Navy at Notre Dame Lines, Betting Pick & TV Info

Posted by Alex Murphy on Thursday,November 3, 2016 11:15, EST in

One reason that Notre Dame wants to stay an independent in football is so the Irish can continue their annual rivalries with the likes of Navy, Southern Cal and Stanford. It’s rare that Navy looks like the better team when playing Notre Dame but that might be the case this Saturday in an early start from Jacksonville, although the Irish are favored in college football betting.

Navy at Notre Dame Lines, Betting Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 11:30 AM ET
Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville
TV: CBS
Stream: CBSSports.com
Radio: Navy / Notre Dame
Opening NCAA Football Lines: Notre Dame -7 (64.5)

Why Bet on Navy?

The Midshipmen (5-2) lost last Friday at South Florida 52-45. USF QB Quinton Flowers keyed a balanced attack that amassed 629 yards total offense against an overmatched Navy defense that yielded TDs on USF’s first six possessions of the game to fall behind 42-14 at halftime. Middies QB Will Worth rushed for 129 yards and scored on runs of 4, 1, 1 and 2 yards for Navy, which was forced to throw the ball more than the Midshipmen are accustomed, with Worth going 15 of 27 for 299 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Navy is 22-5 (.815) over its last 27 games with three of the five losses coming against ranked opponents and all five of the losses coming away from home (Notre Dame at FedExField in 2014, at Notre Dame in 2015, at Houston in 2015, at unranked Air Force in 2016 and at unranked USF in 2016). The Mids own wins over top-15 programs Memphis (2015) and Houston (2016) during that same time period.

With back-to- back trips to Florida, the Mids will have played as many games in the Sunshine State in two weeks as they have in the previous 38 years (Navy played at Florida State in 1978). Navy and Notre Dame will meet for the 90th consecutive year in what is the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in college football. Navy is just 1-2 away from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this season and has been outscored 94-80.

Why Bet on Notre Dame?

The Irish 93-5) beat Miami 30-27 last week after blowing a big lead. Justin Yoon’s 23-yard field goal with 30 seconds remaining proved to be the game winner, following Josh Adams 41-yard rushing touchdown at 5:53 in the fourth quarter to cap Notre Dame’s dramatic comeback.

Notre Dame held the Hurricanes to 18 yards rushing in the game, the first time holding a team under 40 yards rushing since the win over Purdue in 2013. That rushing yardage total was bolstered by 12 tackles for loss and five sacks. Jarron Jones six tackles for 24 yards in losses against Miami, one of which was a sack. The six tackles are the most tackles for loss by any player in the FBS this season. Jones is only the 23rd FBS player since 2000 to have at least six tackles for a loss in a game.

Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer, with 16 touchdown passes this season, has now thrown a touchdown in 17 of his 21 career games played, tossing for multiple scores in 13 of those contests. Kizer also set a career‐high with 25 completions against Miami.

The Irish hold a 76-12- 1 (.860) edge in the series vs. Navy. Notre Dame has won 49 of the last 52 meetings in the series. Notre Dame and Navy have met every year since 1927, playing 55 times at neutral sites and 34 times at Notre Dame Stadium. Navy and Notre Dame is the longest series in Irish football history (89 meetings). Notre Dame has faced USC 87 times and Purdue 86.

Notre Dame is 47-7- 1 (.864) against Navy at neutral sites. The Irish have scored 30 or more points in 24 of the past 31 meetings with Navy. Notre Dame has won its last eight games against service academies, following a 35-17 loss to Navy on Oct. 23, 2010, at what is now known as MetLife Stadium.

Navy at Notre Dame Betting Pick: Notre Dame

Midshipmen are 0-4- 1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.

Take the Irish in online NCAA betting and go over the total.