Navy vs. Notre Dame Pick
Can Notre Dame continue to show defensive improvement this Saturday when it takes on Navy at 11:30AM ET?
This game will be taking place from EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday on CBS. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Notre Dame is the favorite in this game, as the Fighting Irish are getting odds of -7 points against Navy. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 67 points. Notre Dame has won five straight over Navy, while the two have hit the over in six straight meetings.
Notre Dame is coming off a 30-27 win over Miami at home, improving to 3-5 on the season. The Irish have split the over/under total 4-4 this year, but have hit the under in three straight. Their defense has shown some improvement, holding opponents to just 54 points combined in the last three games. They are now giving up 27.6 points and 388.1 yards per game this season. On offense, Notre Dame is averaging 30.3 points and 413.5 yards per game this season. DeShone Kizer is leading the offense with 2,038 passing yards and 16 touchdowns while rushing for 316 yards and seven scores. Josh Adams is the leading rusher with 510 yards and two touchdowns while Equanimeous St. Brown has 37 catches for 683 yards and seven scores.
Navy is coming off a 52-45 loss at South Florida last week to fall to 5-2 on the season. The Midshipmen are now 5-2 with the over, hitting it in three straight games. The Midshipmen are surprisingly not a great defensive team but very strong on offense. They are giving up 28.9 points and 436.1 yards per game while posting 35.4 points and 444 yards per game. Their rushing attack is among the best in the country, averaging 296.6 yards per game. Will Worth has run for 618 yards and 13 touchdowns while passing for 987 yards and six scores. Chris High has added 445 yards and five scores, while four others have at least 100 yards on the season.
Navy is giving up a lot of points lately, but the Midshipmen also have posted at least 42 points in their last four games. Their run game should be able to continue to pile up yards, even against an improving Notre Dame defense. The Irish have an offense that can move the ball on this Navy defense as well. Kizer should be able to orchestrate some scoring drives and keep this game very high scoring.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PICK: NAVY/NOTRE DAME OVER 67