Notre Dame at Miami - 11/11/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-1) at Miami-FL Hurricanes (8-0)
College Football: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
The Line: Miami-FL Hurricanes +3 -- Over/Under: 57.5 See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Miami Hurricanes meet Saturday in college football action at Hard Rock Stadium.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to improve to 9-1 on the season to remain in the CFB playoff conversation. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have split there last 10 road games. Brandon Wimbush is completing 51.5 percent of his passes for 1,286 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions. Wimbush has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last six games. Chase Claypool and Equanimeous St. Brown have combined for 643 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Durham Smythe has 12 receptions. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ground game is averaging 324.7 yards per contest, and Josh Adams leads the way with 1,191 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Notre Dame is allowing 18.4 points and 375.6 yards per game. Te'von Coney leads the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with 74 tackles, Jerry Tillery has three sacks and Julian Love has three interceptions.
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The Miami Hurricanes look to improve to 9-0 on the season to remain in the CFB playoff conversation. The Miami Hurricanes have won seven straight home games. Malik Rosier is completing 56.2 percent of his passes for 2,273 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rosier has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last eight games. Braxton Berrios and Christopher Herndon IV have combined for 866 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Ahmmon Richards has 17 receptions. The Miami Hurricanes ground game is averaging 172.7 yards per contest, and Travis Homer leads the way with 607 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 17.6 points and 367.3 yards per game. Jaquan Johnson leads the Miami Hurricanes with 58 tackles, Trent Harris has four sacks and Michael Jackson has four interceptions.
The Fighting Irish are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hurricanes are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games in November, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Hurricanes last 6 games overall and the over is 8-3 in Fighting Irish last 11 games overall.
The same reason I pciked the Hurricanes as an underdog last week is the same reason I'm picking them this week. Miami continues to be doubted, and while games may not be pretty at times, it finds a way to win. The Hurricanes have one of the top defenses in te country that forces turnovers like none other, and the offense picks up in the second half. It's also tough to beat Miami in Miami when the crowd shows up, and you can expect a nasty crowd with College Gameday there and with playoff hopes on the line. Let's also not act like Notre Dame had issues with Wake Forest last week, allowing 27 second half points. Miami finds another way to win and improves to 9-0 on the season.