Miami-FL at Notre Dame - 10/29/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami-FL Hurricanes (4-3) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-5)
College Football: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Notre Dame Stadium)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +1.5 -- Over/Under: 58.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Saturday afternoon in a key college football game at Notre Dame Stadium on NBC.
The Miami Hurricanes would love a nice road victory that would snap a rough three-game losing streak. The Miami Hurricanes are in danger of losing at least four games for the 11th straight season. Brad Kaaya is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 1,696 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. Kaaya has one or less touchdown passes in seven of his last 11 games. Ahmmon Richards and Stacy Coley have combined for 789 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while David Njoku has 17 receptions. The Miami Hurricanes ground game is averaging 167.5 yards per contest, and Mark Walton leads the way with 604 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 17.3 points and 345.7 yards per game. Rayshawn Jenkins leads the Miami Hurricanes with 43 tackles, Joe Jackson has 4.5 sacks and Adrian Colbert has one interception.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are desperate for a victory to climb out of a brutal 2-5 hole. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-4 this season against unranked teams. DeShone Kizer is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 1,775 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Kizer has zero touchdown passes in his last two games. Equanimeous St. Brown and Torii Hunter Jr. have combined for 971 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while C.J. Sanders has 18 receptions. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ground game is averaging 150 yards per contest, and Josh Adams leads the way with 416 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Notre Dame is allowing 27.7 points and 399.9 yards per game. Nyles Morgan leads the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with 56 tackles, Greer Martini has two sacks and Shaun Crawford has one interception.
The Hurricanes are 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a bye week. The Fighting Irish are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 22-9 in Fighting Irish last 31 vs. ACC.
Good luck picking this game with both teams falling apart down the stretch and looking nothing like the clubs we expected to see this season. Notre Dame is obviously in worse shape than Miami, but the Hurricanes can't score all of a sudden and that defense is wearing down each week. If forced to pick this game, I'd side with the Irish just because they're at home. However, the best bet would be to leave this game alone.