Navy vs. ND Pick

No. 19 Notre Dame continues its pursuit for a BCS Bowl on Saturday when the Fighting Irish host Navy at 2:30PM ET from Notre Dame Stadium.

Bet Navy at Notre Dame
The Irish are 6-2 on the season and 2-6 against the spread. Notre Dame defeated Washington State 40-14 last week to end a streak of six-straight games where the Irish had a game decided by seven points or less. Both of Notre Dame’s covers this year came at home. Notre Dame is 44-1 all-time against Navy following a triple overtime loss in 2007.

Navy is 6-3 this season and 4-4-1 against the spread. The Midshipemen are coming off a 27-24 loss to Temple last weekend, which ended a five-game winning streak. Navy has won three games by three points this season.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Notre Dame 11-point home favorites over Navy on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 55.5.

Notre Dame’s offense has the ability to score a lot of points against Navy this week, as Jimmy Clausen has thrown for 2,318 yards with 18 touchdowns to just two interceptions.

The key in this game will be the Irish’s ability to slow down the Navy rushing attack. The Irish are giving up just 123 rushing yards per-game and it looks as if Navy’s style of play will work in Notre Dame’s favor.

We pick Notre Dame to be able to cover the spread this week as the Midshipmen won’t be able to stop the Irish passing game and the Irish should be able to keep Navy from scoring too many points with Navy’s run-heavy offense. The over/under total seems a big high for a game of this nature, so we pick the under in this one.

Our College Football Week 10 Free Pick for this matchup is: NOTRE DAME -11 and UNDER 55.5.
College Football Week 10 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

NAVY is 11-5 against the spread versus NOTRE DAME since 1992

NOTRE DAME is 15-1 straight up against NAVY since 1992

4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

NOTRE DAME is 1-1 against the spread versus NAVY over the last 3 seasons 

NOTRE DAME is 1-1 straight up against NAVY over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at NOTRE DAME since 1992

NAVY is 8-0 against the spread versus NOTRE DAME since 1992

NOTRE DAME is 7-1 straight up against NAVY since 1992

3 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at NOTRE DAME over the last 3 seasons.

NAVY is 1-0 against the spread versus NOTRE DAME over the last 3 seasons 

NAVY is 1-0 straight up against NOTRE DAME over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 10 College Football Injury Report
NAVY

[NG] 09/06/2009 - Nate Frazier was dismissed from the team ( Disciplinary ) 

[SB] 11/05/2009 - Marcus Curry is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Notre Dame ( Quad ) 

[QB] 11/03/2009 - Ricky Dobbs is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Notre Dame ( Knee ) 

NOTRE DAME

[WR] 11/03/2009 - Michael Floyd is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Navy ( Collarbone ) 

[WR] 11/03/2009 - Robby Parris is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Navy ( Knee ) 

[QB] 10/31/2009 - Jimmy Clausen left last game, probable Saturday vs. Navy ( Toe ) 

[QB] 11/03/2009 - Dayne Crist out for season ( Knee ) 

[RB] 11/05/2009 - Armando Allen is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Navy ( Ankle ) 

[RG] 11/02/2009 - Trevor Robinson doubtful Saturday vs. Navy ( Ankle ) 

[DL] 11/03/2009 - Kapron Lewis-Moore is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Navy ( Ankle ) 
Navy at Notre Dame Current Odds
Navy Midshipmen +11 Over 55.5 (+325)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish -11 Under 55.5 (-450)
Bet Navy at Notre Dame
Posted: 11/7/09 12:06PM ET 

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