Navy vs. Notre Dame Pick

Navy vs. Notre Dame College Football Predictions Against The Spread

Can No. 9 Notre Dame avoid a letdown performance against one of its annual rivals, Navy, when the two teams meet up today at 3:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Notre Dame is favored at home, as the Fighting Irish are getting odds of -17.5 points against Navy. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 58.5 points. Notre Dame has won five of its last six meetings with Navy, but the Midshipmen have covered in three of the last four encounters. The public is currently putting 55 percent of the wagers on Navy on the road. Today’s game takes place from Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana. The contest will air live on NBC.

Notre Dame is coming off being thrashed by Miami last weekend, 41-8. Notre Dame has fallen to 8-2 thanks to that loss and the Irish are now 7-3 against the spread after failing to cover in their last two games. ND is putting up 38 points and 471.8 yards per game this season on offense behind 303.2 rushing yards per game. Josh Adams has run for 1,231 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the offense while Brandon Wimbush has run for 663 yards and 13 touchdowns. Wimbush has thrown for 1,406 yards and 12 touchdowns as well. Defensively, ND is allowing 20.7 points and 375.4 yards per game.

Navy is coming off a 43-40 win over SMU at home last week to improve to 6-3 on the season. The Midshipmen are 4-3-2 against the spread this season, going 1-2-2 ATS over their last five games. Navy is allowing 30.3 points and 410.1 yards per game this season on defense. Offensively, Navy is putting up 33.7 points and 468.4 yards per contest. Navy has one of the top rushing attacks in the nation, averaging 369.8 yards per contest behind its triple option. Zach Abey has rushed for 1,202 yards and 13 touchdowns while throwing for 717 yards and six touchdowns. Malcomb Perry has added 736 rushing yards with seven touchdowns. However, Perry is doubtful to play today due to an ankle injury.

Bet on Navy vs. Notre Dame

Notre Dame bounced back in a big way after losing to Georgia when it defeated Boston College, another rival, 49-20 on the road. While the Irish looked terrible and Wimbush is still dealing with a little bit of a hand injury, I expect Notre Dame to get back to winning today. The Irish aren’t going to be caught off guard by the Navy offense since they see it regularly. The Irish should also have the rushing attack to give Navy fits. I look for the Irish to make a statement on the ground and roll to a big win.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: NOTRE DAME -17.5

Need More winners against the spread? Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. Instant Access here.

Loading...

College Football Predictions

Thumbnail UL-Lafayette vs. App State Prediction The Sun Belt will have the spotlight in the college football world on Friday night when UL-Lafayette visits Appalachian State at 8:30 p.m. ET. Listed as only a...
Thumbnail Air Force vs. Utah State Prediction Fresh off their first victory over the season, the Utah State Aggies will aim for win No. 2 on Thursday night when they host the Air Force Falcons at 9:30 p.m....
Thumbnail LA Tech vs. North Texas Prediction The first of two college football games on Thursday night will take place in Denton, Texas when 4-3 Louisiana Tech visits 3-4 North Texas at 6:00 p.m. ET. Given...
Thumbnail Illinois vs. Baylor Hoops Prediction A pair of top-5 teams clash tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN for the Jimmy V Classic Presented by Corona when No. 5 Illinois takes on No. 2...
Thumbnail Georgia vs. South Carolina Prediction The under has been profitable in the Georgia-South Carolina series but will it cash on Saturday night when the Gamecocks and Bulldogs...

NCAAF Headlines