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Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Preview & Picks

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

The 2018 college football betting season continues this weekend with a flurry of enthralling matchups. One pairing that you won’t want to miss is the Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish matchup. Both sides are having terrific seasons but Syracuse will be vying to hand Notre Dame their first loss of 2018. So, will the sportsbook odds favor the Orange in their noble plight? Or will they predict a sour turnout for Syracuse? Let’s take a look at the legal betting odds to find out.

Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Saturday, Nov. 17th               

When: 2:30 pm ET

Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York


Stream: NBC Extra

College Football Betting Odds:

Syracuse +9 (-110)   +295
Notre Dame -9 (-110) -355
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Syracuse Orange       

The Orange tumble into this Week 12 contest sporting an 8-2 record. So far this season, the Orange have posted a 5-2 record in ACC play. This has led to a 2nd place ranking in the Atlantic Division of the conference. However, with the Clemson Tigers leading the ACC with an unblemished 7-0 conference record, it’s clear that Syracuse has already lost too much ground in the ACC race. Nevertheless, the Orange can still vie to lock up a high profile Bowl Game at the end of the season. Judging by the type of season they’ve had, they’ll certainly be a front runner. But at the same, there’s no denying that a win over No. 3 Notre Dame would help them out in even more so. The odds are pegging Cuse as a big football betting underdog, which is to be expected since they’re facing an undefeated Top 5 team on the road.

Players to Watch: Eric Dungey (2,193 passing yards, 14 TD, 5 INT), Moe Neal (716 rushing yards, 5 TD, 6.0 AVG), and Jamal Custis (748 receiving yards, 5 TD, 42 REC).

Notre Dame Fighting Irish      

The Irish fight their way into this Saturday’s contest flashing a flawless 10-0 record. If Notre Dame can continue their current trend, they should be a shoo-in for the college football playoffs. However, considering how tight that race is, the Fighting Irish cannot afford any slip ups in the coming weeks. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that Notre Dame will need a solid outing from their defense. Right now the Fighting Irish are scoring 34.5 per game, which is slightly short of the 44.4 that Syracuse delivers. However, there’s no question that Notre Dame enters this weekend’s matchup with the better defense. Currently giving up 18.7 per game, there’s no question they’re a more elite unit than Syracuse’s defense – which gives up 27.6 per outing.

Players to Watch: Ian Book (1,824 passing yards, 15 TD, 4 INT), Dexter Williams (770 rushing yards, 10 TD, 6.8 AVG), and Miles Boykin (654 receiving yards, 8 TD, 44 REC).

Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Predictions


  • Syracuse is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Syracuse is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse’s last 5 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Notre Dame’s last 8 games at home
  • Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame’s last 7 games
Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Picks

So which side should cell phone betting fans take in Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish matchup? All things considered, Notre Dame is your safe bet here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 36-30 Notre Dame.