Free Week 4 Prediction: Blue Devils vs Fighting Irish Odds
Looking for Duke Blue Devils vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish free picks? Week 4 College football betting sees the Blue Devils taking on the Fighting Irish Saturday September 24th at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(1-2) Duke Blue Devils vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-2)
Date: Saturday, September 24th
Time: 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread: Notre Dame -20
NCAA Betting Total: 60
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While these two schools have developed quite the rivalry on the basketball court, it hasn’t exactly transferred over to the football field. Both teams will look to improve to .500 on the season this Saturday.
Notre Dame”s defense couldn’t keep up with Sparty last Saturday and the Fighting Irish fell to Michigan State 36-28.
Duke was handed a loss for the second straight week last Saturday after losing 24-13 to North Western.
This Saturday will be just the fifth time these two teams have squared off on the grid iron with Notre Dame owning a 3-1 advantage.
They haven’t played against one another since the 2007 season when Notre Dame won 28-7 in South Bend.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The defense of Notre Dame has struggled in both of the team’s losses against both Texas in week 1 and Michigan State last week.
After taking an early lead and being up 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, Notre Dame gave up 36 unanswered points to the Spartans.
The offense pulled things together at put everything they had into a third and fourth quarter comeback, but fell short with just over three minutes left in the game.
DeShone Kizer and the offense has been on point for Notre Dame who is averaging 38 points and over 429 yards per game.
Kizer has completed 50 out of 79 attempts for a total of 715 yards with nine touchdowns and only two interceptions.
Kizer, Josh Adams, and Tarean Folston have each picked up over 100 yards on the ground this season helping the ground attack take some of the pressure off of Kizer’s arm.
Duke Blue Devils
Duke dominated the field in their season opener and haven’t looked the same since.
They have a total of five turnovers throughout their last two games, three against Wake Forrest and two last week to North Western.
Duke was able to hang around for the first half last week before their defense fell apart in the third and fourth quarters.
Duke is averaging over 279 passing yards and 154 yards on the ground a game so far this season.
Quarterback Daniel Jones has been able to connect on 68 of iii pass attempts and had racked up 800 yards and two touchdowns in the process.
He has also found the end zone three times this season keeping the ball on the ground himself.
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- Notre Dame is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games after losing against the spread.
- Duke is 1-4 in their last 5 games following an outright defeat.
- The Blue Devils are 1-4 their last 5 games following a loss against the spread.
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Duke hasn’t been able to win against a couple of teams that shouldn’t have been a problem.
They have some serious issues when it comes to turning the ball over which could lead to the defense of Notre Dame finally building some momentum this year.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Notre Dame -20
Notre Dame has been beat twice this years in games that they could have won.
Their offense is firing on all cylinders and even had momentum in the later stages last week against Michigan State.
While Notre Dame making the college playoffs should no longer be a concern with two losses, the Irish could use a big win against the Blue Devils to get the season headed back in the right direction.
Week 4 Free Score Prediction: Duke 17 – Notre Dame 48
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