For the first time since 2005, two top-10 teams will face-off at Notre Dame Stadium this Saturday. It will be 7th-ranked Stanford facing No. 8 Notre Dame in a prime-time tilt scheduled for 7:30 PM ET in South Bend, Indiana.
The week 5 college football odds favor the Irish by 5.5-points to beat the Cardinal when 80,000 fans in the stadium join millions at home watching on ABC.
Stanford vs Notre Dame Odds & Predictions College Football Week 5
Who: Stanford Cardinal vs Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish
Where: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN
When: 7:30 PM ET, Saturday, September 29
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Spread: Irish -5½
Moneyline: Stanford +185/ Notre Dame -225
Why Bet On Stanford
Stanford has opened the season undefeated with wins over San Diego State, USC, UC Davis, and Oregon. That last win over the Ducks went into OT as the Cardinal held on for a 38-31 victory in overtime.
Stanford has won the last three games against Notre Dame. The biggest was last year’s late-season tilt that would have sent the Irish to one of a New Year’s Six Bowl.
Why Bet On Notre Dame
Notre Dame started the 2018 season with wins over Michigan, Ball State, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest. While the first three W’s came by single digits, last week the Irish topped the Demon Deacons by a 56-27 score.
That 29-point win came at the expense of Irish QB Brandon Wimbush who was benched for new starter Ian Book. Book rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more in his first start of the season.
Stanford vs Notre Dame Betting Predictions
Can Notre Dame continue its offense prowess going for a second week in a row? Or should you bet on a superior Stanford squad? The betting odds favor the Irish by 5.5-points. I believe the Cardinal will cover the spread if not win straight up.