Against The Spread Pick
The 21-3, number seven ranked Duke Blue Devils take on the unranked 15-9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in tonight’s ACC match. Duke is on a five-game win streak and are straight off a commanding win vs FSU where they dominated the game, winning 70-65. The Blue Devils are 2nd in the ACC. Duke is 11-2 in conference play this season, with one of those losses being a tight match vs Louisville, the number one team in the ACC. During their current winning streak, Duke has won by an average of 28 points, including an absurd 51-point win vs UCA. Meanwhile, Notre Dame has been a decent team this year, but their current 15-9 record is certainly an improvement from last year. However, most of their wins have come outside of conference play, and they have not beat a team currently in the AP top-20 this season. The Irish average 75 points per game to Duke’s 82, so there is some reason to pick Notre Dame ATS in this game. However, in their last five games, the Blue Devils have put up at least 95 points twice. Duke won their last match against Florida State, who is third in the ACC behind Duke, by 15 points. So despite Notre Dame’s solid play as of late, expect Duke to come out strong and maintain their play throughout the nationally televised game. Go with Duke against the spread.
Over Under Pick
The over/under would seem like an easy under bet in most games. Despite this, both Duke and Notre Dame have been on scoring tears in their last five games. Before losing in overtime to Virginia, Notre Dame was on a four-game win streak where they averaged 77 points per game, and Duke over their last five has averaged an impressive 82 points per game. Duke is the number three scoring team in the nation, and Notre Dame is in the top 60. Expect both teams to do their fair share of scoring tonight. Take the over in this game.