Free Week 2 Prediction: Blue Devils vs. Fighting Irish Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-0) Duke Blue Devils vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 3rd 2019
Time: 2:30 pm EST
Venue: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread: Notre Dame -20
NCAA Betting Total: 54.5
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Notre Dame is looking to have a strong season in the ACC. The only positive of all of this stuff is maybe, just maybe they stay there.
Duke is hoping to be competitive. They are usually a bit better than we expect.
With a reduced field and schedule Notre Dame is hoping this is a special season.
Duke Blue Devils
Duke is always well coached so perhaps that is an advantage in this weird year. David Cutcliffe always gets the most out of his guys.
QB Chase Brice transferred out of Clemson for a chance to play for him. The kid has some talent and will get a chance to show it this season.
The question is whether he has anyone to throw to who can make a play. The top returning receivers did not even average 10 yards per catch a year ago.
The defense might have more big play guys than the offense this season. Victor Dimukeje had 8.5 sacks a year ago Mark Gilbert is an All-American returning from injury at CB.
Duke is going to fight hard and play smart but this is not one of their more talented teams. They do have experience on the offensive line though. Maybe they can work with that.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Irish won 11 games a year ago but once they got trounced at Michigan midseason they were never really nationally relevant. This year their past back to the playoffs is a little easier to manage.
Ian Book is a very experienced and quality quarterback. There is nothing special about him though. He needs to find a new top receiver and rusher
Though generally not generating as much glamour the defense might be better than the offense this season. Kyle Hamilton had four interceptions as a freshman at free safety.
There is a lot to like about this Notre Dame team for 2020. However, they are not in the elite tier and it will show in those games. Just not this one.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 7-1-1 in DUKE last 9 conference games.
- Over is 8-2-1 in DUKE last 11 games overall.
- ND are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- Under is 6-2 in ND last 8 games as a favorite.
- Under is 11-5 in ND last 16 games overall.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
This is a tough one. There is no doubt that Notre Dame is the better team but are they going to be ready to beat someone by three touchdowns off the hop?
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Under 54.5
I like the under here. Notre Dame’s defense is going to make it really tough to move the ball and Duke does not have much of an offensive identity.
As long as Duke does not turn the ball over this game moves pretty slowly with the Irish in control. Not much pace or flow gives us a nice low number
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