The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-3) travel to face off against the Stanford Cardinal (3-8) on Saturday, November 25th. This game will be played at Stanford Stadium in Stanford and televised on PACN. Notre Dame is coming off a win in their previous game, while Stanford is looking to get back on track from a loss to the California. Kickoff is set for 7:00 ET.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Stanford Cardinal
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Are Coming Off A Win
Fueling Notre Dame’s most recent 45-7 win over Wake Forest was a strong first quarter. In the game, they were up 7-0 after the opening quarter. Against Wake Forest, Sam Hartman threw for 277 yards on a completion percentage of 72.4%. In the win, he threw four touchdowns and had a passer rating of 141.81.
When looking at how their game played out from a betting perspective, their combined 52 points resulting in the over hitting. The over/under line going into the game was 47. Notre Dame also covered the spread as 24.5-point favorites.
This season, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are currently 8-3. So far this season, they have played four road games and six at home.
Notre Dame has gone into nine games as the favorite this season and one game as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 6-3-1. This season, Notre Dame holds an over/under record of 6-4. On average, their games have produced a combined total of 53.5 points, with the typical over/under line set at 51.2 points.
The Stanford Cardinal Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In Stanford’s most recent loss to California, the Cardinal faced a -2-point deficit going into the 4th and were unable to mount a comeback effort, falling 27-15. In the loss vs. California, quarterback Ashton Daniels finished with a QB rating of 76.85 while completing 18 of 35 passes for 188 yards. He also ended the game with one touchdown.
Going into the game, Stanford was the 6.5-point underdogs and in addition to losing straight-up, they did not cover the spread. The team’s combined 42 points was not enough to surpass the over/under line of 53.5.
With a 3-8 record, the Stanford Cardinal take on Notre Dame. Their road record so far is (2-2) and at home (0-5).
Heading into this week’s matchup with Notre Dame, the Cardinal have been favored in one game and the underdog in eight. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 4-5. So far this season, the average over/under line for Stanford’s games has been 58 points. The Cardinal have an over/under record of 3-6 heading into this week’s game.
Notre Dame Offense Breakdown
The Fighting Irish’s offense is set to face Stanford while averaging 164.1 rushing yards per game and 5 yards per attempt. In the national rankings, they currently stand at 61st for rushing yards and 44th for passing yards, with an average of 257.5 yards per matchup. Overall, Notre Dame is putting up 37.5 points per game, which is 13th nationally.
This season, Sam Hartman has been responsible for 2549 passing yards, maintaining an average of 13.9 per completion. He has a completion rate of 63.8%, having thrown 22 touchdowns.
Stanford Offense Breakdown
On the ground, the Cardinal are 58th in college football at 380 attempts per game. This has led to an average of 117.4 (105th). So far, they have turned to the passing game 35 and have a per game average of 234.5. Overall, they are 87th in points (20.4 PPG).
Ashton Daniels leads the team in passing yards this season with 2095. He’s averaged 11.9 per completion and holds a 58.3% completion rate, having thrown 11 touchdowns.
Notre Dame Team Defense
Notre Dame’s defense sits at 54th for points allowed, allowing 16 points per game. So far, teams have been averaging 148.5 passing yards per game against them (14th nationally). On the ground, they’re yielding 128.6 rushing yards, ranking them 49th in college football.
Stanford Team Defense
The Cardinal defense comes into the game with 23 sacks, and ranked 1st in QB hurries. In terms of points allowed, they are giving up 36 points per game (150th). When it comes to defending the pass, they are ranked 184th in the NCAA, allowing an average of 312.4 passing yards per game. Additionally, Stanford’s run defense comes in allowing 145.2 rushing yards per contest.
Notre Dame vs Stanford Trends
- Notre Dame’s three most recent games vs. the spread has seen them go 1-2 against the spread.
- At home, Stanford has gone 2-1 against the spread (last three).
- Looking back at the last ten times Stanford went into a game as the underdog, their ATS mark was 4-6.
- The previous ten time that Notre Dame was favored, they are 7-3 against the spread.
I’m liking Notre Dame to cover the spread as they come in as the 25-point favorites on the road. Notre Dame’s offense had a strong showing against Wake Forest, and I believe they will continue their success in this week’s matchup against Stanford.
If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, the data we have suggests this game finishing below 51.5 points. For this game, my money is on the under.
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