A matchup featuring two teams that are nationally ranked in the Top 25, the No. 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-14.5) are paying a visit to the No. 23 Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. This afternoon game is scheduled to kick off at 4:00 p.m. ET and fans can catch the action by tuning in to FOX.
No. 15 Notre Dame vs. No. 23 Stanford Betting Odds 11/30/2019
Notre Dame is favored by 14.5 points in this game. The Fighting Irish are currently getting -750 moneyline odds while the Cardinal are +510. The over/under has been set at 51 points, and if one side catches a lucky break in the early stages, it will probably create a nice live betting opportunity.
The Fighting Irish are 9-2 straight up (SU) while the Cardinal are 4-7 SU. The Fighting Irish are 7-4 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 4.0 units this season. They’ve been a good under bet and have posted an O/U record of 4-7.
The Cardinal have lost 2.1 units so far. They’re 3-8 ATS and seven of their games have gone over the total.
Stanford enters this matchup on a zero-game winning streak while Notre Dame has lost each of its last zero. The Fighting Irish are coming off a resounding 40-7 win over Boston College last week where Ian Book completed 26 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns. Tony Jones Jr. (61 rushing yards on 15 attempts) and the signal-caller Book (66 yards on 12 carries) led the running attack in the win. Chris Finke (seven receptions, 71 yards, one TD) and Cole Kmet (seven catches, 78 yards, one TD) shared the receiving duties.
One week ago, California took care of this Stanford team by a score of 24-20. The Cardinal defense let the Golden Bears eat up the clock by rushing for 139 yards on 37 attempts, including two rush TDs. Nikko Remigio was on a different level for California, recording 157 yards on nine catches. For Stanford, Davis Mills completed 26-of-35 passes for 283 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Cameron Scarlett (31 rushing yards on 12 attempts, one TD) handled the ground game in the defeat as Michael Wilson (six receptions, 63 yards) and Osiris St. Brown (five catches, 34 yards) led the pass-catching corps.
Notre Dame has run the ball on 52.7 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Stanford has a rush percentage of 44.5 percent. The Fighting Irish have produced 175 rush yards per game and have 17 touchdowns via handoffs this year. The Cardinal are totaling 104 rushing yards per contest and have seven total rush TDs.
It appears that the Fighting Irish might own an edge in all aspects of the ground game, as their running backs has generated 4.8 yards per carry while the defense is allowing a YPC of 3.9 to opponents. The Cardinal have registered 3.6 yards per carry and allowed a YPC of 4.4 to opponents.
The Irish have averaged 252 yards through the air overall and have 32 passing scores so far. The Cardinal have recorded 261 pass yards per outing and have 16 total pass TDs.
Defensively, Notre Dame should have the upper hand when it comes to limiting the pass. The team has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 164 yards and pass for 153 yards per game. Stanford has allowed 147.2 rushing yards per game and 281.7 to opposing teams in the air. The Irish are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 4.07 to opponents, while the Cardinal have given up a 7.36 ANY/A.
Book has amassed 2,248 passing yards on the year. He’s completed 189-of-321 attempts with 24 passing touchdowns and only six interceptions. Book’s got a 7.16 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 11.07 over the last two games.
Expect Book to spread the ball around early and often in this one. Chase Claypool (353 receiving yards and six touchdowns), Braden Lenzy (112 yards, one TD) and Chris Finke (353 yards, four TDs) have all been heavily involved recently.
Davis Mills has put up 1,173 yards, six TDs and three INTs for Stanford. His ANY/A sits at 7.29 for the season and 7.39 over his past two games.
Mills and Stanford also like to air it out, as Michael Wilson, Simi Fehoko and Colby Parkinson have collectively recorded 464 receiving yards and three scores over the last couple of games.
When these two teams met a year ago, Notre Dame knocked Stanford off by three touchdowns 38-17.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Stanford Cardinal Betting Prediction
SU Winner – Stanford, ATS Winner – Stanford, O/U – Under
Team Betting Notes
The Fighting Irish offense has created seven pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Cardinal have put up eight such plays.
The Notre Dame defense has allowed four pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Stanford has given up five such plays.
The Notre Dame offense has created 16 rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while Stanford has created five such runs.
The Fighting Irish defense has allowed 16 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Cardinal have given up 11 such runs.
The Notre Dame D has 28 sacks on the year while Stanford has 26.
Notre Dame has averaged 5.5 yards per carry over its last three games and 4.8 over its last two.
Stanford has averaged 3.3 yards per carry over its last three outings and 2.0 over its past two.
In its last three contests, Stanford is 0-3 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The O/U for Notre Dame’s previous game was set at 66.5. The under cashed in the team’s 40-7 victory over Boston College.
Over its last three matchups, Notre Dame is 3-0 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Stanford’s previous match going into it was 43. The over cashed in the 24-20 loss to California.
Notre Dame has won eight of its last nine games SU, with a 31-point defeat to Michigan on October 26th representing the only loss over that span.
Stanford has lost five of its last six games SU, with a 10-point win over Arizona on October 26th accounting for its one victory over that span.