Duke vs. Notre Dame - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-5) at Duke Blue Devils (14-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Duke Blue Devils meet Saturday afternoon at the Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hope to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 78.2 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 17.1 points and 5.4 assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 13.9 points and 9.5 rebounds. Steve Vasturia is dishing 3.1 assists and Bonzie Colson is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. Notre Dame is allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won nine of their last 12 road games.
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The Duke Blue Devils have lost back-to-back games just once in the last three years. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 86.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Grayson Allen is averaging 20.3 points and 3.6 assists while Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.4 points and six rebounds. Matt Jones is dishing 2.2 assists and Luke Kennard is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. Duke is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils haven’t lost a home game since Jan 13th of last year.
The Fighting Irish are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blue Devils are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Notre Dame always seems to get the short end of the stick in these big games when it comes to lines. Where's the respect? The Irish are an experienced and deep basketball team that should make this a great game. Take the points.