Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Prediction
The Marcus Freeman era at Notre Dame kicks off on Saturday night in Columbus, OH where the Irish will take on No. 2 Ohio State at 7:30 p.m. ET.
IS 15.5 too much to lay with the Buckeyes?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
171 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (+15.5) at 172 Ohio State Buckeyes (-15.5); o/u 59.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 3, 2022
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 57% of bets are on Nebraska. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Game Notes
Notre Dame redshirt freshman QB Tyler Buchner has been named as the team's starting quarterback. Buchner (6'1/207) was competing with Drew Pyne for the starting gig ahead of this season. The dual-threat quarterback and former four-star recruit will get the first crack as the team's starter and will do so on a big stage when the Irish face off against the Buckeyes on September 3rd in Columbus. Buchner has little game experience at this point in his career, having attempted just 35 career passes for 298 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also rushed 46 times for 336 yards and. another three scores.
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Notes
The Athletic's Bruce Feldman ranked Ohio State sophomore WR Marvin Harrison Jr. as the number two player on his annual Freak's List. Harrison Jr. (6'3/206) boasts some gaudy testing numbers, maxing-out at 380 pounds on the bench while repping 225 pounds 22 times. His 3.94 shuttle run is an eye-popping number and the Buckeyes' standout allegedly hit 23 MPH on the GPS. However Harrison Jr. isn't just a workout warrior, catching three touchdown passes in OSU's Rose Bowl victory over Utah in the season finale. The offspring of NFL Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison, he is expected to start on the outside in Ohio State's pivotal season opener against Notre Dame on September 3.
Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Betting Trends
Over is 4-1 in Fighting Irish last 5 road games
Over is 7-2 in Fighting Irish last 9 vs. Big Ten
Over is 4-1 in Fighting Irish last 5 games in September
Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Betting Prediction
The Fighting Irish have covered in four straight road games and seven of their last eight games dating back to last season. They’re also 4-1-1 against the number in their last six games against the Big Ten and have covered in seven of their last eight non-conference games. On the other side, the Buckeyes have dropped four out of their last five non-conference games at the betting window.
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