Notre Dame vs Michigan NCAA Football Parlay 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Shea Patterson and the Michigan Wolverines play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Michigan opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The Fighting Irish are 4-2-0 ATS and 2-4-0 when betting on the total. The Wolverines are 5-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish played the USC Trojans and won by a score of 30-27. Tony Jones Jr. led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 43 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 176 yards on 25 carries which gave him an average of 7.0 yards per carry. Cole Kmet was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 61 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 10.2 yards per reception for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Fighting Irish was Ian Book who went 17/32 with 165 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. The Fighting Irish ran the ball 48 times and earned 308 yards which earned them an average of 6.4 yards per run. On the day, they ran 80 plays which added up to 473 yards. On the day, the Fighting Irish earned a total of 25 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 45 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Notre Dame gave up 24 completions on 35 attempts totaling 255 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.6%. In the game, they allowed a total of 426 yards but didn't force any takeaways. On the ground, the Fighting Irish gave up 171 yards on 35 carries which is an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Fighting Irish step onto the field holding a record of 5-1 for the 2019 season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 39.2 points per game, ranking them 13th in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 192 rushing yards per game which is 2nd among D-1 Independent teams. For total yards, they rank 2nd among D-1 Independent teams and 76th in Division 1 with 2,724 yards. The Fighting Irish have one of the top tier defenses in the country, allowing 16.8 points per game ranking them 1st among FBS Independent teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Fighting Irish have conceded 1,171 yards. Opponents are completing 59% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.2 yards per attempt. In terms of rushing yards, Notre Dame is allowing 152.8 yards per game which has them at 1st among D-1 Independent teams and 64th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4 yards per rush putting them 1st among Independent teams and 60th in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 917 yards rushing through 6 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Michigan Wolverines played the Penn State Nittany Lions and lost 28-21. Running the show from under center for the Wolverines was Shea Patterson who went 24/41 with 276 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 1 interception during the game. Zach Charbonnet paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 14 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for 81 yards on 15 carries which meant he was running for 5.4 yards per run. Nico Collins led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 89 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 14.8 yards per reception for the game. The Wolverines ran the ball a total of 39 times and added 141 yards giving them an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they totaled 80 plays which added up to 417 yards. Overall, the Wolverines had a total of 26 1st downs and they totaled 8 infractions for 48 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. When it comes to their defensive performance, Michigan conceded 14 catches on 25 tries for a total of 182 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. Overall, they allowed 293 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. In the running game, the Wolverines conceded 111 yards on 26 carries which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed.
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The Wolverines head into this game 5-2. Michigan hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 154.6 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 77th in the nation. As a team, they have a total of 1,082 rushing yards through 7 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Wolverines average 392.1 yards per contest overall which has them at 78th in D-1 and 9th in the conference. The Wolverines are conceding 19 points per game ranking them 5th in the conference and 21st in the country. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 133 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are giving up 121.4 yards per game ranking them 34th in the country and 6th in the conference. For this season, they have allowed 850 yards on the ground and 11.9 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate groups in the nation. They are giving up 163.6 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Wolverines are currently ranked 3rd in the Big Ten.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Wolverines -1 and over the total points
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