Navy at Notre Dame College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Notre Dame Stadium
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The Navy Midshipmen head to Notre Dame Stadium to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 18.5 point favorites. The Midshipmen are 4-3-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Fighting Irish are 7-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-4-0.
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Valuable Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
The Navy Midshipmen are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Navy Midshipmen are 4-3-2 against the spread
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-3-0 against the spread
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
11/12/17 DE Anthony Villalobos Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
11/12/17 LB Hudson Sullivan Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
11/12/17 QB Zach Abey Shoulder available
10/06/17 RB Tre Walker Knee out for season
09/09/17 P Erik Harris Suspension out indefinitely
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
11/12/17 WR Cameron Smith Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs. Navy
11/12/17 QB J.D. Carney Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Navy
09/18/17 WR Freddy Canteen Shoulder out for season
09/14/17 DL Elijah Taylor Foot out for season
09/06/17 S Alohi Gilman Eligibility out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Navy Midshipmen are 50th in the country in points scored with 303. They have run 649 plays this year for 4,216 yards, which ranks them 127th in Division 1 in total offense. The Midshipmen average 6.5 yards per play, which is 21st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 197 1st downs this season, ranking them 85th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Navy has run for 3,328 yards as a unit, which ranks 3rd in college football. They've run 568 times, averaging 5.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Midshipmen have been penalized on offense 40 times for 430 yards so far this year, which has them 125th in the country in penalties. Zach Abey has passed for 717 yards this year. He's completed 25 throws while attempting 60 passes for a completion percentage of 41.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 155. He averages 9.5 adjusted yards per throw and 12 yards per pass attempt.
Navy is 68th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 273. They have given up a total of 3,691 yards on D, which is 50th in D-1. The Midshipmen are 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 157 throws on 251 attempts against the Navy Midshipmen defense this season, ranking them 25th and 9th in the nation. The Navy pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,199 yards in the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 317 attempts for 1,492 yards this season, putting them in 51st place in the country against the run. The Midshipmen have had 54 penalties for 395 yards on defense this year. That places them 15th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Navy is 119th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 37 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 82nd in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 571 yards on special teams, which puts them 67th in kick return yardage. The Midshipmen average 20 yards per kick return and they are 53rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,823. The Navy Midshipmen have tried 11 field goals this year and made 7, which is 109th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Navy Midshipmen kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 36 for 38 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,211 yards on 29 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 64th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fighting Irish have run for 3,032 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in college football. They've run 451 times, averaging 6.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been penalized on offense 60 times for 502 yards so far this season, which has them 68th in the country in penalties. They are 14th in the nation in points scored with 380. They have run 728 plays this season for 4,717 yards, which ranks them 107th in Division 1 in total offense. Notre Dame averages 6.5 yards per play, which is 22nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 223 1st downs this year, placing them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. Brandon Wimbush averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 113 passes on 221 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 118.8. He has thrown for 1,405 yards this season.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish rush defense has allowed 354 attempts for 1,409 yards this year, putting them in 39th place in D-1 against the run. Notre Dame has committed 75 penalties for 643 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 108th in college football. They are 31st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 207. They have surrendered a total of 3,754 yards on D, which is 54th in the country. The Fighting Irish are ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 216 passes on 382 attempts against the Notre Dame defense this season, placing them 117th and 120th in Division 1. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish pass defense has also given up a total of 2,345 yards through the air, which is 82nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 9, which is 87th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Notre Dame kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 49 for 49 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,250 yards on 52 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 30th in Division 1 in punting average. Notre Dame is ranked 17th in the nation in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 100 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 104th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 595 yards on special teams, ranking 61st in kick return yardage. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 21 yards per kick return and they are 19th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,412.
Who will win tonight's Midshipmen/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Midshipmen +18.5
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