Duke Blue Devils (2-2) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +3.5 -- Over/Under: 147 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Purcell Pavilion.
The Duke Blue Devils look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 73.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Matthew Hurt is averaging 19 points and 8.3 rebounds while DJ Steward is averaging 11.8 points and four rebounds. Jalen Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Jaemyn Brakefield is grabbing four rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free throw line. The Duke Blue Devils are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look for a statement win to get a game above a .500 record. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 74.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Prentiss Hubb is averaging 21.3 points and four rebounds while Nate Laszewski is averaging 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Dane Goodwin is the third double-digit scorer and Cormac Ryan is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 41.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
The Blue Devils are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. The over is 14-5-1 in Blue Devils last 20 overall. The under is 5-2 in Fighting Irish last 7 overall. The favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Duke Blue Devils have played two respectable programs in four games and the offense has fallen apart. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish aren't on the same level of a Michigan State or Illinois, but they're an experienced team that has gotten after it defensively and just beat Kentucky while taking Ohio State down to the wire. Notre Dame appears capable of hanging with the big boys again. Give me the free bucket.