Notre Dame vs. Syracuse - 11/17/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Syracuse Orange (8-2) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-0)
College Football: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm (Yankee Stadium)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -10 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Syracuse Orange and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off in week 12 college football action at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.
Syracuse enters this one at 8-2 overall. The Orange have fallen to Pitt and Clemson but otherwise taken out Western MI, Wagner, Florida State, UConn, UNC, NC State, Wake Forest and Louisville.
In the Cardinals game, Syracuse QB Eric Dungey logged 192 yards, one TD and one INT while Moe Neal led the rush on 159 yards and two TDs. Nykeim Johnson led the Orange receivers on a 65-yard TD catch.
Over on the Notre Dame side, they’re sitting at a cushy 10-0 this year. The Irish have taken out Michigan, Ball State, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Navy, Northwestern and Florida State in succession.
In the Seminoles game, Irish QB Brandon Wimbush put up 130 yards, three TDs and two picks, and Dexter Williams ran all over the place on 202 yards and two scores. Chris Finke led the receivers for Notre Dame on 59 yards from four grabs.
Syracuse is 4-0-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven on grass. The Orange are 8-2-2 ATS in their last 12 following an ATS win and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 overall.
Meanwhile, the Irish are 3-0-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven non-conference games. Notre Dame is also 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral-site games.
This is going to be a great game, as both these teams are stuffed with talent and have been cruising along nicely this year.
Syracuse’s two losses came to No. 2-ranked Clemson and a tough Pitt team, so it’s not like they’ve fallen to sub-par squads.
As for Notre Dame, this is their last real hurdle on the schedule, and it’s quite a daunting task despite the double-digit line. I like this one to be a back-and-forth battle for most of the game, with Syracuse covering in the end.