The 12th-ranked Syracuse Orange will face the 3rd-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Yankee Stadium this weekend. Kick-off is scheduled for 2:30 PM ET on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. You can watch the game on NBC and stream it via NBCSports.com.
Spread & ATS Pick Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The college football betting spread favors Notre Dame by 10.5-points to win. If you are betting on Syracuse straight up, then the Orange pay +345 on the moneyline. The point total is a whopping 61-points for over/under bets.
What: College Football Week 12
Who: Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Where: Yankee Stadium, 1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY 10451
When: 2:30 PM ET, Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Spread: ND -10½
Moneyline: Orange +345/Irish -430
Should you bet on Syracuse to beat Notre Dame?
Syracuse is on a four-game win streak and sitting at 8-2 straight-up overall. The Orange scored at least 40 points in each game on their current win streak. Moreover, Syracuse has scored 50+ points five times this season. Syracuse is 3-0 against the spread this year as a spread betting underdog.
The team is bowl eligible for the first time since 2013.
Should you bet on Notre Dame to beat Syracuse?
Notre Dame is undefeated at 10-0 this season and currently in the College Football Playoff picture. A loss in either of their final two games of the season will kill an Irish national championship bid.
Good news for Notre Dame is that QB Ian Book will be back under center. He is 6-0 SU and 4-1-1 ATS as the starter this season. Plus the Irish defense is allowing 100 fewer yards on average than the Orange.
Notre Dame is 4-1 SU and 3-1-1 ATS over its last five games on neutral fields. That includes a win and cover over Syracuse two years ago in New Jersey.
ATS Pick Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
If Notre Dame wants to stay in the College Football Playoff conversation, the Irish will have to not only beat Syracuse but cover the betting spread and then some.
My ATS pick is Syracuse +10.5 over Notre Dame. Tough as nails Orange QB Eric Dungey has thrown for 14 TDs and rushed for another dozen. The Irish can defend mobile quarterbacks, but can they slow down a dual-threat QB of Dungey’s caliber? I don’t think so.
Plus the Over is a smart bet. Notre Dame has hit the over in six of its last seven games. Syracuse has hit the over in four of its previous five matchups as well.