Notre Dame at Georgia NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Ian Book and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to Sanford Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Georgia Bulldogs. Notre Dame opens this contest as 10.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 58. The Fighting Irish are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Bulldogs are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
09/15/19 TE Cole Kmet Collarbone is questionable Saturday vs Georgia
09/15/19 RB Jahmir Smith Toe is questionable Saturday vs Georgia
09/05/19 WR Jafar Armstrong Groin is out 4-6 weeks
08/28/19 WR Kevin Austin Suspension is out indefinitely
08/19/19 WR Michael Young Collarbone is out indefinitely
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
09/15/19 DB DJ Daniel Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/15/19 QB D'Wan Mathis Head is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/15/19 DL Tramel Walthour Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/15/19 OL Isaiah Wilson Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/15/19 DL Julian Rochester Knee is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/15/19 T Owen Condon Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/14/19 WR Tyler Simmons Shoulder injured last game, is questionable
09/10/19 WR Tommy Bush Hernia is out indefinitely
09/02/19 WR Kearis Jackson Hand is out indefinitely
The last time they took the field, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took on the New Mexico Lobos and won 66-14. Leading the way at QB for the Fighting Irish was Ian Book who went 15/24 with 360 yards through the air and tossed 5 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Ian Book led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 24 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for a total of 46 yards by way of 9 carries which had him averaging 5.1 yards per run. Chase Claypool was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 96 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 24.0 yards per reception during the game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ran the ball a total of 38 times and totaled 157 yards which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per run. For the contest, the Fighting Irish got 25 first downs and they had a total of 7 infractions for 53 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. Overall, they ran 65 plays for 591 yards. In terms of defense, Notre Dame allowed 10 catches on 29 attempts totaling 151 yards, and a completion percentage of 34.5%. For this contest, they conceded a total of 363 yards and forced 4 turnovers. In the running game, the Fighting Irish allowed 212 yards on 46 runs which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Fighting Irish head into this game 2-0 for this year. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 50.5 points per contest, which has them at 7th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 193.5 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd among Independent teams. For total yards, they are currently ranked 2nd among FBS Independent teams and 93rd in the country with 1,014 yards. The Fighting Irish have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, giving up 15.5 points per contest putting them 2nd among Independent teams. When it comes to yards rushing, Notre Dame is allowing 235 yards per game which has them at 4th among D-1 Independent teams and 123rd in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.1 yards per rush putting them 3rd among Independent teams and 112th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 470 yards rushing through 2 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Fighting Irish have conceded 285 yards. Opponents are completing 38.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.0 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Georgia Bulldogs faced the Arkansas State Red Wolves and ended up getting the victory by a score of 55-0. D'Andre Swift paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 39 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 76 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 8.4 yards per tote. Dominick Blaylock was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 112 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 28.0 yards per reception for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bulldogs was Jake Fromm who went 17/22 with 279 yards passing and threw 3 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Georgia Bulldogs ran the ball a total of 33 times and racked up a total of 268 yards earning them an average of 8.1 yards per attempt. Overall, the Bulldogs earned 27 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 41 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In all, they ran 66 plays for a total of 656 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Georgia conceded 23 catches on 40 tries totaling 177 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.5%. On the ground, the Bulldogs conceded 43 yards on 28 attempts which means they allowed 1.5 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 220 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Bulldogs step onto the field holding a record of 3-0. Georgia has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 287.3 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 7th in the country. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 862 rushing yards through 3 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Bulldogs average 566 yards per game overall ranking them 6th in Division 1 and 1st in the SEC. The Bulldogs are allowing 7.7 points per game ranking them 1st in the conference and 3rd in the country. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 23 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are allowing 60.7 yards per contest which puts them at 5th in Division 1 and 1st in the Southeastern Conference. For 2019, they have conceded a total of 182 rushing yards and 0 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the best units in D-1. They are allowing 182.3 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bulldogs are currently ranked 3rd in the Southeastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Irish/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -10.5
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