Notre Dame at Michigan State College Football Picks & Parlay 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Spartan Stadium to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 6 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 54. The Fighting Irish have an ATS record of 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Spartans have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
09/18/17 WR Cameron Smith Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/18/17 WR Freddy Canteen Shoulder out for season
09/18/17 RB Tony Jones Jr. Rest injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/14/17 DL Elijah Taylor Foot out indefinitely
09/06/17 S Alohi Gilman Eligibility out for season
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
09/17/17 OL AJ Arcuri Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/17/17 TE Hussien Kadry Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/17/17 S Jalen Watts-Jackson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/17/17 G Matt Carrick Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/17/17 T Mustafa Khaleefah Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/17/17 RB Weston Bridges Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/03/17 WR Brandon Sowards ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 28th in Division 1 in points scored with 117. They have run 229 plays this season for 1,482 yards, which ranks them 106th in the nation in total offense. The Fighting Irish average 6.5 yards per play, which is 32nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 63 1st downs this year, placing them 57th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Notre Dame has run for 992 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in the country. They've run 132 times, averaging 7.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Fighting Irish have been penalized on offense 17 times for 128 yards so far this season, which has them 63rd in the nation in penalties. Brandon Wimbush has thrown for 490 yards this season. He has completed 48 passes on 94 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 97.6. He averages 5.2 yards per pass attempt and 4.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Notre Dame is 45th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 56. They have surrendered a total of 1,056 yards on D, which is 66th in Division 1. The Fighting Irish are ranked 35th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 59 passes on 105 attempts against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense this season, placing them 79th and 90th in the country. The Notre Dame pass defense has also given up a total of 601 yards through the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 124 attempts for 455 yards this year, putting them in 83rd place in D-1 against the run. The Fighting Irish have committed 24 penalties for 203 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 99th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Notre Dame is ranked 13th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They have returned 6 kicks for 132 yards on special teams, ranking 80th in kick return yardage. The Fighting Irish average 22 yards per kick return and they are 36th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,616. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 42nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Notre Dame Fighting Irish kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 851 yards on 18 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That places them 10th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Spartans have run for 511 yards as a team, which ranks 60th in the nation. They've run 95 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 7 times for 55 yards so far this year, which has them 126th in the country in penalties. They are 100th in Division 1 in points scored with 63. They have run 152 plays this year for 922 yards, which ranks them 112th in the nation in total offense. The Michigan State Spartans average 6.1 yards per play, which is 47th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 46 1st downs this season, ranking them 105th overall as an offensive unit. Brian Lewerke has completed 35 throws while attempting 54 passes for a completion percentage of 64.8%. He has passed for 411 yards this year. He averages 8.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 149.5.
The Michigan State Spartans rush defense has given up 60 attempts for 183 yards this season, putting them in 7th place in the country against the run. They have had 7 penalties for 40 yards on defense this year. That places them 2nd in Division 1. Michigan State is 8th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 24. They have given up a total of 407 yards on D, which is 4th in the nation. The Spartans are 2nd in yards per play allowed with 3.4. Opponent offenses have completed 22 throws on 58 attempts against the Michigan State defense this season, ranking them 4th and 14th in the country. The Michigan State Spartans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 224 yards in the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 526 yards on 12 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 42nd in the NCAA in punting average. Michigan State is 17th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 38 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 73rd in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 85 yards on special teams, which puts them 107th in kick return yardage. The Spartans average 21 yards per kick return and they are 110th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,045.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -6 and under 54 total points
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