The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to bounce back from their crushing loss last weekend and keep their four-team playoff hopes alive when they host the Navy Midshipmen. The week 6 college football betting odds favor Notre Dame by 14-points to beat Navy and the public betting community almost split down the middle.
Now, let’s find out if the Irish can bring home the bacon and avoid their second straight loss against a Navy team that is unbeaten right now, even if no one is talking about the Midshipmen.
A Closer Look At The Navy Midshipmen vs. No. 6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish College Football Week 6 Odds & TV Info
What: Navy Midshipmen (4-0) at No. 6 Notre Dame Fighthing Irish (4-1)
When: Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Knoxville, TN
Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium
Weather: 62° F | Scattered Clouds
Spread: Notre Dame -14
Moneyline: Navy +435 vs Notre Dame -570
Game Total: 54.5
Stream: NBC Sports
Listen: Navy vs Notre Dame
Bet The Navy Midshipmen at +14.5 Because…
Navy is off to its best start since 2004 and has won eight in a row and 10 of 11 dating to last season.
Navy rolled all over the Air Force Falcons in their convincing 33-11 Week 5 win over their Armed Forces counterparts, cashing in as a 4.5-point home favorite in the process. The Midshipmen got a fantastic performance from quarterback Keenan Reynolds as the fleet-footed senior passed for 117 yards and one touchdown while adding another 183 rushing yards on 24 carries.
Navy’s stout defense forced four fumbles and recovered three while picking off Air Force one through the air to win the turnover battle at +4. The Midshipmen rank a stellar third in rushing (339.8 ypg) and 22nd in scoring (38.5 ppg) but again, it’s Navy’s defense that has really gotten the job done this season. The Midshipmen rank 35th in total defense and a stellar 13th in points allowed (15.0 ppg).
Bet The Notre Dame Fighting Irish at -14.5 Because…
Navy started 5-0 in 2004 before losing 27-9 to Notre Dame at the Meadowlands.
Notre Dame was one the wrong end of a 24-22 loss to No. 9 Clemson in Week 5, but the good news is that the Irish never quit and nearly pulled off the comeback by scoring 19 fourth quarter points.
The Irish got another solid performance from quarterback DeShone Kizer with the dual-threat signal-caller completing 19 of 34 passes for 321 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while adding another 60 rushing yards and one score on 15 carries.
The Fighting Irish rank 13th in rushing (251.0 ypg) and 29th in scoring (37.2 ppg) while also ranking inside the top 60 in every meaningful defensive statistical category including points allowed (20.6 ppg, 42nd).
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
I’ll get right to the point by saying that I fully expect Notre Dame to get the confidence-rebuilding win in this contest, but I certainly don’t see them covering the spread as two-touchdown favorites against a very good defensive team like Navy.
Not only are the Midshipmen 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall, but they’ve also compiled an insane 9-1 ATS mark in their last 10 road games against Notre Dame.
With the Fighting Irish going 1-5 ATS in their last half-dozen games following an SU loss and Navy going 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games against a team with a winning home record, I say go with the 52 percent of the betting public that likes the Navy Midshipmen! My final score prediction is Navy 21, Notre Dame 28.