Bet Miami Vs Notre DameJosh Bailey
The Week 9 college football betting line favors Miami when they travel to South Bend to battle Notre Dame. The game kicks-off on NBC this Saturday, Oct. 29th at 3:30 PM from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, IN.
Bet Miami Vs Notre Dame
The Week 9 college football betting line opened with Notre Dame as a slim 1-point home favorite. The spread is now 2.5-points in favor of Miami. The total in this game is 58.5 points. If you are betting the moneyline, Miami pays $100 on a $135 bet and Notre Dame pays $115 on $100.
Miami is 4-3 straight up and 4-3 against the spread this season. Notre Dame is a horrible 2 and 5 straight up and 2 and 5 against the spread this season.
What: Miami Hurricanes (4-3) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-5)
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Notre Dame, IN
Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium
Spread: Notre Dame +2.5
Moneyline: Miami FL -135 vs Notre Dame +115
Game Total: 59
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Miami vs Notre Dame
Bet on Miami (-2.5) Because…
Miami is better than what their last 3 games indicate. The Hurricanes lost by only a single point to Florida State, 19 to 20, on Oct. 8. On Oct. 15, they lost 13 to 20 to North Carolina. In their last game, Miami lost 16 to 37 to Virginia Tech. The Hurricanes are better than that. They just ran into 3 teams that were better than they are. It’s doubtful that Notre Dame is as good as Florida State, Miami or Virginia Tech.
Bet on Notre Dame (+2.5) Because…
Notre Dame’s offense can hang with Miami’s offense. The Fighting Irish average a gargantuan 414 total yards per game. Of those 414 yards, the Irish garner 264 yards through the air. They get the rest of those yards, 150, via the rush. Notre Dame has a nice, balanced, offense that leads to 30.3 points per game.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Notre Dame’s offense is talented. But it hasn’t looked that great in the last two Irish games. Sure, Notre Dame had to play in a bog against North Carolina State on Oct. 8. The Irish still should have scored more than 3 points in that game.
Then, on Oct. 15, Notre Dame lost 10 to 17 to Stanford as a -3 home favorite. Stanford played that game without star RB Christian McCaffrey.
Those 2 games point to something amiss at Notre Dame. The truth of the matter is that Brian Kelly must rebuild this season after losing so many players on both offense and defense from last season’s competitive squad.
It could take Notre Dame’s program a year or two to get back to prominence. In the meantime, decent teams like Miami, who will enjoy playing against a squad like Notre Dame after having to take on FSU, NC and VA Tech in a row, should have no trouble covering spreads against the Irish.
I like Miami to beat Notre Dame by a comfortable margin.