Notre Dame vs. Iowa State - 12/28/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-2) at Iowa State Cyclones (7-5)
College Football: Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Camping World Stadium)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones +3.5 -- Over/Under: 53
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Iowa State Cyclones meet Saturday in college football Camping World Bowl at the Camping World Stadium.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish enter this bowl game on a five-game winning streak. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have split their last four non-home games. Ian Book is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 2,787 yards, 33 touchdowns and six interceptions. Book has three or more touchdown passes in four straight games. Chase Claypool and Cole Kmet have combined for 1,373 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while Chris Finke has 35 receptions. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ground game is averaging 176.5 yards per contest, and Tony Jones Jr. leads the way with 722 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Notre Dame is allowing 18.7 points and 324.3 yards per game. Drew White leads the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with 75 tackles, Khalid Kareem has 5.5 sacks and Kyle Hamilton has four interceptions.
The Iowa State Cyclones enter this bowl game splitting their last six games. The Iowa State Cyclones have split their last four non-home games. Brock Purdy is completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 3,760 yards, 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Purdy has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 10 games. Deshaunte Jones and Tarique Milton have combined for 1,521 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Charlie Kolar has 48 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 140.3 yards per contest, and Breece Hall leads the way with 842 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 25.3 points and 362.2 yards per game. Marcel Spears Jr. leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 85 tackles, O'Rien Vance has 6.5 sacks and Lawrence White has two interceptions.
The Fighting Irish are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cyclones are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games as an underdog, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Fighting Irish last 6 neutral site games. The under is 21-10-2 in Cyclones last 33 games overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Cyclones last 9 non-conference games.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish finished the year playing their best ball in a while, as Book has caught fire and they've scored 38 or more points in each of their last three games. The Iowa State Cyclones have been hit or miss for much of the season and the defense has had issues a lot this year getting off the field. Iowa State has been kind to us in the underdog role in the past, but Notre Dame is finally playing consistent and promising football. I'm not getting in the way of that. I'll take the Irish and the reasonable chalk.