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Duke vs. Notre Dame NCAA Football Betting Preview, Odds and Predictions

Duke Blue Devils at Notre Dame Fighting Irish College Football Betting Preview

At the onset of the 2020 season is a one-year exception.  Notre Dame takes great pride in being a College football betting independent.  COVID-19 is throwing an exception into that hard rule.  Notre Dame will play the 2020 season as a full-fledged member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.  Immediately when this was announced the Irish were considered the top threat to ACC power Clemson.  Duke is never favored to win the ACC.  But this basketball school has thrived as a perennial bowl contender under David Cutcliffe.  “Coach Cut” remains one of the most respected offensive minds in the land.

Duke Blue Devils vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Information

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
TV Coverage: NBC

Duke vs. Notre Dame Betting Odds

Duke +20 (-110) 56 (-110) +675
Notre Dame -20 (-110) 56 (-110) -1050
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Duke Blue Devils at Notre Dame Fighting Irish CashBet Wagering Analysis

Owing to their following as a worldwide brand Notre Dame is a strong online sportsbook favorite.  Few entities in any sport can match Notre Dame’s marquee status with the public.  Squares are always inclined to back the Fighting Irish at home.  Counter to that is a Duke team that is lightly regarded.  Sharps and bargain-hunters will give the Blue Devils a look here.  Notre Dame faces the danger of overlay status.  Hence Duke may have enough offense to sneak through the back door. Defense remains the concern in regards to the Blue Devils.

Cutcliffe Looks for Duke Bounce Back

Ironically enough Duke failed to bowl last year because of weak offense.  Of course, offense is usually their Betting on college football strength.  Cutcliffe has taken over play-calling and coordination.  That should get things back on track.  Duke has an experienced roster returning for 2020.  In like manner, their defense has been transformed into a strength.  All of which makes a bowl game likely for this season.

Kelly’s Heroes Begin One Year ACC Season

Namely senior quarterback Ian Book is a key bet on NCAAF asset for 2020.  Book led the Irish to the 2018 College Football Playoff.  But Notre Dame is far more than their QB.  Head coach Brian Kelly says the Irish have a chance to be “really good.”  And Kelly is not one to brag.

Duke Blue Devils at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Against the Spread

Overall Duke has lost just three of 12 games to the line as a road dog of 14 or more points.  Four of their last five in that role went over the total.  Duke has gotten the money in 10 of their last 13 September matchups. Accordingly, five of their last six September tilts went over the total.  Blue Devil betting value on the road hasn’t materialized. For example, Duke has paid in seven of their last eight away matchups.   Just three of their last 12 road games stayed under.

In comparison, the Fighting Irish have shown surprising home wagering value.  Notre Dame is 8-2 vs. the odds at Notre Dame Stadium.  Nine of their last 14 home games went under the total.  Further, Notre Dame has paid in six of their last 11 as home chalk of 14 or more points.  Six of their last eight in that situation went under the total.  Notre Dame has beaten the line in nine of their last 12 September showdowns.  Four of their last six September games cleared the total.

Last year Notre Dame scored a 38-7 win at Duke.  Under the total of 49.5 paid as well.  Duke upset Notre Dame in a 38-35 road win in 2016 as 20.5-point dogs.

Duke Blue Devils at Notre Dame Fighting Irish CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation fading the public is the way to go.  Duke has enough to stay within the

Betting on NCAAF number.  Public money will send Notre Dame out of the value zone.

Duke at Notre Dame CashBet Best Bet:  Duke Blue Devils


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