Louisville Vs Notre Dame Week 13 Betting Odds

Louisville Vs Notre Dame Week 13 Betting Odds

Louisville battles Notre Dame in a game that means a lot to both teams. Neither squad has a shot to make it to the College Football Playoff, but both teams could end up in a big time bowl game with a victory.

Both teams also had second ranked Florida State on the ropes before losing in the fourth quarter. Can Notre Dame right itself enough to get into a major bowl game? Will Louisville do enough to stop Notre Dame’s offense?

Louisville Cardinals at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
When:  Saturday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 pm ET
Where:  Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
Betting Line: Notre Dame -3.5

Analyzing The Louisville Vs Notre Dame Week 13 Betting Odds

Notre Dame has gone from a College Football Playoff contender to a team that could get locked out of one of the top bowl games at the end of the season. Notre Dame has dropped 3 out of its last 4 games. In addition to the 27 to 31 loss to Florida State, Notre Dame has also lost 31 to 55 to Arizona State and just this past Saturday to Northwestern by a 40 to 43 score in double overtime.

The Fighting Irish has also gone 1 and 4 against the spread in their last 5 games and the defense has given up at least 30 points in the Irish’s last 4 games. The 31 points to Florida State was nothing compared to the 39 points they gave up to Navy then came the 55 points to Arizona State before the 43 points to Northwestern.

A lot of Notre Dame’s issues on defense have to do with Joe Schmidt, their leading tackler who got injured versus Navy and is out for the rest of the season. But even without Schmidt, Notre Dame’s defense should be much better than their averages imply. Notre Dame is giving up 383.7 yards per game and 27.1 points per game. Those are the averages. Allowing Northwestern to rack up 547 total yards is definitely not a good sign. Notre Dame’s offense is averaging 465.4 yards and 35.4 points per game.

Those averages might be lower after the Irish take on Louisville this Saturday. The Cardinals are ranked fifth in college football in total yards allowed at 286.7 per game. The Louisville defense is ranked second against the rush when allowing only 88.9 yards per game and teams average only 17.8 points per contest.
Louisville’s offense isn’t as good as Notre Dame’s but it might not need to be. Notre Dame Quarterback Everett Golson has thrown 12 interceptions this season. He’s also fumbled the ball multiple times. His penchant for the turning the ball over will help Louisville gain fantastic field position for their offense in this contest.

According to the trends, both teams have a shot against the spread in this game. Louisville is 23 and 8 against the spread in their last 31 road games. The Cardinals are also 17 and 4 ATS in their last 21 road games versus a team with a winning home record and they’re 5 and 2 ATS versus a team with a winning record. Notre Dame is 6 and 1 against the spread versus a team with a winning record.

This game will come down to defense. Louisville’s is still one of the best in the nation while Notre Dame’s is playing as bad is it has all season long. Louisville has a good shot at winning this game outright. The Cardinals should definitely cover the spread in this matchup.

Week 13 Betting Odds Pick: Louisville +3.5