In the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will play at the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday. It has been a frustrating season for Notre Dame, as they are at the bottom of the conference standings. The Fighting Irish have dropped six straight games, and are 7-15 overall. In their last 10 games, Notre Dame has won just two of them.
For Duke, they come into the game ranked 9th in the country. The Blue Devils are seeking a bounce back win after losing on the road at North Carolina over the weekend. Duke is 16-5 on the season, but have won 8 out of their last 10 games on the season.
The Duke Blue Devils are massive favorites at home in this game. Duke is -16.5 over Notre Dame.
Duke Look to Get Back to Winning
The Blue Devils come into the game with a 7-3 league record, which is third in the league. Duke trails the Tar Heels and Virginia in the league. A win in this game will keep them ahead of North Carolina State, who is 7-4. Besides the loss to North Carolina, the Blue Devils also dropped games to Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh.
Kyle Filipowski leads the charge for the Blue Devils. The big man is playing more than 30 minutes per game, and scoring 17.7 per game. Next for the Blue Devils is point guard Tyrese Proctor, with 10.7 points per game, and 3.8 assists. The Duke offense is 41st in the country, scoring 81.1 per game.
Duke will host Boston College and Wake Forest in their next two games. Then, the Blue Devils go on the road for three straight games. Duke will make stops at Florida State, Miami and Wake Forest.
Fighting Irish with Major Struggles
In last place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are using February for opportunities to get better and possibly pull off upsets. The Fighting Irish lost by 8 at home to Duke earlier in the season. Since their last win; the Fighting Irish have dropped six straight games.
Notre Dame is struggling to score. In fact, they are one of the worst offensive teams in the nation, with under 62 points per game. The Irish are also averaging under 10 assists per game. Markus Burton is the top scorer for Notre Dame, with 16 points per game. Burton is also leading with 4 assists per game.
Notre Dame will go home next to host Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech before going on the road to Louisville and Syracuse.
Duke Wins Big
The Blue Devils are going to win this game, and win it with relative ease. Notre Dame just does not have the pieces to compete with the big dogs in the conference. The Fighting Irish are going to look to grab some players and be ready to compete next season. For now, Duke win this game in blowout fashion. Do not be surprised if Duke wins this game by 30. The final bet for this game on Wednesday is Duke -16.5 over Notre Dame!
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