|ABC College Football Game of the Week Odds: Notre Dame vs. Stanford|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 24 November 2011 09:30|
Notre Dame vs. Stanford Odds
Stanford is 10-1 on the season and 9-2 against the spread. Notre Dame is 8-3 on the year and 5-6 against the spread. The Cardinal has hit the over 6 times this season while the Irish have hit the under 6 times. Stanford has won the last two games in this series.
Trends show that Notre Dame is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games against Stanford and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games at Stanford. Stanford is also 6-0 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.
Oddsmakers have Stanford as the favorite in this game, giving the Cardinal odds of -6.5 points against Notre Dame. The over/under odds have been set at 58 points. (View Matchup)
Stanford is 5-1 at home this season and the Cardinal are coming off a 31-28 win over California last week. The Cardinal averages 45 points per game this season, which ranks fourth in the country. On defense, Stanford is giving up 20.9 points per game. Quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown for 2,937 yards and 31 touchdowns on the season.
Notre Dame is 3-1 on the road this season and the Irish have won their last four games after beating Boston College 16-14 last week. Notre Dame is scoring 32 points per game this season on offense while allowing 20.3 points per game on defense. The team has been balanced on offense this season as Tommy Rees has thrown for 2,648 yards and 19 touchdowns while Cierre Wood has rushed for 1,001 yards and nine scores.
In terms of Injuries, Stanford receiver Theo Riddick is probable with a hamstring injury while receiver Daniel Smith is questionable with a leg injury. Stanford defensive back Wayne Lyons is out with a foot injury.
Currently over 1,100 Public Bets have been placed on this game and Stanford is getting 86% of the wagers with odds of -6.5 points against Notre Dame on Saturday.