It is a matchup of marquee names but in terms of this year's success it is just a game between two average teams. Each team finished the season at 7-5 but the Hurricanes are being given a little more respect as they are 3-point favorites in college football odds at Sbg global.com.
There is a huge question as to how motivated Miami will be in this game. They lost their head coach Randy Shannon who was fired last month and they will be playing for interim head coach Jeff Stoutland who is not going to get the head job next year. The Hurricanes hired Al Golden who did a great job at Temple. Will Miami actually show up and play well for an interim coach?
Notre Dame Winning Streak
The Fighting Irish lost quarterback Dayne Crist, running back Armando Allen and tight end Kyle Rudolph to season-ending injuries, but freshman quarterback Tommy Rees played very well in the last three games and the Irish come in on a three-game winning streak. The offense has come alive and the defense has held opponents to 233.3 yards per game during the winning streak.
This will be the 24th meeting between the two teams but the first since 1990. Notre Dame leads the all-time series 15-7-1. Looking at more game facts that apply to the college football odds we find that the Fighting Irish are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and the Fighting Irish are 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. The Fighting Irish are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 bowl games. The Hurricanes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite. The Hurricanes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in December. If you are considering the total then keep in mind that the Under is 4-0 in Notre Dame's last 4 games overall and the Under is 9-1 in their last 10 vs. the ACC. The Under is 6-0-1 against the college football betting lines in the Hurricanes last 7 games overall and the Under is 5-1 in the Hurricanes last 6 bowl games.