Duke vs Notre Dame Prediction NCAAF Picks 9/30

Duke vs Notre Dame Prediction NCAAF Picks 9/30

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Notre Dame vs. Duke: College Football Preview

The college football world is abuzz with anticipation as two highly-ranked teams, the 11th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the 17th-ranked Duke Blue Devils, prepare to clash on the gridiron. This exciting matchup is scheduled for September 30, 2023, at 4:30 PM ET and will be broadcasted on ABC.

 

Team Analysis

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame enter this game with a 4-1 record, demonstrating their strength as a top contender in college football. Led by quarterback S. Hartman, Notre Dame's offense has been impressive, averaging 477.2 total yards per game. Hartman has thrown for 1,236 yards and 14 touchdowns, making him a potent force in the air.

Notre Dame's ground game, spearheaded by A. Estime with 591 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns, adds to their offensive versatility. Defensively, the Fighting Irish have allowed an average of 260.6 yards per game, demonstrating their ability to limit opponents.

 

Duke Blue Devils

The Duke Blue Devils have had a stellar 4-0 start to the season, and they are determined to maintain their winning streak. Quarterback R. Leonard has been efficient, throwing for 778 yards and 2 touchdowns. Duke's balanced offense, averaging 424.5 total yards per game, poses a challenge to any defense.

The rushing game, led by J. Waters with 258 yards and 7 touchdowns, provides Duke with a reliable ground attack. However, Duke's defense has allowed an average of 276.3 yards per game, which could be exploited by Notre Dame's potent offense.

 

Prediction

In this highly-anticipated matchup, Notre Dame is favored by 5.5 points with an over/under set at 52.5 points. Our prediction is that Duke will cover the +5.5 points spread.

Duke's undefeated record indicates their ability to compete at a high level. They have a balanced offense and the advantage of playing at home. While Notre Dame is a strong team, Duke's recent performances suggest they can keep this game close.

With the +5.5 points spread, Duke has a good chance of not only covering but potentially pulling off an upset. Expect an exciting and closely contested game between these two top-ranked teams.

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