Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Duke Blue Devils 9/30/2023 – College football enthusiasts will be treated to an exciting matchup this Saturday as Notre Dame and Duke square off for an epic battle in Durham, N.C. Notre Dame seeks revenge after its recent loss against Ohio State, and Duke provides them the ideal platform to do it. The last time Notre Dame faced Duke was in 2020 where Notre Dame prevailed 27-13! In preparation for this thrilling clash let’s examine both teams’ recent performances, key players, and what we should expect come Saturday evening! The Fighting Irish are all set to secure a victory as per the college football betting picks today.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Duke Blue Devils 9/30/2023
|When:||Saturday, September 30, 2023 7:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium|
|Fighting Irish||-5.5 (-112)||-205||51.5 o (-110)|
|Blue Devils||+5.5 (-108)||+175||51.5 u (-110)|
7:30 PM kickoff set in Louisville.
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish have posted an impressive 3-1 overall and 1-0 road record this season and look to rebound after last week’s disappointing loss against Ohio State. In that contest, quarterback Sam Hartman amassed 175 yards while throwing for one touchdown; since then he’s scored seven more without an interception while running back Audric Estime has consistently contributed, running over 115 yards in three out of four games Notre Dame played this year.
Duke Blue Devils have enjoyed an outstanding start to this year, boasting an undefeated record of 4-0 with an outstanding home-field mark of 3-0. Most recently against UConn, they proved dominant en route to an overwhelming 41-7 win thanks to Quarterback Riley Leonard who threw for 248 yards while scoring both passing and rushing touchdowns; although only recorded two passing touchdowns this season so far; Duke has shown its potential against Clemson and Northwestern as top opponents and can remain undefeated this season!
Duke has distinguished itself this season through their solid defense, which allowed an average of just 9.3 points per game on defense, and excelled at rushing with 242 average rushing yards per game to rank 12th nationally.
Defensive Challenge on the Horizon
Duke faces an important test this season to demonstrate their mettle as serious contenders in college football, while Notre Dame hopes to rebound after its narrow loss against Ohio State (decided by only one second on the clock). Both sides hope to make their mark and compete fiercely – expect Duke’s defense to face stiff challenges against Notre Dame’s dynamic offense and see whether Duke comes away victorious from this matchup.
At the outset of this season, Notre Dame held high aspirations with its dominant defense and explosive quarterback leading their charge. Though starting off 4-0, Notre Dame suffered an emotional defeat to Ohio State after leading 14-10 in fourth-quarter scoring but losing due to one key play at the end. Ohio State went on to claim 17-14 victory as Notre Dame held a 14-10 advantage before falling victim to critical play that gave Ohio State their win – an action which may ultimately damage Notre Dame’s playoff hopes.
Notre Dame was able to show its ability to run effectively against Ohio State, amassing 176 rushing yards. Unfortunately for quarterback Sam Hartman though, throwing only 175 yards with just one touchdown and no interceptions. Hartman has had an outstanding year so far: 1,236 passing yards for 14 touchdowns without interceptions! Notre Dame could exploit Duke’s pass defense which currently ranks 3rd nationally for success with their offense exploiting Duke’s defense as they now rank third nationally for pass defense!
NCAAF Latest Odds: ND -5.5 ; O/U 51.5
Last season, Duke Blue Devils finished 9-4 and returned 18 starters, raising high hopes for this year. Offensively they have been impressive so far; including an impressive win against Clemson (even though not currently ranked among Top 25 teams). On average their offense has scored 37.3 points per game without being explosively efficient in total yards gained or passed (yet another sign they may face challenges against Notre Dame’s formidable defense that consistently ranks amongst the nation’s elite). However, they may face further complications against Notre Dame who boast one of the best defenses amongst them both when facing Notre Dame (ranked among the best national).
Fighting Irish Betting Trends
Notre Dame are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Notre Dame’s last 12 games.
Notre Dame are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Notre Dame are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games on the road.
Fighting Irish are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Notre Dame are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Coastal Division.
Blue Devils Betting Trends
Duke are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
Duke are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Blue Devils are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Duke are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Independents (FBS) conference.
Duke are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games played in September.
Blue Devils are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games played in week 5.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Duke Blue Devils Betting Pick
As we eagerly await this weekend’s matchup, the stage promises an epic showdown. Notre Dame and Duke both aim to establish themselves within college football; therefore this matchup could have far-reaching ramifications on each season’s narratives. Fans should anticipate an engaging contest that leaves its mark on this season. Take the Fighting Irish to secure an easy victory with the sports betting trends in their favor.
Score Prediction: Fighting Irish 38, Blue Devils 28.