Stanford at Notre Dame College Football Picks and Predictions 9/28/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Notre Dame Stadium
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 3 point favorites. The Fighting Irish have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread. The Cardinal have an ATS record of 3-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-3-0.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Stanford Cardinal are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
09/22/18 WR Connor Wedington Undisclosed is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Oregon
09/22/18 LB Curtis Robinson Undisclosed is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Oregon
09/22/18 LB Jordan Perez Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Oregon
09/19/18 LB Casey Toohill Arm is OUT 3-4 weeks
09/12/18 OL Foster Sarell Leg is out indefinitely
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
09/22/18 QB Ian Book None has been named the starter Saturday vs Wake Forest
09/19/18 TE Cole Kmet Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Wake Forest
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
08/05/18 RB Dexter Williams Suspension is OUT weeks 1-4
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Stanford Cardinal have run for 417 yards as a team, which ranks 113th in college football. They've run 114 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinal have been penalized on offense 25 times for 157 yards so far this season, which has them 62nd in the country in penalties. They are 65th in the nation in points scored with 116. They have run 231 plays this season for 1,473 yards, which ranks them 38th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cardinal average 6.4 yards per play, which is 42nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 66 1st downs this year, placing them 107th overall as an offensive unit. K.J. Costello averages 9.3 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 73 passes on 114 attempts for a completion percentage of 64%. His quarterback rating this year is 165.5. He has thrown for 1,056 yards this season.
The Cardinal rush defense has allowed 142 attempts for 515 yards this year, putting them in 49th place in D-1 against the run. Stanford has committed 24 penalties for 237 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 84th in college football. They are 15th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 54. They have surrendered a total of 1,450 yards on D, which is 73rd in the country. The Cardinal are ranked 52nd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 81 passes on 140 attempts against the Stanford Cardinal defense this season, placing them 95th and 107th in Division 1. The Stanford pass defense has also given up a total of 935 yards through the air, which is 89th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fighting Irish are 54th in the country in points scored with 126. They have run 289 plays this year for 1,666 yards, which ranks them 55th in Division 1 in total offense. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 5.8 yards per play, which is 69th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 93 1st downs this season, ranking them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Notre Dame has run for 739 yards as a unit, which ranks 53rd in college football. They've run 174 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. Notre Dame has been penalized on offense 16 times for 160 yards so far this year, which has them 109th in the country in penalties. Ian Book has passed for 338 yards this year. He's completed 28 throws while attempting 37 passes for a completion percentage of 75.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 179.2. He averages 10.8 adjusted yards per throw and 9.1 yards per pass attempt.
Notre Dame is 44th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 77. They have given up a total of 1,474 yards on D, which is 76th in D-1. The Fighting Irish are 17th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 89 throws on 160 attempts against the Notre Dame defense this season, ranking them 116th and 126th in the nation. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish pass defense has also surrendered a total of 894 yards in the air, which is 84th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 168 attempts for 580 yards this season, putting them in 71st place in the country against the run. The Fighting Irish have had 18 penalties for 145 yards on defense this year. That places them 22nd in college football.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinal +3
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