PreviewMatchupProps
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
6-2
-5.5
70%
+5.5
30%
Duke Blue Devils
4-4
Sat, Nov 9 - 7:30p ET   |   ACCN   |   Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium
By Landon Smith

#15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Duke Blue Devils Week 11 Football Betting Trends / NCAA Free Predictions

Notre Dame’s offense came through when it had to last week with a long drive in the final minutes and the 15th-ranked Fighting Irish hope to carry over the emotion from the late-game heroics when they visit Duke on Saturday night.

 

Betting Odds & Stats
#15 Notre Dame Fighting IrishLinesDuke Blue Devils
-320Opening Odds+260
-8 (-110)Spread+8 (-110)
Over 51 (-110)TotalUnder 51 (-110)
Notre Dame Fighting IrishConcensusDuke Blue Devils
66%Spread34%
Over 75%TotalUnder 25%
Notre Dame Fighting IrishScore and statDuke Blue Devils
32.8Predicted Score20.6
6-2 (4-4 ATS)Stats/Additional4-4 (3-3-2 ATS)

 

Reason for #15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Duke Blue Devils NCAA Football Picks

#15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish -8

The Notre Dame Irish are apart of the ACC in basketball, but not football. Still, they play a few games against that conference every year on the gridiron and Notre Dame has done well against the ACC this year. Notre Dame was in a dogfight in their last game as they needed a late TD to beat Virginia Tech at home by a score of 21-20.

Notre Dame improved to 6-2 on the season following a 21-20 win over Virginia Tech. Ian Book rushed 7 yards for a touchdown with just 29 seconds remaining lifting the Irish to the win on a late 87-yard 18-play drive for Notre Dame. 

In the win over Virginia Tech, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book was 29 of 53 for 336 yds, 2 TD's and 2 INT's.  Book also ran for 50 yds on 13 carries and another score.  Notre Dame sealed the victory with a 7 yd TD run by Book with 29 seconds left in the game.  Notre Dame out gained Virginia Tech 442 to 240 en route to the win.  The Fighting Irish were fortunate that their 3 turnovers did not come back to haunt them. 

Junior running back Tony Jones Jr., who leads the team with 571 yards on the ground to go along with four TDs, has been hampered by an injury to his ribs but is probable for Saturday. Senior Chase Claypool continues to lead the way for the receiving corps, hauling in eight passes for 118 yards last week to push his season totals to 37 and 554, respectively, with four TDs.

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Duke Blue Devils +8

The Duke Blue Devils got off to a 3-1 start, but they have since gone 1-3 to fall to 4-4 on the year. Their lone win the last four games was against Georgia Tech, which is just 2-6 on the year, including 1-4 in the ACC. The offense has sputtered of late as Duke has scored a total of 31 points in their last two games, but both games were on the road and they have averaged 38.7 ppg here at home for the year.

Duke is 4-4 on the season following its 20-17 loss to North Carolina last week. The Blue Devils had a bye in Week 10. Deon Jackson’s trick play pass was picked off by North Carolina at the goal line with just 14 seconds to play and the Blue Devils fell to defeat against their arch rivals. Quentin Harris threw for 229 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the loss to UNC.

Senior Quentin Harris threw for 229 yards with a touchdown (his 13th of the season) and an interception (seventh) in the loss at North Carolina, but did not get to make the final pass as junior running back Deon Jackson’s ill-advised toss was picked off. Jackson contributed 91 yards on the ground to push his team-leading total to 487 on the season while junior Scott Bracey hauled in five passes for a team-high 62 yards with a touchdown against the Tar Heels. Freshman linebacker Shaka Heyward stepped up with a season-high 15 tackles last time out and senior linebacker Koby Quansah tops the team with 72.

 

The Pick: #15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish -8, Over 51