Planning on watching today’s Blue Devils and Fighting Irish game? Catch the action at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, IN, as the Fighting Irish hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ACCN. The Blue Devils are favored in this Atlantic Coast conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 133.5 points.

DUKE BLUE DEVILS VS NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH BETTING PICK

The Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +14.5

This game will be played at Purcell Pavilion at 6:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-67 in favor of the Fighting Irish.
  • Not only will Notre Dame pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +14.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 141 points.

Can the Blue Devils Pull Off a Road Win?

After a convincing 86-66 win over Syracuse, the Duke Blue Devils are favored by 14.5 points on the road against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Duke comes into this game with an overall record of 10-3 and have won five straight games.

So far this season, Duke has been favored in all 13 of their games and have gone 10-3 against the spread. On the road, the Blue Devils are just 1-2 this season and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games.

Against the spread, Duke has gone 8-5 this season, and they are 1-2 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Blue Devils are 6-4 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Duke games is 7-5-1. Today’s over/under line of 133.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (147.2). Overall, the average scoring total in their games is 150.2 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 158 points.

In their recent matchup, the Duke offense ended with 86 points against Syracuse. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 52.5% and made 8 threes. The team’s top scorer is Kyle Filipowski, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.5, while Jeremy Roach also maintains a PPG average of 14.5 leading up to the game.

So far, the Blue Devils’ defense is ranked 75th in the country at 66.6 points per contest. The Duke defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 66 points and allowed Syracuse to connect on 8 threes.

Can the Fighting Irish Pull the Upset at Home?

Notre Dame comes into today’s game as a 14.5-point underdog and will look to pull off the upset against Duke. So far this season, the Fighting Irish have gone 6-8 overall and 1-2 in ACC play.

In their last game, Notre Dame fell to North Carolina State by a score of 54-52. Over their last ten games at home, the Fighting Irish are 5-5. On the season, they are 5-5 at home and have an average scoring margin of +1.4 points per game.

Notre Dame’s ATS record this season is currently 7-7, and they are 5-2 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Fighting Irish have gone 7-3 vs. the spread. At home, Notre Dame has an ATS record of 4-6 this season.

This season, the over/under record for Notre Dame games is 4-10. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 127.6 points, which is lower than the average over/under line of 133.7 points. Currently, their over/under record is -6.1 compared to the average OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 116 points, and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

In their recent matchup, the Notre Dame offense ended with 52 points against North Carolina State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40.4% and made 7 threes. In terms of offense, the Fighting Irish have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, putting them 359th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 364th in percentage and 229th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Fighting Irish’s defense is positioned 41st in the country, permitting 64.8 points per game. Against North Carolina State in their most recent game, the Notre Dame defense gave up a total of 54 points while allowing North Carolina State to hit 40% of their shots.