2012 NBC College Football Game of the Week Odds: Miami vs. Notre Dame Print
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Friday, 05 October 2012 06:30
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Miami vs. Notre Dame Odds


CHICAGO, IL (The Spread) – No. 9 Notre Dame looks to stay undefeated on Saturday when it takes on Miami from Soldier Field at 7:30PM ET on NBC.

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Notre Dame is 4-0 overall and 2-0 in games at home. This is largely considered a home game for Notre Dame due to Chicago not being far from South Bend. Miami is 4-1 overall and 2-1 on the road. The Hurricanes are 3-2 against the spread while the Irish are 3-1 ATS. Notre Dame has won three of its last four against Miami.

Trends show that Miami is 2-5 against the spread in its last 7 non-conference games but 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on grass. Notre Dame is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games following a bye week.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Notre Dame is favored to win this game, as the Irish have odds of -14 points against Miami. The over/under total has been set at 53.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Notre Dame favored by 12 points. The spread never got any lower than that and hasn’t surpassed the current 14-point spread.

Notre Dame is off to a 4-0 start thanks to a 13-6 win over Michigan two weeks ago. The Fighting Irish have been led by their defense this year, as they rank third in the country in scoring, holding opponents to just 9 points per game. The Irish have not allowed more than 17 points in a single game this season. The ND offense has been struggling a bit, as they average just 25.8 points per game. Freshman quarterback Everett Golson has thrown for just 641 yards and 3 TDs through four games.

Miami has won three straight following its 44-37 win over North Carolina State last week. The Hurricanes have scored at least 38 points in all four wins and are averaging 35.6 points per game on the year. The offense is led by the passing attack, which is posting 328.4 yards per game behind quarterback, Stephen Morris, who has thrown for 1,635 yards and 9 TDs on the season. The Miami defense ranks 100th in the country in scoring, as it has allowed 33.4 points per game.

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In terms of Injuries, Notre Dame running back Amir Carlisle is doubtful with an ankle injury. Miami offensive lineman Ben Jones is expected to miss this game due to a foot injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Miami. The Hurricanes are getting 58% of the wagers with odds of +14 points against Notre Dame at Soldier Field.

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