|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThis weekend is full of important, playoff-hopes-defining games in college football. One of those games features the one-loss No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish playing the one-loss No. 12 Arizona State Sun Devils. Whoever loses will see their NCAA Playoff hopes die. We'll find out who the lucky winner is starting at 3:30 PM ET at Sun Devil Stadium.
Notre Dame is 7-1 SU so far this season, and 2-1 SU on the road. They are 5-3 ATS, and three of their games have gone OVER the total, with the other five going UNDER. They are coming off of a 49-39 win over Navy, where they lost against the spread as 14 point road favorites. The total went OVER the 54 point line set by the oddsmakers.
Arizona State is 7-1 SU overall this year, and 3-1 SU at home. They are 4-4 ATS, and three of their games have gone OVER the line, and the other five have gone UNDER. They are coming off of a 19-16 win over Utah, where they lost against the spread as 6.5 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 55.5 point line set by the sportsbook.
The Fighting Irish are 6-0 ATS against winning teams, and 5-0 ATS against Pac-12 opponents. They are 5-2 ATS after a SU win, and 5-2 ATS in non-conference play. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 road games, and UNDER in 19 of their last 27 in November. The total has gone UNDER in 37 of their last 52 non-conference matchups.
The Sun Devils are 4-9 ATS in November, and 1-4 ATS at home. They are 1-4 ATS against non-conference teams, and 1-4 ATS at home against teams with a winning road record. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games against Independent teams, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 home games. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 10 overall.
These teams last met in October 2013, when Notre Dame won 37-34, and won against the spread as 6.5 point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 63.5 point line that was set for that game.
For this afternoon's matchup, Arizona State is listed a s a -2.5 point home favorite. The over/under is set at 60.5 points. On the moneyline, the Sun Devils are listed at -140, with the Irish a +120.