Duke vs. Notre Dame - 3/10/16 ACC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Duke Blue Devils (22-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Thursday afternoon in the ACC Tournament.
The Duke Blue Devils look for another win after beating NC State on Wednesday. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 81.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Grayson Allen is averaging 21.5 points and 3.5 assists while Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.7 points and 6.8 rebounds. Luke Kennard is dishing 1.5 assists and Marshall Plumlee is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Blue Devils are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils are 3-2 this season on neutral courts.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hope to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 76.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 15.9 points and five assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 14.5 points and 10.4 rebounds. Steve Vasturia is dishing 3.1 assists and Bonzie Colson is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Fighting Irish are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1-3 this season on neutral courts.
Duke was able to take Notre Dame down to the wire in its only meeting against the Irish this season and probably should have won on the road. The Irish just haven't looked that impressive this season and tend to go through stretches of sloppy basketball. That's not going to fly against a Duke team that can shoot lights out.
I'll side with the Blue Devils.