Notre Dame vs. Michigan Prediction
Will No. 19 Michigan finally be able to grab a win over a top-10 team when the Fighting Irish take on No. 8 Notre Dame tonight at 7:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
207 Notre Dame vs. 208 Michigan
Saturday, October 26, 2019
7:30PM ET – Michigan Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, this game is considered even, as oddsmakers aren’t giving Michigan or Notre Dame any points. The over/under total for the game is listed at 50 points. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on Notre Dame as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wolverines drop another
Michigan is coming off a hard-fought loss at Penn State last weekend, 28-21. The Wolverines dropped a game-tying touchdown late in the contest. Michigan is now 5-2 on the season, 3-4 against the spread and 5-2 with the over.
The Wolverines have been led by a respectable defense that is allowing just 19 points and 285 yards per game. Offensively, Michigan is putting up 29 points and 392.1 yards per contest. Shea Patterson has thrown for 1,522 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the offense while Zach Charbonnet has 457 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Ronnie Bell is the leading receiver with 24 catches for 432 yards. Jordan Glasgow has been leading the defense with 51 tackles and four sacks.
Irish come in rested
Notre Dame got the week off and was last in action two weeks ago in a 30-27 win at home over USC. The Fighting Irish are now 5-1 on the season, 4-2 against the spread and 4-2 with the under.
The Irish have been pretty steady on both sides of the ball. Notre Dame is putting up 39.2 points and 454 yards per game on offense this year, while the defense is giving up 16.8 points and 348 yards per contest. Ian Book has thrown for 1,419 yards and 14 touchdowns, while also rushing for 188 yards and three scores to lead the offense. Tony Jones Jr. is the leading rusher with 557 yards and four scores while Chase Claypool has 27 catches for 394 yards and four scores.
College Football Betting Trends
Michigan has failed to cover in four straight non-conference games and in seven of their last nine games on fieldturf.
The Irish are 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 against a winning team and 42-20-2 ATS in their last 64 games in October.
The home team has won and covered the spread in five straight meetings between these two, but the Fighting Irish have won three of the last four. Rain is expected tonight, but I don’t see that impacting the result. Michigan has come up short against top-10 teams for a while now. The Wolverines tend to fold when they meet physical fronts and the Irish have a physical front. ND should be able to control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and grind out more scoring drives. Michigan just hasn’t come through in these situations.
College Football Week 9 Prediction: Notre Dame even