Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 2/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame (+7)
The Duke Blue Devils (7-7) host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-10) at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday. Duke opens this game as 7-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 149.
Notre Dame comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 7-10 for the year. The Fighting Irish are connecting on 38.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (154 of 398) and 76.1% from the charity stripe. They average 71.8 pts per contest (178th in Division 1) on 46.6% from the field. They turn it over 10.5 times per contest and as a unit they commit 11.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, Notre Dame is pulling down 32.9 boards per contest and has racked up 258 dimes so far this year, which ranks 71st in the nation in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Fighting Irish are forcing 8.4 turnovers per game while drawing 15.4 fouls. They surrender 36.0% on 3-point attempts and they are 205th in college hoops in PPG allowed (71.4). The Fighting Irish defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 43.7% (469 of 1,073) and they concede 35.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 271st in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 243 conceded this season.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish stepped onto the hardwood against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and took a loss by a score of 82-80 in their last game. Notre Dame finished with a 59.3% FG percentage (32 out of 54) and converted 7 out of their 18 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Fighting Irish converted 9 of 13 tries for a rate of 69.2%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 24 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 dimes for the matchup as well as earning 5 steals and 4 blocks. When discussing defense, Notre Dame allowed the other team to shoot 59.3% from the floor on 32 of 54 shooting. Georgia Tech earned 15 dimes and had 9 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Yellow Jackets grabbed 25 boards (5 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Georgia Tech went 55.6% from the charity stripe by making 5 of 9 shots. They made 7 of 14 tries from distance.
Nate Laszewski is someone who was a major factor for this contest. He scored 27 points on 11 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins played and also grabbed 2 rebounds. Laszewski shot 84.6% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Fighting Irish was Juwan Durham. He totaled 7 rebounds and earned 3 dimes. He ended up going 88.9% from the field for the matchup by going 8-of-9 (18 points). When the game finished, Durham was on the hardwood for 25 minutes.
Duke has a win-loss record of 7-7 for the year. Duke has totaled 1,052 points for the campaign (75.1 per contest) and they pull in 36.6 rebounds per game. The Blue Devils are responsible for committing 17.4 fouls per game and they hit 70.9% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Blue Devils are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which ranks 110th in the country. They are dishing out assists 14.9 times per contest (83rd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.4 times per contest. The Blue Devils on the defensive side of the court are 229th in college basketball in points given up per game with 72.1. The Duke defense surrenders 38.4% on shots from beyond the arc (98 of 255) and opponents are knocking down 69.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 13.4 dimes and 33.4 boards every game, ranking them 208th and 104th in those defensive categories. They are able to force 14.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (288th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Duke Blue Devils went home defeated by a final of 91-87 against the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Blue Devils were able to collect 20 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 28 in this matchup. They also stuffed 7 attempts while getting 10 steals in the game. The Tar Heels earned 13 personal fouls in the game which took the Blue Devils to the free throw line for a total of 7 attempts. They were able to convert 4 of them for a rate of 57.1%. With respect to shots from distance, Duke made 11 of 25 tries (44.0%). Overall, the Blue Devils went 36 for 67 from the floor which had them at 53.7%. The Blue Devils permitted the Tar Heels to bury 34 out of 64 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 53.1% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 66.7% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 10 of 15 and ended up shooting 13 out of 22 from the charity stripe (59.1%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Duke permitted North Carolina to snag 35 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Jeremy Roach ended up being important for the Blue Devils for this contest. He made 7 out of 14 in this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which earned him 16 points. Roach pulled down 2 boards in his 27 minutes played and earned 5 assists for this game. Someone else who came through for Duke was Wendell Moore. He racked up 15 points in his 30 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 9 from the floor in this game. Moore walked away from this one going 66.7% from the floor while totaling 4 dimes and 5 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Duke (-7) and over 149 points
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