#3 Notre Dame vs #7 Miami Betting Pick
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 11, 2017
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Bovada Betting Line: Notre Dame -3
Notre Dame vs Miami Betting Preview
A big Saturday night game with No. 7 Miami vs No. 3 Notre Dame on ABC. The Hurricanes had a big win last week with a 28-10 victory over ACC rival and then-No. 13 Virginia Tech. The only blemish on the Irish record is a one-point loss to #1 Georgia. Other than that game the Irish have had little trouble rolling up the victories behind Josh Adams and a powerful ground attack that has almost 1,000 more yards rushing this year than all of last season. Miami has taken a different path to victory with clutch plays to keep its 13-game winning streak alive. What was the last loss by the Hurricanes? Last year a 30-27 loss to Notre Dame.
Notre Dame (8-1)
Notre Dame is led by one of the best offensive lines in the country and that has fueled a ground attack (324.8 yards per game) that is almost impossible to stop with Adams (132.3 average) who has seven touchdown runs of at least 60 yards this season. The Irish defense has had its moments but can be beaten through the air and has given up 245.3 yards passing (90th in the nation) and 15 scores. This is a weakness that Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier (283 yards passing per game) and his receiving corps can exploit.
Miami will need to run the ball behind Travis Homer to keep the defense fresh and off the field. The Hurricanes can be beaten on the ground by a physical offensive line like the one Notre Dame has. Where the Hurricanes do excel is in turnovers as they now have 20 takeaways (13 interceptions, seven fumble recoveries).
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Notre Dame’s last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Notre Dame’s last 10 games on the road
Miami Betting Trends
Miami-FL is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
Miami-FL is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami-FL’s last 5 games
Miami-FL is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami-FL’s last 6 games at home
Notre Dame vs Miami College Football Betting Prediction 11-11-17
This is a game of two top teams with each team in a position to exploit the other teams weakness on defense. The Irish will run the ball and keep running it to wear down the Miami defense but this will not be a grind it out running game. The Irish will get big plays out of the running game. On the other side the Miami receivers will match up well against the Irish defensive backs and a mobile quarterback is just what Miami needs to get the time to throw deep. Both teams will be scoring and that leads to my bet on the total.