Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 1/1/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021
Location: AT&T Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame (+20)
AT&T Stadium is the site where Mac Jones and the Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0) will play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-1) on New Year's Day in the Rose Bowl. Alabama opens this game as 20-point favorites. The over/under opens at 65.
In their last contest, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish faced the Clemson Tigers and went home in defeat by a score of 34-10. Kyren Williams paced the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 24 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 50 yards via 15 carries which had him averaging 3.3 yards per tote. Ben Skowronek led the team in receiving yardage by earning 54 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 13.5 yards per reception in this game. Ian Book went 20/28 with 219 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
In terms of scoring points, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have an average of 35.2 points per game. As a team they maintain an average of 217.6 yards rushing giving them a rank of 21st in the country. The Fighting Irish have earned 5,006 yards in total for the year. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Notre Dame has totaled 15 passing touchdowns and 31 rushing touchdowns. The Fighting Irish rank 26th in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 18.6 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.7 yards per tote and 110.5 yards on the ground per contest for the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,216 yards via the running game in 11 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Fighting Irish have conceded 2,470 yds which has them ranked 108th in D-1. Over the course of their 11 games played this season, they have allowed 224.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 56.0%. During this campaign, they are giving up 335.1 yards per outing ranking them 33rd in the nation.
For his college career, Book has thrown for 8,718 yards with 72 TD's and 19 interceptions. Since his college career started, he has left the pocket to run 346 different times for a total of 1,462 rushing yards. He has a quarterback rating of 148.2 with a TD percentage of 6.5% and an interception percentage of 1.7%. He is averaging 198.1 yards per outing. Ian Book has connected on 701 of his career 1,102 passes for a completion percentage of 63.6%.
In the last game they played, the Alabama Crimson Tide played the Florida Gators and went home with the win by a score of 52-46. Mac Jones went 33/43 with 418 yards by way of passing and completed 5 TD's. He walked away with 1 pick for the game. Najee Harris paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 29 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in this contest. He racked up a total of 178 yards by way of 31 carries which meant he was running for 5.7 yards per run. DeVonta Smith was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 184 yards on 15 catches. He had an average of 12.3 yards per reception for the game.
When it comes to how much they score, the Crimson Tide are sitting 2nd in D-1 scoring 49.7 PPG. For the year to this point, the Crimson Tide have compiled 3,895 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 354.1 passing yards per outing, putting them at 5th in D-1. They hold an average of 189.8 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 2,088 yards in total. The Alabama Crimson Tide hold an average of 543.9 yards/game which has them sitting 5th in the country. Alabama has surrendered a total of 1,184 yards via the ground game (107.6 yards/game) in addition to 11 touchdowns on the ground for the season. The Crimson Tide are allowing 19.5 points per contest, which puts them 32nd in the country. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 215 pts. They have conceded 14 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 243.5 yards per game, ranking them 88th in the country.
In the 28 contests in his college career, Mac Jones has been successful on 352 of his 481 attempts for a total of 5,365 yards. He is averaging 191.6 yards per contest through the air with a 196.2 quarterback rating. Jones has passed for 47 TD's compared to 7 picks in his career. He has rushed for 19 yards on 45 tries. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 9.8% and his interception percentage is 1.5%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -20 and over 65 total points
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