Duke is Duke again. For much of the season, there were very open grumblings about just how good this Blue Devils squad has been but those concerns have been put to bed during the ACC conference tournament. Duke has one last hurdle in their way, a Notre Dame team that has gone five of the past seven meetings between the two programs.
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- Duke is 8-14-1 ATS in their past 23 games.
- Notre Dame is 6-2 ATS in their past 8 games against Duke.
- Duke went 23-of-24 from the free throw line against Notre Dame earlier this season.
Duke is looking to become the first No.5 seed in ACC tourney history to claim the title and the first team in the conference to win four games in four days to win the tournament. So far this tourney, Duke has victories over Clemson, Louisville and rival UNC. Jayson Tatum has asserted himself through the past three games with the freshman averaging 23 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 53.3 percent. Tatum torched the Irish earlier this season, as he recorded his first collegiate double-double in a Duke win.
Notre Dame has a history of upending Duke in the ACC tourney with the Irish ousting the Blue Devils each of the past two seasons. Despite being dominated on the boards, Notre Dame’s victory in the semis over FSU was never really in doubt with their small-ball lineup forcing turnovers all night long. Through two games in the ACC tourney, Bonzie Colson averaged 19.5 points and rebounds while shooting over 70 percent from the free throw line.
Duke Blue Devils vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 25-8 so far on the season, and 18-8-1 ATS vs the number. The Duke Blue Devils, meanwhile, are 26-8 and 14-18-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Notre Dame go 14-13 and the Duke Blue Devils go 17-16 on betting totals.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rated this week at No. 67 and the Duke Blue Devils sitting at No. 48.
Offensively, the game matches up Notre Dame’s No. 56 nationally ranked offense (78.27 points per game) against a Duke Blue Devils defense that sits as the No. 90 at 69.85 PPG. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been averaging 46.29% from the field, less than the Blue Devils have managed so far this season (47.35% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Duke earned a 93-83 victory over North Carolina on Friday, getting 24 points from Jayson Tatum at Barclays Center.
The Fighting Irish got 18 points from Steve Vasturia as Notre Dame ran past Florida State 77-73 on Friday at Barclays Center.
- Duke is 8-14-1 ATS in its last 23 games
- Duke is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke’s last 5 games
- Duke is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Notre Dame
- Notre Dame is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Notre Dame is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame’s last 6 games
- Notre Dame is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Duke