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Fighting Irish Aim to Rebound in Home Date with Duke

Notre Dame looks to avoid its third straight-up loss while favored this season when the Fighting Irish host the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday afternoon in a Week 4 betting matchup at Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish are coming off a 36-28 loss to Michigan State as 7-point home chalk, while Duke is winless in two, both SU and against the spread.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Notre Dame's last 7 games in Week 4.
  • Notre Dame is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games after a loss.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Duke's last 8 games in September.

Notre Dame has struggled since coming within one win of a College Football Playoff berth last season, going 1-4 SU since, and failing to cover in six of nine. The Irish have surrendered at least 36 points in each of their four recent losses, pushing the point total OVER in each.

Last week's loss to the Spartans ended Notre Dame's seven-game SU winning streak at home, while surrendering the most points in a home game in two years. The Fighting Irish have dominated ACC opponents, going 5-1 SU in their past six overall, and 8-1 SU in their past nine in South Bend.

Duke has struggled in its past two, tallying just 27 total points in SU and ATS losses to Northwestern and Wake Forest. But the Blue Devils are 7-3 SU in their past 10 against teams with losing records, and an impressive 13-4 SU, 12-5 ATS, in their past 17 road dates.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were listed as -20-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 38-25 result in favor of the Fighting Irish. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Duke Blue Devils vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Duke Blue Devils have seen them go 1-2 and 1-2 ATS so far this season, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are at 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Fighting Irish are 2-1, while the Blue Devils are 0-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Notre Dame vs Duke injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rated this week at No. 37 and the Duke Blue Devils sitting at No. 77.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Notre Dame's No. 42-ranked offense, averaging 38 PPG, against a Duke defense that ranks No. 33 this week at 18 PPG. The Notre Dame aerial game is averaging 262.33 yards per game, more than the Duke Blue Devils secondary allows through the air, 181.33 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Duke Blue Devils feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 86 yards per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, ranks No. 103 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Blue Devils were Week 3 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-13 score against Northwestern.

DeShone Kizer led the way last time out for the Fighting Irish, connecting for 344 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 36-28 loss to the Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Duke is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Duke is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Duke is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games on the road
  • Notre Dame is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Notre Dame is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • Notre Dame is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Duke home to Virginia, Saturday, October 1st
Notre Dame at Syracuse, Saturday, October 1st

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