The ninth-ranked Duke Blue Devils look to stay warm when they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a key Atlantic Coast Conference matchup on Monday night. The teams enter the game tied for second in the conference at 7-2, just a half-game behind first-place Miami at 8-2. The Blue Devils (17-3), who have won five of six, including three in a row, have beaten Notre Dame in seven of the last eight series games. The Fighting Irish (14-6), who beat Duke in their last meeting, a 93-89 victory on Feb. 9 of last year, have won all nine home games this season and are riding a four-game winning streak. . Notre Dame has won 10 of its last 11 games overall.
The Joyce Center game in Notre Dame, Indiana is scheduled to kick off at 7 pm ET. Duke is averaging 81.6 points per game, while Notre Dame is averaging 71.6. The Blue Devils are four-point favorites in the latest Duke vs. Caesars Sportsbook’s Notre Dame, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 144. Before choosing Notre Dame vs. Duke, be sure to check out the SportsLine projection model’s college basketball predictions and betting tips.
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- Difference between Duke and Notre Dame: Duke -4
- Duke vs. Notre Dame over-under: 144 points
- Duke vs. Notre Dame Money Line: Duke -230, Notre Dame +190
- DUKE: Over is 4-0 in Blue Devils last four Monday games
- ND: The Fighting Irish are 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games following a straight win
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Why Duke can cover
Rookie forward Paolo Banchero, who has scored in double figures in all 20 games and posted five double-doubles, leads the way but is getting a lot of help. Second-year center Mark Williams has been a force for the Blue Devils and is coming off his second straight double-double on Saturday. Against Louisville, Williams had 14 points and 11 rebounds. It was his fifth double-double of the season and fourth in the last eight games. His best game yet was a 19-point, 11-rebound effort in an 88-73 win over North Carolina State. For the season, Williams is averaging 10.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and one assist per game.
Freshman forward AJ Griffin is off to a solid start to his college career and is coming off a season-tying 22-point performance on Saturday. He shot 8 of 13 from the field, including 5 of 5 from 3-point range. He has reached double figures in nine games this season, including another 22-point effort against Wake Forest in a 76-64 win on Jan. 12. For the year, Griffin is averaging 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and one assist per game on 52.1 percent shooting from the floor, including 50 percent from 3-point range and 70.4 percent from the free throw line.
Why Notre Dame can cover
The Fighting Irish also spread the wealth on offense with six players averaging 7.5 points per game or better. Youth shooting guard Dane Goodwin leads the team in scoring, averaging 15.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He’s been dynamite from the field, shooting 51.6 percent from the field, including 50 percent from 3-point range, while shooting 48 of 96. He is also one of the best free throw shooters in the country, shooting 88.1 percent from the free throw line. Goodwin reached double-digit scores in all 20 games and posted a double-double, 12-point, 11-rebound effort against High Point on November 16.
Freshman guard Blake Wesley is off to a fast start to his college career. He is averaging 15 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.1 steals per game, and makes 41.9% of his shots from the field, including 32.1 from 3-point range and 67.9% from the free throw line. Wesley is coming off a 14-point, seven-assist effort in Saturday’s win over Virginia. He has scored in double figures in 18 of 20 games, including a season-high 24 in an 82-72 loss at Illinois on Nov. 29.
How to make Notre Dame Vs. Duke
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