Florida St. vs. Notre Dame Total Pick
Can No. 3 Notre Dame put up a strong defensive showing when the Fighting Irish host Florida State this Saturday night at 7:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, November 10, 2018
7:30PM ET – Notre Dame Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Notre Dame is the clear favorite at home, as the Fighting Irish are getting odds of -16.5 points against Florida State. The over/under total is currently listed at 53 points. The public betting for this game currently has 75 percent going on Notre Dame at home. 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.
FSU back on a slide
Florida State is coming off a 47-28 loss at N.C. State last weekend for its third loss in four games. The Seminoles are now 4-5 overall, 3-6 against the spread and 6-3 with the over. FSU has hit the over in two straight and five of its last six games.
The Seminoles haven’t been very consistent on offense this season, averaging 23.8 points and 360.1 yards per game. The Seminoles are averaging just 76 rushing yards per game. Cam Akers is the leading rusher with 496 yards and three touchdowns. Deondre Francois has thrown for 2,039 yards and 13 touchdowns with seven interceptions. Tamorrion Terry has caught 23 passes for 505 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, the Seminoles are giving up 30.4 points and 393.7 yards per contest.
Notre Dame keeps on winning
Notre Dame is coming off a 31-21 win at Northwestern last week to move to 9-0 on the season. The Fighting Irish are 5-3-1 against the spread and 5-4 with the over. ND has hit the over in five of their last six games.
The Irish have been great on offense, averaging 33.7 points and 449.1 yards per game on offense. The team will be without starting quarterback Ian Book this week due to a rib injury. Book has thrown for 1,824 yards and 15 touchdowns to lead the team. Brandon Wimbush will take over in his absence. Wimbush has thrown for 589 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions. Dexter Williams is the leading rusher for the team with 568 yards and eight touchdowns while Miles Boykin has 40 catches for 624 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Notre Dame is giving up just 19.3 points and 331 yards per contest.
College Football Betting Trends
Florida State is 6-1-1 with the over in their last eight games against a winning team and 5-1 with the over in their last six non-conference games.
Notre Dame is 5-1 with the under in its last six home games and 6-2 with the under in their last eight games on fieldturf.
With the loss of Book, Notre Dame’s offense become significantly less effective. The Irish were struggling to move the ball with Wimbush as it was, which is why they moved to Book at QB. The FSU offense also has been struggling and is likely to hit a motivated ND defense that knows it needs to step up this week with Book out. I expect an ugly football game for both offenses, which should lead to a pretty low-scoring contest.
College Football Prediction: Florida State/Notre Dame Under 53