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Notre Dame vs. Stanford picks and best bets for Week 13

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Stanford Cardinal meet in the final week of the regular season.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 20 Georgia Tech at Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Jack Coan runs with the football during a game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on November 20, 2021 at Notre Dame Stadium, in South Bend, IN.
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The No. 6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are still in contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but need some help from other teams to get the results they want. The Irish will take on the Stanford Cardinal, who have another dismal season under David Shaw.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Notre Dame: 10 overall, 24 offense, 13 defense
Stanford: 96 overall, 91 offense, 102 defense

Injury update

Notre Dame



WR John Humphreys - out (undisclosed)
WR Silias Starr - out (undisclosed)
TE Lukas Ungar - questionable (undisclosed)
RB Casey Filkins - questionable (undisclosed)
LB Stephen Herron - questionable (undisclosed)
QB Ari Patu - questionable (undisclosed)


Against The Spread

Notre Dame: 8-3 ATS
Stanford: 3-8 ATS


Notre Dame: Over 5-6
Stanford: Over 5-6

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Notre Dame: 10 overall, 6 offense, 13 defense
Stanford: 26 overall, 24 offense, 28 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Notre Dame -20.5
Total: 53.5
Moneyline: Notre Dame -1125, Stanford +700

Opening line: Notre Dame -16.5
Opening total: 52.5


58 degrees, clear, 4 percent chance of rain, NNE wind 2 mph

The Pick

Notre Dame -20.5

Shaw tends to coach well in these types of games. His team has already taken down USC and Oregon with its back against the wall. That being said, the Irish have been on a roll of late. They are in playoff contention, while Stanford might have a new coach next season. Notre Dame should rack up some style points here.

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