The Duke Blue Devils and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will meet for a marquee battle between two of the top three teams in the ACC. Which kicks off the week with a victory? Check out our preview below of this Duke-Notre Dame ACC matchup.
Betting Preview for the Duke Blue Devils vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish NCAA College Basketball Game on January 31 2022
Where: Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IND
When: Monday, January 31, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Duke Blue Devils (-5)
Record: 17-3 Overall/7-2 Conference
Duke added another to its list of victims, as the Blue Devils took down the Louisville Cardinals at home last Saturday, 74-65. The Blue Devils, who are now 3-0 straight up in their last three games, put up a dominant performance in the Louisville game perhaps to make a big statement after barely beating the Clemson Tigers in the previous contest. AJ Griffin led the way for the Blue Devils against Louisville, scoring 22 points, while Mark Williams and Paolo Banchero chipped in 13 and 11 points, respectively. Duke’s offense and defense are elite in the ACC, which makes it hard to beat Mike Krzyzewski’s squad. On the season, Duke is second in the conference in adjusted offensive efficiency (112.6 points per 100 possessions) and leads the ACC in adjusted defensive efficiency with only 99.8 points allowed per 100 possessions. Duke’s defense has held its last three opponents to only an average of 64.3 points.
Duke is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games overall.
Betting on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (+5)
Record: 15-6 Overall/7-2 Conference Conference
Just like Duke, the Fighting Irish are on a roll. Notre Dame has gone 4-0 straight up in its last four games overall. The last time they were on the court, the Fighting Irish beat the Virginia Cavaliers at home, 69-65. Although they have beaten lightweights during that stretch, the Fighting Irish did beat a true national title contender back in December when they took down the Duke Blue Devils at home to the tune of a 66-62 score. Four starters scored at least 14 points for Notre Dame in the win over the Hoos, led by the pair of Nate Laszewski and Dane Goodwin, who each had 16 points. Outside shooting has been a weapon for Notre Dame this season. The Fighting Irish are 34th in the nation with 37.1 3-point shooting percentage and third in the ACC with 41.1 3-point success rate. They are also careful with the leather, ranking tops in the league with just 5.2 non-steal turnover rate.
Notre Dame is 4-0 against the spread in its last four games overall.
Duke wins, 73-68.
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