Notre Dame has clawed its way into the College Football Playoff Top 4. The Irish are ranked 6th going into this Saturday’s battle with Wake Forest. The college football week 11 odds favor Notre Dame by a gargantuan 27-points to beat the Demon Decons.
The pressure is definitely on Notre Dame now. Any slip up could lead to the Irish falling outside of the Top 10. By slip up, it doesn’t mean that Notre Dame has to lose. If they don’t, as an example, beat Wake Forest by at least the spread on Saturday, they could end up out of the Top 4 if Baylor beats Oklahoma.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish College Football Week 11 Odds
What: Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-6) at No. 6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-1)
When: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Notre Dame, IN
Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium
Weather: 44° F | Decreasing Cloudiness
Spread: Notre Dame -27
Moneyline: Wake Forest +2300 vs Notre Dame -4600
Game Total: 52
Stream: NBC Live Extra
Listen: Wake Forest vs Notre Dame
Why Bet On Wake Forest to Beat #6 Notre Dame (-27)
Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson recruited Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer while he was the coach at Bowling Green. Will his insider take help the Demon Decons?
“He was not one of the players who let the recruiting process go to his head, and even when he had bigger offers he came down for a game or two, and he couldn’t have been more level-headed and mature,” Clawson said about Kizer. “Again, we knew it was a long-shot that we were gonna get him, but whoever he ended up signing with was getting an outstanding football player, a great competitor but also a really mature and humble young man.”
Clawson, now in his second year with the Demon Deacons, has been impressed with what he has seen from Kizer so far. The redshirt freshman ascended from third on the depth chart to full-time starter following the spring transfer of Everett Golson and the Week 2 ankle injury to Malik Zaire.
How much will Clawson’s insider scouting report help in stopping Kizer?
The Demon Deacons have lost three straight and are among the lowest-scoring teams in the FBS at 18.7 points per game. John Wolford and Kendall Hinton have been splitting time at quarterback but rank 10th and 14th in the ACC in passer rating, respectively.
Wake has lost 12 in a row to ranked foes, including a 38-0 defeat to the then-No. 3 Irish in 2012 in the most recent matchup.
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Why Bet On #6 Notre Dame (-27) to Beat Wake Forest
Among one-loss teams in the nation, the Fighting Irish are the highest ranked besides the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Superior talent and depth at every position. The Irish are better than Wake Forest on offense, defense, special teams…everywhere. They are currently ranked 6th, a convincing win can propel Notre Dame into the college playoff top four rankings.
“They’ve done a great job of staying in the moment, staying in the present,” Irish head coach Brian Kelly said of his team when asked about looking ahead. “We’ve got great leadership. They clearly understand it’s about preparation from week to week. Their focus is on this week because it’s the seniors’ last home game.”
QB DeShone Kizer and WR Will Fuller continue to be prolific. Who on that erratic Wake Forest offense is going to step up to carry Decon Demons past LB Jaylon Smith, DT Sheldon Day and CB KeiVarae Russell? Against eight FBS opponents, Wake has scored more than 20 points a single solitary time.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Giving up 27 points in a game is tough to do. But, Notre Dame should score on every possession in this matchup. Not only has that, but the Notre Dame defense faces an offense that only averages 18.7 points per game. Expect the Irish to roll over the Deacons in this one. My final score prediction is Notre Dame 56, Wake Forest 17.