Duke at Notre Dame 9/12/20 – College Football Betting Odds & Picks
Duke Blue Devils vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
NCAAF: 2:30 PM EST
Sep. 12, 2020
Duke is heading into the year with some question marks on the offensive side of the ball. Yes, the Blue Devils are bringing back 7 starters, but are a team that is bringing in a new quarterback in Chase Brice who is a junior. The offense is returning Deon Jackson to run the ball with his 172 carries and 641 yards 6 scores.
The defense for Duke is bringing back a total of 6 starters in the game. The Blue Devils have to replace their leading tackler and pass picker from last years team. The one player that is coming back from the Blue Devils is pass rusher Victor Dimukeje with 8.5 sacks last year.
The Fighting Irish are heading into the game here with a total of 7 offensive starters returning. One of the bright spots that is coming back is the fact that the offensive line is completely intact from last year. The other spot is the fact that Ian Book is back. Last year Book threw the ball for 3034 yards, 34 touchdowns, and only 6 picks.
Now, the Notre Dame defense is a different story. They are returning only 5 starters from the team last year. The Fighting Irish are returning Drew White and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah who both managed to get 80 tackles. The Irish are also bringing back Owusu-Koramoah as a pass rusher as well as he managed to get 5.5 sacks last year.
Recent Betting Trends:
Duke are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Duke's last 11 games.
Notre Dame are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Notre Dame's last 16 games.
Free Betting Pick: Duke Blue Devils +19.5
Duke is coming back with some question marks on their roster. However, one thing that the Blue Devils have going for them is the fact that Notre Dame is only bringing back 5 starters on the defensive side of the ball. Look for those returning to make a difference for the Duke squad as Duke keeps the game close, but is unable to win the game as the Irish offense controls the Blue Devils defense. Final Score, Notre Dame Fighting Irish win but do not cover 21-17.