Stanford Cardinal vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish NCAA Football Betting Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
This NCAA football betting weekend is filled to the brim with enticing matchups. One such pairing is this Saturday’s Stanford Cardinal vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish contest. The Fighting Irish are undefeated thus far into the season but have had some hiccups along the way. Will Stanford be able to take advantage of those hiccups this Saturday? Let’s check on the NCAA sportsbook odds to get a better idea of what to expect.
Stanford Cardinal vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Sat., September 29th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Stream: NBC Extra
NCAA Football Betting Odds:
Entering this weekend’s matchup sporting a 4-0 record and a No. 7 national ranking. All in all Stanford has been put to the test several times this season. Their first real challenge came in Week 2 when they faced No. 17 USC at home. It was a hard fought, low-scoring matchup that saw Stanford come out on top 17-3. A few weeks later, Cardinal would once again get tested against the likes of No. 20 Oregon. Facing the Ducks on the road, Stanford knew they needed a near-perfect outing to get the win. In the end, they triumphed over Oregon 38-31. Now the Cardinal looks to face another nationally ranked opponent and hopes to deliver a lopsided finish. However, the spread line is predicting this will be a close, down to the wire matchup.
Players to Watch: KJ Costello (1,056 passing yards, 10 TD, 3 INT), Bryce Love (254 rushing yards, 2 TD, 4.3 AVG), and JJ Arcega-Whiteside (408 receiving yards, 7 TD, 17 REC).
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish are 4-0, making them the best independent program in the nation so far. The biggest challenge Notre Dame has faced this season was right out of the gate when they took on No. 14 Michigan at home. Ultimately Notre Dame fought their way to a triumphant 24-17 finish over the Wolverines, kicking off the season on a high note. This weekend the Fighting Irish will face their second nationally ranked opponent of the season but the odds think they’ll be able to rise to the challenge. And like the odds predict, the stats are divining a tight matchup. Right now Stanford is putting up 29.0 per game and giving up 13.5 per game. For comparison, Notre Dame is allowing 19.3 while scoring 31.5 themselves. Honestly you could not ask for more competitive numbers.
Players to Watch: Brandon Wimbush (589 passing yards, 1 TD, 4 INT), Tony Jones Jr. (263 rushing yards, 3 TD, 5.7 AVG), and Miles Boykin (167 receiving yards, 0 TD, 9 REC).
Stanford Cardinal vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Predictions
Stanford Cardinal vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting players take in this Stanford Cardinal vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. Stanford has been put to the test more but the Fighting Irish will be playing at home. Sign up to make your online betting prediction today!
Score Prediction: 27-21 Notre Dame.