Stanford vs. Notre Dame Total Pick

Stanford vs. Notre Dame, 9/27/18 Week 5 Predictions & Preview

Is No. 8 Notre Dame set to have another low-scoring grind at home when the Fighting Irish take on No. 7 Stanford on Saturday at 7:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

207 Stanford at 208 Notre Dame

Saturday, September 29, 2018

7:30PM ET – Notre Dame Stadium

TV: NBC

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Notre Dame is favored at home, as the Fighting Irish are getting odds of -5.5 points against Stanford. The over/under total for the game is listed at 54 points. The public betting for this game currently has 55 percent going on Stanford on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Stanford stuns Oregon

Stanford improved to 4-0 on the season with a 38-31 OT win at Oregon last week thanks to some poor coaching decisions by the Ducks. Stanford is 3-1 against the spread while going 3-1 with the under this year.

The Cardinal are led by their defense, which are holding opponents to just 13.5 points and 356.8 yards per game this season. On offense, Stanford is averaging only 29 points and 368.3 yards per game. Many were expecting a Heisman-type season from Bryce Love in 2018, but he hasn’t been able to get started. Love has just 254 yards on 59 carries with two touchdowns. K.J. Costello has thrown for 1,056 yards and 10 touchdowns and three interceptions.

Notre Dame wakes up on offense

After some lackluster offensive showings in the first three games of the year, the Irish broke out last week in a 56-27 win at Wake Forest. ND is now 4-0 on the season with a 2-2 mark against the spread and a 3-1 mark with the under. The Irish have hit the under in seven of their last eight.

The big offensive outburst last week upped the Notre Dame season averages to 31.5 points and 415.5 yards per game. Ian Book was made the starter and he didn’t disappoint. He has thrown for 338 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions this season. He has a solid ground game behind him from Tony Jones Jr. and Jafar Armstrong, who have combined for 508 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, the Irish are holding opponents to just 19.3 points and 368.5 yards per game this year.

College Football Betting Trends

Stanford

Stanford has hit the under in five of its last six games against Independent teams and in nine of its last 11 following a win.

Notre Dame

Notre Dame is 6-1 with the under in its last seven against a winning team, but has hit the over in six of its last eight against Pac-12 opponents.

Prediction:

These two just trend to the under. They have hit the under in seven of their last eight meetings overall and in four straight meetings in South Bend. While the Irish had a breakout showing on offense last week, it isn’t likely to continue against this strong Stanford defense. The Cardinal also haven’t been able to get track on offense and I don’t see that changing on the road against a Notre Dame team that may need to rely on its defense this week.

 

College Football Prediction: Stanford/Notre Dame Under 54

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