Notre Dame vs. Navy Total Prediction

Navy vs. Notre Dame, 10/27/18 College Football Predictions & Preview

At a neutral site, will the offense be on display for No. 3 Notre Dame and Navy when the two meet up this evening in San Diego?

Game Snapshot & Odds

207 Navy vs. 208 Notre Dame

Saturday, October 27, 2018

8PM ET – SDCCU Stadium

TV: CBS

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Notre Dame is the clear favorite in this game, as the Fighting Irish are getting odds of -24 points against Navy. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 53 points. The public betting for this game currently has 53 percent going on Navy in this game. 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.

Navy in a funk

The Midshipmen have dropped four straight following a 49-36 loss to Houston this past weekend. Navy is now 2-5 overall, 1-6 against the spread and 4-3 with the over. The Midshipmen have hit the over in three of their last five.

Navy is struggling on defense this year, allowing 34.3 points and 419.7 yards per contest. Offensively, the Fighting Irish are putting up 29.1 points and 388.4 yards per game. They have one of the top rushing attacks in the nation behind their triple-option. Navy averages 310.1 yards per game on the ground. Malcolm Perry has rushed for 729 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the team while seven others have rushed for over 100 yards.

Notre Dame coming off bye

The Fighting Irish are coming off a 19-14 win over Pitt two weeks ago in their worst showing of the season. Still, ND is 7-0 on the year, 4-3 against the spread and 4-3 with the under. The Irish have hit the over in three of their last four.

Notre Dame is playing very well on both sides of the ball this year. The Irish defense is giving up just 18.7 points and 340.9 yards per game. Offensively, Notre Dame is putting up 32.6 points and 427.7 yards per contest. Ian Book has played well at quarterback, throwing for 1,151 yards and 11 touchdowns with just three interceptions. Miles Boykin has caught 32 passes for 512 yards and four touchdowns while Dexter Williams is the leading rusher with 370 yards and four scores.

College Football Betting Trends

Navy

Navy has hit the under in nine of its last 11 at a neutral site and in five straight against Independent opponents.

Notre Dame

The Fighting Irish are 5-1 with the under in their last six following a failed cover and 7-3 with the under in their last 10 on a neutral site.

Prediction:

These two have hit the under the last two years, but Notre Dame has a much better offense this year. Navy has been struggling to stop lesser offenses like Houston, Air Force and SMU. I would expect the Irish to move the ball just fine tonight and score a fair amount of points. The ND defense will be the key in the total. The Irish see this option offense enough where it shouldn’t have any nuance effect. The ND defense has been very strong this year and I think they will hold Navy down enough to hit the under.

 

College Football Prediction: Notre Dame/Navy Under 53

Related: Notre Dame vs. Navy Spread Prediction

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