Duke vs. Notre Dame Basketball Betting Preview & Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The 2019 college basketball betting season continues this Monday night with an enticing Duke vs. Notre Dame basketball contest. The Blue Devils come in ranked No. 2 in the nation and will be looking to deliver a blowout against the unranked Fighting Irish. Meanwhile, Notre Dame will do all they can to snap their 4 game losing streak. Since the Fighting Irish are in a rut, will tonight’s NCAA sportsbook odds peg Duke as a heavy favorite?
Duke vs. Notre Dame Basketball – Monday, January 28th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball Betting Odds:
Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils step into this evening’s contest sporting a 17-2 record. On top of that, Duke has posted a 6-1 record in ACC play this season, which ties them alongside Virginia and Louisville for the lead in the conference. With that in mind, it’s clear that tonight’s contest versus Notre Dame is of utmost importance for Duke. And since the Blue Devils are 5-5 in their last 10 against Notre Dame, they’ll need a strong outing this evening to ensure they come out on top. Fortunately for the Blue Devils, tonight’s college basketball betting odds are pegging them as a heavy favorite against the Fighting Irish. The numbers in this case, completely back what the odds are predicting. This is because Duke is scoring 87.4 per game while Notre Dame is putting up 73.1. Defensively things are much more even with Duke giving up 66.2 and Notre Dame allotting 69.4.
Players to Watch: RJ Barrett (23.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 3.9 apg), Zion Williamson (21.7 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 2.3 apg), and Cam Reddish (12.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.0 apg).
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish step into this evening’s contest sporting an 11-9 record. Despite winning plenty of games this season, Notre Dame is 1-6 in ACC play this season. On top of that, 3 of Notre Dame’s last 4 losses came against ranked opposition. Considering their facing the No. 2 team in the nation this evening, it stands to reason that the Fighting Irish are headed straight towards their 4th straight loss. While this may spell bad news for the program, it’s certainly great news for bettors looking to make a teaser prediction off Notre Dame’s Monday night woes.
Players to Watch: John Mooney (14.5 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 1.2 apg), TJ Gibbs (13.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.9 apg), and DJ Harvey (11.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 0.9 apg).
Duke vs. Notre Dame Basketball Betting Predictions
Duke vs. Notre Dame Basketball Betting Picks
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Score Prediction: 80-69 Duke.