Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Stanford Cardinals Point Spread Pick. The 10-1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish head into the 9-2 Stanford Cardinals on Saturday Nov. 28, 2015 for this Week 13 NCAAF matchup on the grass of Stanford Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30PM ET.
Point Spread: Stanford -3.5
Notre Dame moved to 10-1 on the season with a 19-16 win over Boston College in their last game and they are at 7-4 ATS after failing to cover as a 14.5-point favorite.
In their last game Stanford beat California 35-22 to move to 9-2 and they are at 8-3 ATS after covering as a 10-point favorite.
Last season at Notre Dame the Fighting Irish beat the Cardinal 17-14 and they covered as a 2.5-point underdog. When these 2 teams met 2 seasons ago at Stanford the Cardinal beat the Fighting Irish 27-20, but failed to cover as a 16.5-point favorite.
Notre Dame ranks 32nd in total offense and 40th in total defense and Stanford ranks 21st in total offense and 43rd in total defense.
Notre Dame at Stanford Trends/Angles
Notre Dame is 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
The Fighting Irish are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Pac-12.
Notre Dame has an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 road games.
Stanford is 7-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
The Cardinals are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win.
Stanford has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
This season both of these teams have an O/U record of 5-6.
Notre Dame is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games at Stanford.
The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 games between these 2 teams.
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under every time.
11/23/15 DB KeiVarae Russell Leg expected to miss 6-8 weeks
11/22/15 RB C.J. Prosise Ankle injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Stanford
11/22/15 WR Chris Brown Shoulder “?” Saturday vs. Stanford
11/22/15 LB James Onwualu Knee “?” Saturday vs. Stanford
11/13/15 WR Equanimeous St. Brown Shoulder out indefinitely
10/18/15 OL Alex Bars Ankle out for season
09/21/15 DB Drue Tranquill ACL out for season
09/15/15 TE Durham Smythe Shoulder out for season
09/13/15 QB Malik Zaire Ankle out for season
09/06/15 RB Tarean Folston Knee out for season
08/28/15 DL Ishaq Williams Eligibility out for season
08/27/15 DB Shaun Crawford Knee out for season
08/15/15 DL Jarron Jones Knee out indefinitely
08/13/15 RB Greg Bryant Eligibility out for season
11/22/15 DB Ronnie Harris Undisclosed “?” Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/09/15 DL Harrison Phillips Knee out for season
Consensus Pick (ATS)
Notre Dame: 41%
Free College Football Pick
The Cardinal was on an 8-game run before falling by two points to a fast improving Oregon team. They got back on track with a 13 point win over California and should be all set to put in a top effort on Saturday. Notre Dame barely got by Boston College last week and will go into this battle likely without their top RB C.J. Prosise with an ankle injury.
Take the Stanford Cardinal -2
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