The Fighting Irish have been a mess lately vs. the college football odds and this could be the last game for head coach Charlie Weis. Stanford on the other hand has been up and down this season but they still have a chance to make a nice bowl.
College football betting lines show that Stanford is a 10-point home favorite against Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish lead the all-time series against Notre Dame, having won 16 of the 23 meetings. Notre Dame has been the master of losing close games this season in college football betting lines. They have lost their last three games by five points or less. Stanford has a shot at the Rose Bowl but lost last week against California 34-28. All of Stanford’s losses this season in college football odds have come by 10 points or less.
Notre Dame has an offense that could challenge Stanford on Saturday in college football betting lines. Jimmy Clausen has thrown for 3,382 yards and 23 touchdowns this college football betting lines season. Golden Tate has 83 catches for 1,295 yards and 12 touchdowns. Overall, the Fighting Irish are averaging 29.4 points per game. The problem for Notre Dame is a defense that is allowing 24.2 points per game.
Stanford is led by running back Toby Gerhart who has rushed for 1,531 yards and 23 touchdowns this college football odds season. Stanford has the same problem as Notre Dame as their defense is allowing 25.1 points per game.
Notre Dame does not have good numbers vs. the college football betting lines. The Fighting Irish are 2-7 vs. college football odds in their last 9 non-conference games. The Fighting Irish are 2-8 vs. college football betting lines in their last 10 games overall. Notre Dame is 4-1 vs. the college football betting lines in their last 5 meetings at Stanford.
Stanford has been excellent at home of late. The Cardinal is 11-1 in college football betting lines in their last 12 home games. They are just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Independents.
13 of the last 16 Notre Dame road games have gone under the college football betting lines total. 13 of their last 19 vs. the Pac-10 have gone under. Five of the last six Stanford games have gone over in college football betting lines.