Notre Dame vs. Virginia - 9/28/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame vs. Virginia
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:31 PM (Notre Dame Stadium )
Notre Dame Fighting Irish -11 O/U: 50
The Virginia Cavaliers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will match up on the college football gridiron Saturday.
Virginia enters this one at 4-0 on the year. The Cavaliers have so far taken out Pittsburgh 30-14, William & Mary 52-17, Florida State 31-24 and ODU 28-17.
In the win over the Monarchs, Virginia QB Bryce Perkins had 175 yards and a TD, while also rushing for 35 yards and another score. Joe Reed was the top Cavs receiver on 40 yards and a score from four catches.
Over on the Notre Dame side, they’re 2-1 this year. The Irish took out Louisville 35-17 and New Mexico 66-14 in their first two games, but then lost a tough one against Georgia 23-17.
In the Georgia loss, ND quarterback Ian Book had 275 yards with two touchdowns and two picks, and most of the receiving work came from Cole Kmet on 108 yards and a TD off nine grabs.
The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last six versus independents and 13-3 ATS versus a team with a winning record. Virginia is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five overall and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 in September.
Meanwhile, the Irish are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five in September. Notre Dame is 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 after an ATS win and 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games versus a team with a winning road record.
Virginia fought back from an early deficit against ODU, scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter to ice what was a testy game for the most part. That makes two relative nail-biters in a row.
As for Notre Dame, they really need to get back on track here after a tough one against Georgia. I’m not crazy about it, but I feel like the Irish are the safer pick here.