Notre Dame vs. Duke College Basketball Betting Preview
Posted by: Mike Davis
College basketball betting players looking for a thrilling matchup to bet on this Monday night need look no further than this evening’s Notre Dame vs. Duke basketball matchup. Both teams have been having mildly successful seasons, with No. 4 Duke taking the cake in comparison. Likewise, given Notre Dame’s unranked status, most parlay betting tips will be advising players to take Duke on their home court. Let’s take a gander at just how steep the odds the Fighting Irish are facing this Monday night are.
Notre Dame vs. Duke Basketball – Monday, January 29th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Dunham, North Carolina
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball Betting Lines:
Notre Dame Fighting Irish +14 ½ (-110) 149 ½ (-110) +925
Duke Blue Devils -14 ½ (-110) 149 ½ (-110) -1400
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Irish fight their way into this Monday night matchup flashing a 13-8 record that ranks them 11th in the ACC. That’s a pretty disappointing ranking, but it’s what you get when you post a 3-5 conference record. Surprisingly, the Fighting Irish had a hot start to the season, winning 6 consecutive matchups decisively. From there, Notre Dame would post a 2-3 record through the following 5 games before taking off once again. Specifically, the Irish would go on to post a 5 game win streak following that slump. Nevertheless, that win streak would be in vain as Notre Dame would once again put together an extremely disheartening performance. In fact, the program enters this evening’s pairing riding a 5 game losing streak. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why the Irish are facing such steep college basketball betting odds. But which line should top sportsbook bettors take in this evening’s Notre Dame vs. Duke basketball matchup?
Accounting for the odds they’re facing, some bettors might be tempted to place some small action on Notre Dame. However, that would be ill-advised, given how dominant the Blue Devils are. After all, Duke has suffered but three losses this year. Considering how steep the money line is, bettors might be better off sticking to the spread. Overall, the Blue Devils are 12-7 against the spread this season.
Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils leap into this evening’s contest with an 18-3 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the ACC. It’s not surprising to see Duke ranked No. 4 in the country since the program is synonymous with college basketball success. Notwithstanding that outstanding reputation, the Blue Devils recently suffered a 63-65 loss to the Virginia Cavaliers. Had the Blue Devils triumphed in that matchup, they might just be ranked No. 1 overall in the country. Obviously the Blue Devils will be looking for a bit of a rebound this evening. But then again, beating Notre Dame basketball isn’t much of a pick me up, especially not for a team of Duke’s standing. Let’s take a look at just how badly the Blue Devils outclass this evening’s competition.
Unsurprisingly, the Blue Devils have quite a sizable advantage on the offensive side of things. Specifically, Duke is putting up 90.3 points per game, which is vastly superior to the 76.6 the Irish are fighting for. However, Notre Dame does have a slight advantage on defense. At the present moment, the Blue Devils are giving up 72.3 per game while the Fighting Irish are allotting 65.9.