Virginia vs. Notre Dame Total Pick
Can you expect a defensive showdown today when No. 10 Notre Dame plays host to No. 18 Virginia at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
173 Virginia vs. 174 Notre Dame
Saturday, September 28, 2019
3:30PM ET – Notre Dame Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Notre Dame is the favorite in this game, as the Fighting Irish are getting odds of -11.5 points against Virginia. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 50.5 points. The public betting currently has 57 percent going on Virginia as the underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
ND falls at Georgia
Notre Dame had a hard-fought effort, but still came up short in a 23-17 loss at Georgia this past weekend. The Fighting Irish fell to 2-1 on the year in the loss. They are 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 with the under.
The Irish are putting up 39.3 points and 445 yards per game this season, but their defense has limited opponents to 18 points and 361.7 yards per contest. Ian Book has thrown for 828 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing for 145 yards and two scores to lead the offense. Chase Claypool has caught 15 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns while Tony Jones Jr. is the leading rusher with 148 yards.
Virginia survives against Old Dominion
The Virginia football team may have been looking ahead to this game last weekend when it got a scare from Old Dominion. The Cavs got a 28-17 win at home, but were a 27-point favorite. UVA is now 4-0 on the season, 2-1-1 against the spread and 2-2 with the over/under total.
UVA has been defensive-reliant this year, as the Cavs are giving up just 18 points and 263.8 yards per contest. The offense is putting up 35.3 points and 370 yards per contest. Bryce Perkins is the team leader with 843 passing yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 193 yards and two scores. Wayne Taulapapa has added 152 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Joe Reed has 23 catches for 215 yards and three scores. Jordan Mack is leading the defense with 29 tackles and five sacks.
College Football Betting Trends
The Irish are 4-1 with the under in their last five against ACC opponents and 5-2 with the under in their last seven games following a loss.
The Cavaliers are 7-3 with the over in their last 10 non-conference games and 7-3 with the over in their last 10 games in September.
The Irish should feel confident in themselves after playing tough at Georgia. They may be a little beat up, but I still think playing at home will give them a boost. The Virginia offense isn’t something I would be afraid of and I think this ND defense is going to really lock down the Cavs. If ND is beat up, I would expect it to be more of a factor on offense. Virginia plays tough defensively as well and can do some things to contain the ND run game. This game should be a tough game for points, as the Irish can’t carry this total on their own.
College Football Week 5 Prediction: Virginia/Notre Dame Under 50.5