The game will be televised on NBC and should be interesting to watch and for gamblers to make a college football bet on at the Sbg sportsbook. Army is already bowl eligible and they come into this game with a better record than Notre Dame as the Black Knights are 6-4 while the Irish are 5-5.
Notre Dame -8, total 50
The Fighting Irish played their best game of the season last week as they routed Utah 28-3. Now if the Irish can win against Army on Saturday they would get to six wins and become bowl eligible. It may not be easy against a good Army team that will be going to a bowl game for the first time since 1996.
The Fighting Irish have won 13 straight against Army and lead the all-time series 37-8-4.
Army Runs to Win
The Black Knights run the ball on almost every down. Opposing teams know that Army runs it all the time but it doesn’t matter. Army is averaging 31 points per game this season and they are averaging 272.8 rushing yards per game. Jared Hassin has rushed for 858 yards while Trent Steelman has rushed for 596 yards. Last week against Kent State, Army threw the ball only ten times but Steelman completed nine of those passes. Army doesn’t have a good defense as they are allowing 24.4 points per game.
The Irish have a freshman at quarterback but he is playing well. He threw three touchdowns with no interceptions last week in the win over Utah. Rees has a great target in Michael Floyd who is has 767 yards and nine touchdowns this season.
The Black Knights are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog. The Fighting Irish are 6-13-2 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 2-12-2 ATS in their last 16 games as a favorite.
The Over is 6-1 in the Black Knights last 7 games overall. The Under is 6-2-1 in Notre Dame’s last 9 games in November. The Under is 5-2 in NCAA football betting in Notre Dame’s last 7 games overall.