Notre Dame vs. Duke Prediction
Can No. 15 Notre Dame get back to picking up impressive wins when the Fighting Irish go on the road to face Duke tonight at 7:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
127 Notre Dame vs. 128 Duke
Saturday, November 9, 2019
7:30PM ET – Wallace Wade Stadium
TV: ACC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Notre Dame is favored on the road, as the Fighting Irish are getting odds of -7.5 points against Duke. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 51 points. The public betting currently has 78 percent going on Notre Dame as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blue Devils fall to UNC
Duke is coming off a 20-17 loss on the road to North Carolina two weeks ago. The Blue Devils have lost their last two and three of their last four to drop to 4-4 on the year. Duke is 4-4 against the spread and 6-2 with the over this season.
Duke hasn’t been too impressive on offense this year, as the Blue Devils are averaging just 29.5 points and 362.9 yards per game. Defensively, Duke is allowing 25.9 points and 351.8 yards per game. Quentin Harris is leading the team this year with 1,500 passing yards and 13 touchdowns, but he also has seven interceptions. Harris has rushed for 408 yards and six touchdowns, while Deon Jackson has 487 yards and five scores on the ground. Jalon Calhoun is the leading receiver, but has just 294 yards and 37 receptions, which includes three touchdowns.
Irish survive against Virginia Tech
Notre Dame nearly lost back-to-back games last weekend when the Irish picked up a 21-20 win at home over Virginia Tech by scoring in the closing moments. Notre Dame is now 6-2 on the season, 4-4 against the spread and 5-3 with the under.
ND has been led this season by its defense. The Irish are giving up just 20.8 points and 345.6 yards per game this year. Offensively, Notre Dame is putting up 33.8 points and 418.9 yards per contest. Ian Book has thrown for 1,828 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for 251 yards and four scores to lead the offensive unit. Tony Jones Jr. is the rushing leader with 571 yards and four touchdowns, while Chase Claypool is the leading receiver with 37 catches for 554 yards and four scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Blue Devils are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven against Independent teams and 8-1 ATS in their last nine games following a bye.
The Fighting Irish are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games on grass and 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 games in November.
These two have split their last two meetings straight up and at the betting window. Notre Dame hasn’t looked very good for the better part of a month. The Irish haven’t covered in their last three and haven’t really looked impressive since beating Bowling Green in early October. Duke hasn’t looked very good either as of late, but their home games have been pretty solid. Nobody has been able to come into their turf and push them around. The Irish look uncertain of themselves and that won’t work well against a David Cutcliffe squad.
College Football Week 11 Prediction: Duke +7.5