Duke Blue Devils will open their first College Football betting game on the road against Notre Dame Fighting Irish as they kick-off from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Duke Blue Devils will hope to have a better season this year after they completed 2019 with a 5-7 overall record. In the ACC Coastal Conference, the Blue Devils held a 3-5 record at the second last spot. From the defensive end, Duke will bring back seven top tacklers this season. Last year, nine tacklers were noted for their performance but the Blue Devils had to let go of two.
Duke vs. Notre Dame Betting Information
Quarterback Chase Brice will take his spot after his transfer from Clemson Tigers and he’s all set to lead the way. Eight starters will be back for Duke from the offensive end. Deon Jackson will be back with his 641 rushing yards and six touchdowns last year. Victor Dimukeje and Chris Rumph are expected to play an important role for their squad. Dimukeje had 8.5 sacks while Rumph had 6.5. There is no news about Duke’s receiving corps for now.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Analysis
Notre Dame Fighting Irish are holding the 10th rank in the nation. The Fighting Irish won 11 of their 13 overall games in the Independents FBS and they are all set to create more damage this season. Ian Book will take his spot as the quarterback after contributing 38 touchdowns last year with six interceptions. In the last four games with the Irish, Book had 14 touchdowns without any interceptions. The rushing end will need some polishing to be done as Notre Dame needs to replace three of their top rushers. Ade Ogundeji will take the lead for his team for the running back squad.
From the receiving corps, Branden Lenzy and Avery Davis will return while Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah take their positions as linebackers. From the running back position, Kyren Williams will be back to support his team. Notre Dame has one of the best offensive lines in the country that has dominated opponents in the past. Nick McLeod will be the new transfer from North Carolina State while Shawn Crawford returns to the cornerback position.
Duke Blue Devils vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Pick
The NCAAF pick for this match is Notre Dame Fighting Irish -19.5. Notre Dame will take out Duke with ease in this game. The Fighting Irish have one of the most balanced teams on both sides. Duke will struggle to get past their defense while their offense is no match for the Irish. An easy win for the Fighting Irish in their opening game is right at hand. Final Score Prediction, Notre Dame Fighting Irish wins 42-14.
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