Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame Free Pick
Now that they've cracked the top 4 in the college football playoff rankings, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to stay there by avoiding a letdown when they host Wake Forest at 3:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Mybookie.ag, the Irish are 26.5-point home favorites versus the Demon Deacons after they opened as 27.5-point favorites. As for the total, it opened at 51 before climbing to 52.
Wake Forest enters play with a 3-6 record and a 4-5 mark against the spread, while Notre Dame is 8-1 straight up and a profitable 7-2 against the spread. The Irish have covered in six of their last seven games, with their lone failed cover coming as an 11-point road favorite at Temple two weeks ago.
Now that they're ranked in the top 4 of the college football playoff, Notre Dame controls its own destiny from here on out. The Irish have a huge test coming up at the end of the season when they take on Stanford but for now, this isn't a look ahead spot with Boston College on deck. Wake Forest has a decent defense, allowing just 184.2 yards per game through the air this season (20th in the nation), but the Demon Deacons have had major issues moving the ball offensively. Wake is 113th in the country in total yards per game (340.6), 121st in rushing yards per game (110.7), and 116th in points scored (18.7). There's always a threat of being back-doored by taking a heavy favorite, but Notre Dame is still the play here.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 11 FREE PICK: NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH -26.5