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The Irish Have Had Blue Devils Number

Notre Dame has rare consistency against Duke, as the Fighting Irish are 4-1 SU in their past five against the Blue Devils and 5-1 ATS in their past six meetings. Despite closing as an 8.5-point underdog, Notre Dame topped Duke 95-91 in their lone meeting during the regular season.  

Shark Bites
  • Notre Dame is 6-0 ATS in their past six games as underdogs in March.
  • Duke is 1-3 SU in their past four games against teams with winning records.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in Notre Dame’s past six games.

Duke will need to tighten up a defense that allowed NC State to shoot a season-high 55.4 percent from the floor in a shootout Wednesday. Marshall Plumlee hit the game-winning shot for Duke in the final two minutes despite playing with a bloodied and broken nose in that game. Plumlee was one of four Duke players to finish the game with double-digit points.

Notre Dame slumped down the stretch as the Fighting Irish went 2-3 SU and ATS through their final five games. The offense has been fledgling through those games with the Irish averaging just 65.2 ppg, including back-to-back losses in which they failed to break the 60-point plateau.   

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Duke Blue Devils in this one, their betting line was listed as -1.5-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Duke Blue Devils vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Duke Blue Devils will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 14-16-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 13-14-1 ATS. Duke Blue Devils are 13-18 on betting the total; Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 14-14.

This game puts the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, most recently No. 116 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Duke Blue Devils, who rate No. 54 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Notre Dame has the nation's No. 83-rated offensive output, at 76.4 PPG. The visiting Duke Blue Devils defense ranks No. 140 allowing on average 71.69 PPG. The Fighting Irish FG% has averaged 47.52% so far, more than the Notre Dame Blue Devils marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.34% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Devils got 22 points from Brandon Ingram as Duke ran past North Carolina State 92-89 on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

Zach Auguste scored 24 points and helped out with 24 rebounds for Notre Dame on Saturday, leading the Fighting Irish to a 89-75 victory over North Carolina State at Joyce Center.

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