NBC has the television coverage for this Fighting Irish vs. Demon Deacons matchup. Kickoff takes place at 3:30 on Saturday, November 18th. This week 12 CFB showdown is being played at Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame IN. The odds for this week 12 non conference matchup have the Fighting Irish as the 24.5 point favorites at home. What side will I be taking leading up Saturday?


The Pick: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +24.5

This game will be played at Notre Dame Stadium at 3:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 36-12 in favor of Notre Dame.
  • Even though we have Notre Dame winning straight-up, we like Wake Forest at +24.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 46.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 48 points.

Will the Demon Deacons Make it Happen in Notre Dame?

With a 4-6 record, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons take on Notre Dame. Their road record so far is (1-3) and at home (2-3).

Heading into this week’s matchup with Notre Dame, the Demon Deacons have been favored in three games and the underdog in six. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 4-5.

Wake Forest has put together an over/under record of 3-6 throughout this season. The average combined score in their games has been 45.1 points, and the standard over/under line has stood at 51 points.

The Demon Deacons’ heads into the game, averaging 131.2 rushing yards per game and 3 yards per attempt. Overall, they’re 91st in rushing yards and 91st in passing yards at 199.3 yards per contest. Wake Forest is averaging 20.5 points per game, which is 89th in the nation.

Coming into this week’s game, the Wake Forest defense is 90th in points allowed at 24.6 points per game. So far, team’s have averaged 224.9 passing yards per game vs. the unit (88th). On the ground, they are giving up 148.5 rushing yards, putting them 83rd in college football.

Can Notre Dame Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

So far, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-3, including going 2-2 on the road and 4-1 at home.

Notre Dame’s average scoring differential for the season is +19.9 leading to an ATS mark of 5-3-1. The Fighting Irish have been favored eight times and the underdog in one games

In 10 games played, the average over/under line for Notre Dame’s games has been set at 51.6 points. These contests have seen an average combined score of 53.7 points, resulting in an OU record of 5-4.

The Fighting Irish’s offense is gearing up to take on Wake Forest, with an average of 166.8 rushing yards per game and an 5 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 58th place for rushing yards and 46th place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 252 yards per contest. Notre Dame’s overall scoring average is at 36.8 points per game, placing them 16th rank nationally.

The Fighting Irish defense comes into the game with 20 sacks, and ranked 1st in QB hurries. In terms of points allowed, they are giving up 16.9 points per game (56th). When it comes to defending the pass, they are ranked 15th in the NCAA, allowing an average of 153.6 passing yards per game. Additionally, Notre Dame’s run defense comes in allowing 128.1 rushing yards per contest.