Notre Dame Vs Stanford Line & Betting TipsJosh Bailey
No. 9 Notre Dame vs No. 20 Stanford Throw Down in Week 13 Legends Trophy Rivalry
Ninth-ranked Notre Dame will look to give their super model slim College Football Playoff hopes a big boost when they square off against No. 20 Stanford in the 32nd meeting of their annual Legends Trophy rivalry matchup. The Las Vegas oddsmakers have listed the college football betting line at -2 in favor of the Fighting Irish over the Cardinal.
— IndyStar (@indystar) November 21, 2017
Stanford still has some faint New Year’s Day bowl hopes and now, the two big-time bowl game hopefuls will meet on Saturday night at Stanford Stadium at 8:00 PM ET with this contest airing live on ABC and ESPN 3.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Vs Stanford Cardinal Line & Betting Tips
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-2) at Stanford Cardinal (8-3)
When: Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Stanford Stadium
TV: ABC; ESPN 3
Stream: Watch ESPN
Line: Notre Dame -2
Bet Notre Dame Because…
Notre Dame rebounded from their humbling 41-8 smackdown loss against Miami two weeks ago to get past Navy 24-17, this past Saturday in bad weather by scoring 14 unanswered points over the final 20 minutes of the game to avoid the huge upset. Quarterback Brandon Wimbush passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Fighting Irish to the win.
Bet Stanford Because…
Stanford has won two straight and seven of eight and got past Cal 17-14 in their own hard-fought matchup as Heisman Trophy-contending running back Bryce Love rushed 14 times for 101 yards and one score to lead the way to victory while the Cardinal defense limited the Bears to just one touchdown in the win.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Vs Stanford Cardinal Betting Tips
While Stanford has been playing solid football for the better part of the last eight weeks, I’m going to advise you to roll with the 64 percent of public bettors that like the Fighting Irish to get the win and ATS cover in this one for one main reason. While both teams give up a nearly identical amount of points defensively in this contest, Notre Dame has the far more explosive offense and the better quarterback in this contest.
Stanford’s Bryce Love may be the best player for either team in this matchup. Notre Dame running back Josh Adams isn’t very far off and quarterback Brandon Wimbush is undoubtedly more difficult to contain that Stanford signal-caller K.J. Costello.
While Stanford has won two straight in this series, I like the Irish to get the win this year and cover the chalk as a very manageable road favorite. I know the Irish are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record, but they’re also 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight-up win while Stanford has gone 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight-up win.