Vanderbilt at Notre Dame College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Notre Dame Stadium
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The Vanderbilt Commodores head to Notre Dame Stadium to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 13 point favorites. The Commodores are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Fighting Irish are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-2-0.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
09/09/18 S Zaire Jones Disciplinary is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/08/18 TE Turner Cockrell Medical is out indefinitely
08/06/18 QB Deuce Wallace Suspension is out for season
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
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 Vanderbilt Commodores are 47th in the country in points scored with 76. They have run 127 plays this year for 815 yards, which ranks them 73rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Commodores average 6.4 yards per play, which is 50th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 44 1st downs this season, ranking them 69th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Vanderbilt has run for 375 yards as a unit, which ranks 56th in college football. They've run 76 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Commodores have been penalized on offense 13 times for 93 yards so far this year, which has them 57th in the country in penalties. Kyle Shurmur has passed for 428 yards this year. He's completed 33 throws while attempting 49 passes for a completion percentage of 67.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 167.7. He averages 10.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt.
Vanderbilt is 11th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 17. They have given up a total of 544 yards on D, which is 22nd in D-1. The Commodores are 16th in yards per play allowed with 4. Opponent offenses have completed 46 throws on 75 attempts against the Vanderbilt Commodores defense this season, ranking them 106th and 103rd in the nation. The Vanderbilt pass defense has also surrendered a total of 394 yards in the air, which is 50th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 61 attempts for 150 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the country against the run. The Commodores have had 12 penalties for 107 yards on defense this year. That places them 63rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Vanderbilt is 78th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 23 punt return yards and average 7.7 yards per return, which is 70th in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 105 yards on special teams, which puts them 57th in kick return yardage. The Commodores average 26 yards per kick return and they are 71st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 943. The Vanderbilt Commodores have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 68th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Vanderbilt Commodores kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 194 yards on 5 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 96th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fighting Irish have run for 251 yards as a team, which ranks 102nd in college football. They've run 87 times, averaging 2.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been penalized on offense 6 times for 60 yards so far this season, which has them 118th in the country in penalties. They are 89th in the nation in points scored with 48. They have run 140 plays this season for 718 yards, which ranks them 65th in Division 1 in total offense. Notre Dame averages 5.1 yards per play, which is 102nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 41 1st downs this year, placing them 80th overall as an offensive unit. Brandon Wimbush averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 29 passes on 53 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 119.9. He has thrown for 467 yards this season.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish rush defense has allowed 80 attempts for 227 yards this year, putting them in 40th place in D-1 against the run. Notre Dame has committed 10 penalties for 62 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 15th in college football. They are 40th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 33. They have surrendered a total of 656 yards on D, which is 50th in the country. The Fighting Irish are ranked 15th in yards per play allowed with 4. Opposing offenses have completed 47 passes on 86 attempts against the Notre Dame defense this season, placing them 108th and 116th in Division 1. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish pass defense has also given up a total of 429 yards through the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 2, which is 64th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Notre Dame kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 456 yards on 11 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 65th in Division 1 in punting average. Notre Dame is ranked 40th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 24 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 83rd in college football. They have returned 5 kicks for 66 yards on special teams, ranking 86th in kick return yardage. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 13 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the country in all-purpose yards with 808.
Who will win tonight's Commodores/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Commodores +13
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