Bet Stanford at Notre Dame Odds & TV InfoJosh Bailey
The Week 7 college football odds favor Stanford when they travel to battle Notre Dame in one of the great football rivalries of all time. The game kicks-off on Saturday, October 15th at 7:30 PM from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, IN.
Stanford has been a huge disappointment this season. The Cardinal is 3 and 2 straight up and 3 and 2 against the spread. Notre Dame has been an even bigger disappointment in 2016. The Irish are 2 and 4 both straight up and against the spread.
Bet Stanford at Notre Dame Odds & TV Info
Notre Dame opened as a -2.5 home favorite. The Irish remain at -2.5 on the betting line. The total is 53 points after opening at 51 points.
What: Stanford Cardinal (3-2) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-4)
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Start Time: 7:30 PM ET
Where: Notre Dame, IN
Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium
Spread: Notre Dame -3
Moneyline: Stanford +135 vs Notre Dame -155
Game Total: 54
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Stanford vs Notre Dame
Bet on Stanford +2.5 Because…
Stanford should get Christian McCaffrey to play in this game. McCaffrey got hurt in the 16 to 42 loss to Washington State. In that game, McCaffrey only had 8 carries for 25 yards. He caught only 1 pass for 5 yards. He is listed as questionable to play against Notre Dame on Saturday. Word is that McCaffrey should definitely be on the field. If he is, Notre Dame could have some trouble stopping one of the nation’s pre-season favorites to win the Heisman Trophy.
Bet on Notre Dame -2.5 Because…
Notre Dame’s offense can score points against anybody. Forget last week’s 3 to 10 loss to North Carolina State. That game took place on a muddy, rainy, terrible field. They probably shouldn’t have even played that game considering the field conditions. In any case, Notre Dame usually averages 33.7 points and 431.7 yards per game. The Irish hadn’t scored less than 28 points in any game this season before scoring only 3 against NC State.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Notre Dame garners favoritism because of the lack of respect being shown to the 2 Washington schools, the Washington State Cougars and the Washington Huskies. The Washington Huskies are one of the Top 3 teams in the nation. The Huskies are undefeated and have, arguably, the best defense of any team in the nation. No wonder they trounced Stanford.
When Washington State beat Stanford, it became the Cougars third straight win and fourth straight cover in a row. Stanford has lost its last 2 games because it’s been playing against much tougher opponents than Notre Dame.
The Notre Dame defense is still a mess. Unless it’s rainy and the field turns bogy on Saturday, Stanford should beat Notre Dame straight up in this game.