The Notre Dame Fighting Irish put themselves within shouting distance of the College Football Playoff with four games to go. However, Notre Dame doesn’t have too difficult of a schedule in their final four games especially without a conference championship to rely on. Meanwhile, the Navy Midshipmen snapped a three-game losing streak their last time out and had an extra day to prepare.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Notre Dame: 13 overall, 21 offense, 18 defense
Navy: 111 overall, 123 offense, 82 defense
WR Braden Lenzy - Questionable (upper body)
S Kyle Hamilton - Questionable (knee)
OL Tosh Baker - Out indefinitely (undisclosed)
No new injuries to report
Against The Spread
Notre Dame: 5-3 ATS
Navy: 5-3 ATS
Notre Dame: Over 5-3
Navy: Over 3-5
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Notre Dame: 10 overall, 6 offense, 13 defense
Navy: 130 overall, 129 offense, 128 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Notre Dame -21
Moneyline: Notre Dame -1500, Navy +850
Opening line: Notre Dame -19.5
Opening total: 43.5
I’m not sure what is leading to this point total being driven up because that is great news for us as the over/under went right past some key numbers, which will provide some excellent value. Of course, Navy is going to run the ball a ton in their triple-option offense as the Midshipmen run on 83.5% of snaps, the third highest rate in the FBS, which will shorten the game and limit possessions. Navy will enter with an offense ranked No. 128 in yards per play against FBS opponents, while Notre Dame is ranked 85th in that category. Everything about this matchup screams under, and that’s the side to take.
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