Spence vs. Porter: How much does PPV cost for Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter?
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter odds, fight card: Spence a massive favorite in unification bout
Saturday night is a great night for fights as a pair of the four recognized boxing welterweight titles will be on the line in Los Angeles. IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. (25-0, 21 KOs) will take on WBC champ Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) in a 147-pound unification bout from the Staples Center.
The fight serves as only the 11th welterweight unification bout in boxing history and is a compelling matchup on paper with the younger, more highly regarded Spence facing a rugged brawler in Porter. Despite the complications Porter could present, Spence is a considerable favorite at the betting window.
In the co-main event, Anthony Dirrell puts the WBC super middleweight crown on the line against former champ David Benavidez. Dirrell claimed the title after Benavidez was stripped following a positive drug test. The former champ comes in as a heavy favorite to reclaim the strap.
The undercard is surprisingly strong with Mario Barrios (24-0, 16 KO) meets Baktyr Akhmedov (7-0, 6 KO) in a bout for a vacant secondary WBA title at 140 pounds and Josesito Lopez (36-8, 19 KO) vs. John Molina Jr. (30-8, 24 KO) in a matchup of rugged veteran welterweights.
Virginia Tech vs. Duke: How to watch online, live stream info, game time, TV channel
How to watch Virginia Tech vs. Duke football game.Who's Playing
Virginia Tech (home) vs. Duke (away)
Current Records: Virginia Tech 2-1-0; Duke 2-1-0
What to Know
Virginia Tech is 3-1 against Duke since 2015, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Friday. Virginia Tech's bye week comes to an end as they meet up with Duke at 7 p.m. ET at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field. The Hokies are expected to win -- but not by much -- so they will need to come into the contest prepared for a fight.
We saw a pretty high 64.5-point over/under line set for this one, but the actual score was more down to earth. Virginia Tech came out on top against Furman by a score of 24-17 two weeks ago. Virginia Tech's success was spearheaded by the efforts of Tre Turner, who rushed for 68 yards and one touchdown on five carries, and Keshawn King, who picked up 119 yards on the ground on 12 carries.
Meanwhile, Duke wasn't the first one on the board, but they got there more often. Everything went their way against Middle Tenn. as they made off with a 41-18 victory. The matchup was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 31-3.
Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 2-1. We'll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when Virginia Tech and Duke clash.
The Virginia Tech Hokies have gotten the best of recent matchups with Duke, but they can't take anything for granted when they host the Blue Devils on Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET from Lane Stadium. The Hokies (2-1) have won four of the past five meetings against Duke and two straight by 38 combined points, but the one loss during that span was a four-overtime thriller at Lane Stadium in 2015. The Blue Devils (2-1) won eight games last season and have seen their performance improve with every outing so far this year. They decisively defeated Middle Tennessee State 41-18 in their last game. The Hokies are 2.5-point favorites, down from an open of three, and the over-under for total points scored is 52 in the latest Virginia Tech vs. Duke odds. The total is down sharply after opening at 56. Before making your Duke vs. Virginia Tech picks, make sure you listen to what SportsLine senior analyst Josh Nagel has to say.
A Reno-based handicapper with more than 20 years of experience in the sports wagering industry, Nagel specializes in collegiate athletics and was SportsLine's top college football analyst last year by hitting 60 percent of his spread picks. What's more, he has had a keen sense for the tendencies of both of these ACC programs. In fact, he has posted a stunning record of 9-2 on against the spread picks involving the Blue Devils or Hokies the past two seasons.
In Week 1, Nagel told SportsLine members that Boston College (+4.5) was undervalued against Virginia Tech in a rivalry the Eagles had dominated. He recommended a strong play on the underdog, and the Eagles rolled to a 35-28 outright victory. Anyone who followed Nagel's advice booked an easy winner and those who have consistently followed him are way up.
Now, he has zeroed in on Duke vs. Virginia Tech from every angle and released another strong against the spread pick that he's sharing only at SportsLine.
Nagel knows that under iconic former coach Frank Beamer, the Hokies were known for their standout play on specials teams and regularly led the nation in blocked kicks and special teams touchdowns. They have faded a bit in reason seasons, but current coach Justin Fuente hopes to make this an area of strength once again. During the bye, he hired former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill to take over special teams. Kill has a career record of 152-99 as a head coach with five different programs.
Fuente also told the media he was impressed with the defensive effort in the second half against Furman. The Hokies trailed 14-3 at the break, but outscored the Paladins 21-3 in the second half. Virginia Tech scored off two consecutive defensive stops, one of which included recovering a fumble, to take the lead in the third quarter. Furman was limited to 231 yards of total offense.
Even so, the Hokies are far from assured of covering the Virginia Tech vs. Duke spread against a Blue Devils team that again appears headed toward a winning record despite the loss of a top-10 draft pick at quarterback and several other key pieces.
Although Duke likely will forever be better known for its basketball prowess, coach David Cutcliffe has proven that the school can be consistently competitive in ACC football. The Blue Devils have had just one losing season since 2013 and played in the ACC title game that season. They have reached bowl games in three of the past four seasons and won all of them.
There are currently nine Duke alums in the NFL and two have been taken in the first round this decade. Daniel Jones made program history by being the first top-10 pick. He replaced the fading Eli Manning in the Giants lineup and won his first game as an NFL starter last Sunday. The other first-rounder is guard Laken Tomlinson, who was taken in 2015 by the Detroit Lions. Last year, he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers, who signed him to a three-year extension.
How To Watch
When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Lane Stadium/Worsham Field -- Blacksburg, Virginia
Follow: CBS Sports App
Ticket Cost: $41.00
The Hokies are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Blue Devils.
Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hokies as a 3-point favorite.
Virginia Tech have won three out of their last four games against Duke.