Notre Dame at Syracuse College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Syracuse Orange host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 10 point favorites. The Orange have an over/under record of 6-4-0 and they are 7-2-1 against the spread. The Fighting Irish have an ATS record of 5-3-2 while their over/under record is 6-4-0.
Valuable 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 5-3-2 against the spread
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 7-2-1 against the spread
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
11/11/18 TE Alize Mack Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
11/11/18 QB Ian Book Ribs is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Syracuse
11/11/18 CB Julian Love Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
10/03/18 OL Alex Bars Knee is out for season
09/14/18 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Foot is out for season
09/02/18 DL Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa Foot is out indefinitely
08/30/18 CB Shaun Crawford Knee is out indefinitely
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/11/18 DB Devon Clarke Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
11/11/18 TE Gabe Horan Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
11/11/18 DB Ifeatu Melifonwu Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
11/11/18 DE Jake Pickard Knee is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
11/11/18 RB Moe Neal Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
11/11/18 DB Tyrone Perkins Leg is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
10/01/18 LS Matt Keller Ankle is out for season
09/20/18 WR Ed Hendrix Lower Body is out for season
08/30/18 DL Zach Morton Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have run for 1,998 yards as a team, which ranks 42nd in college football. They've run 432 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Fighting Irish have been penalized on offense 50 times for 453 yards so far this season, which has them 104th in the country in penalties. They are 31st in the nation in points scored with 345. They have run 739 plays this season for 4,541 yards, which ranks them 41st in Division 1 in total offense. The Fighting Irish average 6.1 yards per play, which is 44th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 241 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Ian Book averages 8.9 yards per pass attempt and 9.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 152 passes on 204 attempts for a completion percentage of 74.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 170. He has thrown for 1,824 yards this season.
The Fighting Irish rush defense has allowed 373 attempts for 1,389 yards this year, putting them in 43rd place in D-1 against the run. Notre Dame has committed 48 penalties for 367 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 8th in college football. They are 16th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 187. They have surrendered a total of 3,301 yards on D, which is 28th in the country. The Fighting Irish are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opposing offenses have completed 197 passes on 358 attempts against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense this season, placing them 93rd and 117th in Division 1. The Notre Dame pass defense has also given up a total of 1,912 yards through the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 13, which is 31st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Notre Dame Fighting Irish kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 40 for 42 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,660 yards on 37 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 15th in Division 1 in punting average. Notre Dame is ranked 51st in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 166 punt return yards and average 10.4 yards per return, which is 50th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 276 yards on special teams, ranking 109th in kick return yardage. The Fighting Irish average 21 yards per kick return and they are 40th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,983.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Orange are 7th in the country in points scored with 444. They have run 821 plays this year for 4,852 yards, which ranks them 31st in Division 1 in total offense. The Syracuse Orange average 5.9 yards per play, which is 60th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 238 1st downs this season, ranking them 25th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Syracuse has run for 2,191 yards as a unit, which ranks 26th in college football. They've run 458 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. Syracuse has been penalized on offense 70 times for 543 yards so far this year, which has them 37th in the country in penalties. Eric Dungey has passed for 2,193 yards this year. He's completed 183 throws while attempting 305 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. His quarterback rating this season is 132.3. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Syracuse is 71st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 276. They have given up a total of 4,303 yards on D, which is 101st in D-1. The Orange are 89th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 196 throws on 350 attempts against the Syracuse defense this season, ranking them 91st and 104th in the nation. The Syracuse Orange pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,613 yards in the air, which is 108th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 384 attempts for 1,690 yards this season, putting them in 73rd place in the country against the run. The Orange have had 80 penalties for 629 yards on defense this year. That places them 100th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Syracuse is 32nd in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 310 punt return yards and average 16.3 yards per return, which is 11th in D-1. They have returned 19 kicks for 356 yards on special teams, which puts them 93rd in kick return yardage. The Syracuse Orange average 19 yards per kick return and they are 15th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,518. The Orange have tried 29 field goals this year and made 27, which is 1st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 93%. Syracuse kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 51 for 51 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,202 yards on 50 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Irish/Orange college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orange +10
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