Duke vs. Notre Dame - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-2) at Duke Blue Devils (4-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils +6.5 -- Over/Under: 52
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Duke Blue Devils will match up on the college football gridiron Saturday.
Notre Dame comes in at 6-2 overall. The Irish have fallen to Georgia and Michigan but taken out Louisville, New Mexico, Virginia, Bowling Green, USC and Virginia Tech otherwise.
In the win over the Hokies, Notre Dame QB Ian Book had 341 yards with two TDS and a pick, and also led the rush with 50 yards and a score. Chase Claypool was tops receiving there with eight grabs for 118 yards.
Over on the Duke side, they’re 4-4 so far. The Devils have wins over NC A&T, Middle Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech but have fallen to Alabama, Pitt, Virginia and North Carolina.
In the loss to UNC, Duke QB Quentin Harris had 229 yards with one TD and one INT, and Deon Jackson had 91 yards rushing. Scott Bracey had 62 yards and a score on five receptions to lead the team there.
The Irish are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six on grass and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 in November. Notre Dame is 1-4-1 ATS in their last six road games and the under is 4-1 in the last five road games.
Meanwhile, the Devils are 6-1 ATS in their last seven versus independents and 4-1 ATS in their last nine after a bye. Duke is 5-1 ATS in their last six after an ATS loss and 10-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
Virginia Tech is a solid team, but one the Irish should have taken care of a little more handily than a 21-20 squeaker. That makes two disappointing performances in a row for Notre Dame after their 45-14 drubbing at the hands of Michigan.
We should see a better outing here against Duke, who has scored 31 points over their last two games combined after a really good run of offensive games. I would like to lean toward ND here but if Duke can get some scoreboard traction it could get hairy. I’m gonna take a shot on the Blue Devils.