NC State Vs Notre Dame Odds & Expert PickNoah Williams
The 9th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to take down their second straight nationally-ranked opponent when they host the red-hot No. 14 North Carolina State Wolfpack in a Week 9 matchup that suddenly has the look of one of the best matchups on the entire Week 9 docket.
The NCAAF betting odds favor Notre Dame by 7.5-points over NC State. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best value in this contest.
NC State Wolfpack Vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds & Expert Pick
NC State Wolfpack (6-1) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-1)
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Notre Dame Stadium
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Odds: Notre Dame -7.5
Why Bet the North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds at +7.5
North Carolina State has looked phenomenal since dropping their regular season opener against South Carolina. The Wolfpack have won six straight and come into this contest well-rested after their 35-17 blowout win over in Week 7. Running back Nyheim Hines had an 83-yard touchdown run and added a 92-yard punt return for a touchdown to lead NC State to victory while quarterback Ryan Finley had a modest game by completing 14 of 25 passes for 198 yards and one score. The NC State defense held Pittsburgh to a modest 95 yards rushing and won the turnover battle 2-0. The Wolfpack are averaging 35.4 points per contest while allowing 22.7 points per game defensively.
Why Bet the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds at -7.5
Notre Dame spanked USC and their once Heisman front-runner Sam Darnold 49-14 last weekend as quarterback Brandon Wimbush threw two TD passes in the win while rushing for another pair of scores while running back Josh Adams rushed 19 times for a stellar 191 yards and three scores. The Fighting Irish shut the Trojans down for three quarters while giving up just 14 third-quarter points. Notre Dame is averaging an impressive 41.3 points per game while limiting their opponents to just 16.4 points per contest defensively.
NC State Vs Notre Dame Expert Pick
NC State has gone 5-0 ATS in their last five games, but Notre Dame is also a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five games. While the Wolfpack are also 5-0 ATS in their last five road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall, the Fighting Irish are 5-0 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win.
For me, the difference in this contest will be Notre Dame’s superior defense and the now, jaw-dropping play of dual-threat quarterback Brandon Wimbush. The Irish win and cover the chalk against a very good North Carolina State team.
Pick: Notre Dame -7.5