The seventh-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish and third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs will both be looking to remain unbeaten while giving their College Football Playoff hopes a big boost when they square off in their highly intriguing Week 4 matchup of Top 10 opponents. If you want to know whether the Irish can get the outright road win or simply cover the chalk as two touchdown underdogs or whether the Dawgs are the pick to take care of business at home, then let’s get to my expert college football analysis and predictions right now.
Notre Dame vs Georgia 2019 College Football Week 4 Lines & Betting Analysis
- When: Saturday September 21, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
- TV: CBS
- Radio: Notre Dame / Georgia
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com
- College Football Week 4 Odds: Georgia -14 / Total: 56
- Clear: 24°C/75°F
- Humidity: 61%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 3 mph E
- Cloud Cover: 2%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Notre Dame at +14.5?
The best reason to back the Fighting Irish is because they’re a top 10 team that is getting a whopping two touchdowns as road dogs, not to mention the fact that they’ve looked great through two games. One week after their 35-17 season-opening win over struggling Louisville, the Irish jumped all over New Mexico en route to a commanding 66-14 blowout win last weekend as quarterback Ian Book passed for 360 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions and the Notre Dame defense limited the Lobos to just 151 passing yards in the rout. For the season, the Irish are averaging a stellar 50.5 points per game (7th) while limiting the opposition to just 15.5 points per game defensively (30th).
“We have to keep doing what we’re doing, keep trusting our coaches, follow our plan,” Book told reporters earlier this week. “We’ve been talking about this game for a while.”
- Average Score For: 35
- Total Yards: 423
- Pass Yards: 193
- Rush Yards: 230
- Average Score Against: 17
- Total Yards: 383
- Pass Yards: 134
- Rush Yards: 249
Why Bet On Georgia at -14.5?
There are a handful of good reasons to back the Bulldogs in this contest, starting with the fact that Georgia is playing at home where they’ve been nearly unbeatable the last three seasons. Then, there’s the fact that Georgia has looked stupendous in smacking around Vanderbilt, Murray State and Arkansas State in their 55-0 Week 3 shutout win last weekend. Quarterback Jake Fromm passed for 279 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions and the Dawgs added four rushing scores in blowout the win. For the season, the Bulldogs are averaging 49.3 points per game (9th) while limiting the opposition to a measly 7.7 points per game defensively (third).
- Average Score For: 46.50
- Total Yards: 521
- Pass Yards: 224
- Rush Yards: 297
- Average Score Against: 11.50
- Total Yards: 254.50
- Pass Yards: 185
- Rush Yards: 69.50
Notre Dame vs Georgia College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
- Notre Dame is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games when playing as the underdog
- Notre Dame is 15-1 SU in the last 16 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame’s last 5 games
- Georgia is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 games
- Georgia is 14-3 SU in the last 17 games
- The total went UNDER in 11 of Georgia’s last 15 games played in September
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Notre Dame vs Georgia
Georgia beat Notre Dame 20-19 in Week 2 of the 2017 season in Jake Fromm’s first career start and I like them to get the victory again in this contest, although I’m going with Notre Dame to cover a point spread that should be a few points lower in my opinion.
I know the Bulldogs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games against a team with a winning road record and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a winning record, Notre Dame has gone 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in the month of September. 55 percent of public bettors are backing the Irish to cover the chalk and you should too!
Pick: Notre Dame +14.5