Louisville vs. Notre Dame Prediction
Notre Dame will look to run its record to 4-0 on Saturday afternoon when it hosts Louisville at 2:30 p.m. ET at Notre Dame Stadium. What’s the best play for bettors with the Fighting Irish laying 16.5 as a home favorite and the total sitting at 62?
153 Louisville Cardinals (+16.5) at 154 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-16.5); o/u 62
Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
2:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 17, 2020
Louisville Cardinals Game Notes
Louisville redshirt junior QB Malik Cunningham completed 19-of-33 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 50 yards and two more touchdowns in a 47-27 loss to Georgia Tech. Cunningham (6’1/200) did all you can ask of him, leading Louisville to a 471-450 total yards advantage over GT. Their fate was sealed by three costly fumbles at inopportune times that helped to turn the game in Georgia Tech’s favor. The talented redshirt junior has performed well in mostly losing efforts, accounting for at least three touchdowns in three of his four games this season for the 1-3 Cardinals. The road doesn’t get any easier for Louisville as they travel to play Notre Dame next Saturday.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Game Notes
Notre Dame moved up to the No.4 spot in the new AP top-25 poll following their win over Florida State. Notre Dame’s move has less to do with their win and more to do with Florida’s loss. The Gators, who were holding the No.4 spot heading into the weekend, took an upset loss to Texas A&M, giving Notre Dame the room to step up into a playoff spot. Notre Dame currently hold a 3-0 record with Louisville up next on the schedule. As of now, the Fighting Irish would be in the college football playoff, but they still have games set against Clemson and North Carolina this year, so things could change.
Louisville vs. Notre Dame Betting Prediction
The Cardinals are just 3-10-1 against the spread in their last 14 road games, are 1-8-1 against the number in their last 10 games as a road underdog and are 5-20-1 at the betting window in their last 26 games when facing an opponent that owns a winning record. On the other side, the Fighting Irish are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 8-3 against the number in their last 11 games as a home favorite and have covered in 17 of their last 25 games played in the month of October.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 7 BETTING PREDICTION: NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH -16.5