Navy vs Notre Dame Football Expert Betting Pick

Navy vs Notre Dame 11-18-17
Football Expert Betting Pick

When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, November 18, 2017
Where: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
TV: NBC
Bovada Betting Line: Notre Dame -17.5
Total: 58.5

Navy vs Notre Dame Betting Preview

Notre Dame most likely ended it’s opportunity at making the college football playoffs with a loss at Miami. If it had been a close game they would still have had an argument but a 41-8 loss along with a close 1 point loss to Georgia has ended any rational for a final four pick. Navy snapped a three-game slide with a 43-40 win over SMU last week to become bowl eligible for the 14th time in the last 15 seasons. Navy made a switch at quarterback last and the triple-option attack ended up with 559 rushing yards and a win.

Navy is (6-3) and the offense is looking better as last week they had 282 yards and four TDs on the ground against SMU. On the other side of the spectrum is the Notre Dame offense which looked horrible last week. The Irish (8-2) quarterback Brandon Wimbush was limited to 24 yards and a lost fumble on 11 carries at Miami while passing for just 119 yards and a pair of interceptions. It wasn’t just him the entire offense was shutdown as Miami controlled the line of scrimage.

Navy Midshipmen

Navy is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Navy is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Navy is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Navy is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Notre Dame
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Navy’s last 7 games when playing Notre Dame
Navy is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
Navy is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Navy’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Notre Dame is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Notre Dame’s last 12 games
Notre Dame is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Notre Dame is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame’s last 7 games at home
Notre Dame is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Navy
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame’s last 7 games when playing Navy
Notre Dame is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Navy
Notre Dame is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Navy
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame’s last 7 games when playing at home against Navy

Navy vs Notre Dame Betting Prediction:

The Notre Dame offense was exposed last week by a Miami defense that obliterated the Notre Dame offensive line. I do not think that the Navy defensive line will in any way be the equal of the Miami defensive line but they will be able to do enough to make a few big plays. Where I really like the Navy team is on the offensive side of the ball with the triple option and the running game on a windy and cold day. I am not betting on Navy to win outright but I do have them keeping the game to around 10 points or less.

Navy vs Notre Dame Betting Pick:
Navy +17.5
Score Prediction:
Notre Dame 33 – Navy 24