Notre Dame at LSU Citrus Bowl Picks and Predictions 1/1/2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
Camping World Stadium
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to Camping World Stadium to play the LSU Tigers on Monday, January 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 1 point favorites. The Fighting Irish are 7-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Tigers are 7-4-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-7-0.
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Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-5-0 against the spread
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The LSU Tigers are 7-4-1 against the spread
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/03/17 WR Cameron Smith Hamstring is "?" Monday vs LSU
12/03/17 QB J.D. Carney Concussion is "?" Monday vs LSU
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
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
12/03/17 LB Arden Key Knee is "?" Monday vs Notre Dame
12/03/17 TE Caleb Roddy Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs Notre Dame
12/03/17 OL Donavaughn Campbell Foot is "?" Monday vs Notre Dame
12/03/17 T K.J. Malone Knee is "?" Monday vs Notre Dame
12/03/17 LB Sci Martin Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs Notre Dame
12/03/17 CB Xavier Lewis Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs Notre Dame
09/25/17 S Ed Paris Knee out for season
09/02/17 NT Tyler Shelvin Eligibility out for season
08/28/17 G Maea Teuhema Transferred out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 25th in the country in points scored with 424. They have run 850 plays this year for 5,459 yards, which ranks them 103rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Fighting Irish average 6.4 yards per play, which is 22nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 256 1st downs this season, ranking them 55th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Notre Dame has run for 3,349 yards as a unit, which ranks 8th in college football. They've run 526 times, averaging 6.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Fighting Irish have been penalized on offense 71 times for 618 yards so far this year, which has them 70th in the country in penalties. Brandon Wimbush has passed for 1,818 yards this year. He's completed 133 throws while attempting 267 passes for a completion percentage of 49.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 122.3. He averages 7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt.
Notre Dame is 33rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 262. They have given up a total of 4,400 yards on D, which is 47th in D-1. The Fighting Irish are 25th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 233 throws on 412 attempts against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense this season, ranking them 84th and 99th in the nation. The Notre Dame pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,562 yards in the air, which is 49th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 464 attempts for 1,838 yards this season, putting them in 51st place in the country against the run. The Fighting Irish have had 80 penalties for 689 yards on defense this year. That places them 86th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Notre Dame is 21st in the country in punt returns with 24. They've totaled 156 punt return yards and average 6.5 yards per return, which is 80th in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 691 yards on special teams, which puts them 65th in kick return yardage. The Fighting Irish average 20 yards per kick return and they are 32nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,306. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have tried 16 field goals this year and made 12, which is 79th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Notre Dame Fighting Irish kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 54 for 54 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,585 yards on 60 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 33rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers have run for 2,530 yards as a team, which ranks 33rd in college football. They've run 521 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The LSU Tigers have been penalized on offense 70 times for 631 yards so far this season, which has them 77th in the country in penalties. They are 70th in the nation in points scored with 337. They have run 788 plays this season for 4,945 yards, which ranks them 88th in Division 1 in total offense. LSU averages 6.3 yards per play, which is 31st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 239 1st downs this year, placing them 78th overall as an offensive unit. Danny Etling averages 9.2 yards per pass attempt and 10 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 146 passes on 242 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 155.3. He has thrown for 2,234 yards this season.
The LSU Tigers rush defense has allowed 400 attempts for 1,517 yards this year, putting them in 23rd place in D-1 against the run. LSU has committed 59 penalties for 450 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in college football. They are 15th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 226. They have surrendered a total of 3,740 yards on D, which is 12th in the country. The Tigers are ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 185 passes on 350 attempts against the LSU defense this season, placing them 21st and 38th in Division 1. The LSU Tigers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,224 yards through the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The LSU Tigers have attempted 24 field goals this season and made 16, which is 58th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. LSU kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 38 for 41 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,189 yards on 54 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 88th in Division 1 in punting average. LSU is ranked 83rd in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 187 punt return yards and average 11.7 yards per return, which is 19th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 364 yards on special teams, ranking 126th in kick return yardage. The LSU Tigers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 81st in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,496.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Irish/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish +1
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