Notre Dame vs. Navy - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Navy Midshipmen (7-1) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm (Notre Dame Stadium)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -9.5 -- Over/Under:
The Navy Midshipmen and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Saturday in college football action at Notre Dame Stadium.
The Navy Midshipmen look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Navy Midshipmen have lost six of their last eight road games. Malcolm Perry is completing 54.7 percent of his passes for 722 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. The Navy Midshipmen have 11 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Mychal Cooper and CJ Williams have combined for 412 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Ryan Mitchell has four receptions. The Navy Midshipmen ground game is averaging 357.8 yards per contest, and Perry leads the way with 1,042 yards and 16 touchdowns. Defensively, Navy is allowing 18.1 points and 310.6 yards per game. Diego Fagot leads the Navy Midshipmen with 59 tackles, Jacob Springer has seven sacks and Chelen Garnes has two interceptions.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish haven’t lost a home game since September of 2017. Ian Book is completing 58 percent of his passes for 2,009 yards, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. Book has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last eight games. Chase Claypool and Cole Kmet have combined for 978 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Chris Finke has 25 receptions. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ground game is averaging 174.6 yards per contest, and Tony Jones Jr. leads the way with 585 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Notre Dame is allowing 19.2 points and 327.3 yards per game. Asmar Bilal leads the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with 56 tackles, Julian Okwara has five sacks and Kyle Hamilton has three interceptions.
The Midshipmen are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. INDEP and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win and 6-16-1 ATS in their last 23 games in November. The Midshipmen are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 meetings in Notre Dame and the road team is 19-5 ATS in their last 24 meetings. The under is 9-4 in Fighting Irish last 13 home games. The over is 5-1 in Midshipmen last 6 games overall.
The Navy Midshipmen are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as a home favorite. Navy has been on an offensive tear during their five-game winning streak and have been extremely kind to bettors in the process. Notre Dame has bounced back nicely since its loss to Michigan, but it's still fair to have questions about this team, especially with the Irish being 1-2 SU against ranked teams this season. Every other game between these schools is decided by one score. I'll take my chances swinging with the underdog and the points.