Stanford vs. Notre Dame Prediction

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Stanford Cardinal, 9/29/18 Predictions & Odds

Will No. 7 Stanford be able to pick up another key road win tonight when the Cardinal face No. 8 Notre Dame in a battle of top-10 teams at 7:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

207 Stanford at 208 Notre Dame

Saturday, September 29, 2018

7:30PM ET – Notre Dame Stadium


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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at, Notre Dame is favored at home, as the Fighting Irish are getting odds of -5 points against Stanford. The over/under total for the game is listed at 52 points. The public betting for this game currently has 53 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.

Notre Dame going with Book

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 are just 3-6 against the spread in their last nine games overall.

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.

Stanford manages win at 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 have covered the spread in six of their last seven games, dating back to the 2017 season.

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.

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Notre Dame

Notre Dame is just 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight against winning teams.


Stanford is 6-1 against the spread in its last seven against winning teams, but just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a cover.


Stanford has won three straight and covered the spread in two straight in this series. However, the Cardinal didn’t look terribly dominant on defense last week against Oregon and still struggled offensively against the Ducks. If not for Oregon blowing the game in the fourth, we would all be singing a different story on the Cardinal. Book has given Notre Dame a boost on offense and I expect the Irish to be able to move the ball well tonight and pick up a cover.

College Football Prediction: Notre Dame -5

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