|NBC College Football Game of the Week Odds: Stanford vs. Notre Dame|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 11 October 2012 07:30|
Stanford vs. Notre Dame Odds
Notre Dame is 5-0 this season and 3-0 at home while Stanford is 4-1 overall and 0-1 on the road. The Cardinal are 2-3 against the spread while the Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS. Stanford has won the last three meetings with Notre Dame.
Trends show that Stanford is 9-1 against the spread in its last 10 non-conference games and 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 road games. Notre Dame is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games in October and these two teams have hit the under in5 of their last 6 meetings at Notre Dame.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Notre Dame is the favorite at home in this game, as the Fighting Irish have odds of -7 points against Stanford. The over/under total has been set at 44 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Notre Dame favored by 10 points. That was the peak of the spread. It has since been on a steady drop to 7 points.
Notre Dame is coming off a 41-3 win over Miami last week. The Fighting Irish have one of the top defenses in the nation, as they are holding opponents to just 7.8 points per game, which ranks second in the country. Offensively, Notre Dame is scoring 28.8 points per game. The offense is using a number of different players this season, but Everett Golson has the most production, as he has thrown for 827 yards and three touchdowns.
Stanford is coming off a 54-48 overtime victory at home over Arizona last week. The Cardinal found themselves down 14 points with just 9 minutes to play, but rallied to score the final 20 points of the game. Despite giving up 617 total yards of offense in the win, Stanford also racked up 617 total yards. Quarterback Josh Nunes led the way, as he threw for 360 yards and 2 TDs. Stanford’s lone loss this year came in its lone road game, 17-13 at Washington.
In terms of Injuries, Stanford running back Anthony Wilkerson is questionable with a leg injury while receiver Ty Montgomery is doubtful to play with an undisclosed injury. Notre Dame safety Austin Collinsworth is out with a shoulder injury.
The Public Bets for this game are split down the middle. Each team is getting 50% of the wagers with Notre Dame having odds of -7 points at home against Stanford.