Can Notre Dame Cover Spread as Nearly Three-Touchdown Faves Against Visiting Miami-Ohio?
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are looking much better as they get set for their Week 5 matchup against visiting Miami-Ohio and they likely don’t stand any chance of losing to the RedHawks outright when they host their Week 5 opponents on Saturday. However, can the Irish can cover the Week 5 college football betting line as nearly three-touchdown home favorites, so let’s find out now if Brian Kelly’s squad can bring home the bacon!
Miami (Ohio) vs Notre Dame College Football Week 5 Line & Pick
Miami-OH RedHawks (2-2) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET
Where: Notre Dame Stadium
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Line: Notre Dame -21
Why Bet the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks Line at +21
The Miami (Ohio) RedHawks can put some points on the board and they’re getting almost three touchdowns as visiting road underdogs. The Redhawks picked up an impressive 31-14 win over Central Michigan in Week 4 to cash in as 1.5-point road underdogs as quarterback Gus Ragland completed 11 of 19 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns to lead Miami Ohio to victory while running back Kenny Young added 91 rushing yards and one score on 14 carries. Wide receiver Sam Martin added a pair of catches for 72 yards and one score and the Redhawks recorded two interceptions in the win while stopping the Chippewas two out of three times on fourth down attempts.
Why Bet the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Line at -21
The Fighting Irish have too much talent, plus a bunch of motivation right now. Notre Dame pounded the snot out of Michigan State in their 38-18 Week 4 win as quarterback Brandon Wimbush completed 14 of 20 passes for 173 yards and one touchdown while rushing eight times for 52 yards and an additional score. Running back Dexter Williams ran for 40 yards and another touchdown on eight carries while fellow back Deon McIntosh added 35 rushing yards and another score on 12 carries. Defensively, the Irish forced three turnovers to get the win despite holding the ball for almost 10 fewer minutes than the Spartans.
Miami (Ohio) vs Notre Dame Week 5 Pick
The Fighting Irish are the easy pick to win and cash in after seeing how they obliterated Michigan State last weekend. Notre Dame has an excellent quarterback in Brandon Wimbush and just too much talent on both sides of the ball for the RedHawks to pull off either, the outright win or ATS cover in this contest.
Miami-Ohio is 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, while Notre Dame has compiled a pitiful 1-8 ATS mark in their last nine games following an ATS win and 1-5 ATS mark in their last 6 games following a straight up win. I say throw out Notre Dame’s uninspiring ATS trends for this matchup and back the Irish to win and cover for the third straight time this season!
Pick: Notre Dame -21