The day that we have all been waiting for is almost upon us, with the college football playoff semi-finals set to go on Saturday afternoon. The Peach Bowl will start at 4 PM, which is a long time to wait to get to the action. The good news is that we have a couple of games to keep us occupied before we get to the big games of the day. While the bowl games that we have on tap at this stage of the season are not to the level of the playoff matchups, we are getting to the games that feature some of the bigger names in college football.
What’s also cool about these games is that we get to see teams go head to head who don’t usually see each other in the regular season. While that makes thugs interesting, it can also make these games a little tougher to handicap. The Camping World Bowl will see the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Iowa State Cyclones, with the Irish in as a 4-point favorite. The point total for this one is set at 54 ½.
Notre Dame vs Iowa State 2019 Camping Bowl Odds, Game Info & Pick
- When: Saturday, December 28 at 12 PM EST
- Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando
- TV: ABC
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: ABC Go
- Camping Bowl Odds: Notre Dame -4 (Total 54.5)
Why bet on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish?There are a lot of teams out there who would view a 10-2 regular season record as a major success, but the season after making it to the college football playoffs, the Irish are probably a little disappointed to be in this spot. In fairness to Notre Dame, the losses that they took this season were certainly not of the shameful variety, with Georgia and Michigan being the teams that took them down.
On the bright side, they were able to finish the season strong after their second loss of the year, reeling off 5 straight to close things out. Overall, the Irish went 8-1 SU in their final 9 games of the season and are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games they started as a favorite. The Irish are just 2-5 SU in their last 7 versus teams from the BIG 12.
- Points per Game: 37.08
- Passing Yards: 253.00
- Rushing Yards: 178.33
- Yards per Play: 6.30
- Points per Game: 18.67
- Passing Yards: 163.67
- Rushing Yards: 161.00
- Yards per Play: 4.68
Why bet on the Iowa State Cyclones?The Iowa State Cyclones finished the season with a 7-5 record, but it was the final few weeks of the season that really did this team in, losing 3 of their last 5 games. Given how the regular season ended you have to wonder just how up for this game they are going to be.
If they are ready to go, then we could be in for a treat, as both of these teams put up big offensive numbers this season, with the Cyclones averaging over 34 PPG. Iowa State managed to cover the spread just once in their final 5 games of the season, and while they finished the season poorly, this is still a team that has won 13 of their last 20 games.
- Points per Game: 34.08
- Passing Yards: 318.33
- Rushing Yards: 140.33
- Yards per Play: 6.58
- Points per Game: 25.33
- Passing Yards: 226.83
- Rushing Yards: 135.33
- Yards per Play: 5.23
Notre Dame vs Iowa State 2019 Camping Bowl Betting Trends
- Fighting Irish are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games this season
- Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Saturday
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame’s last 9 games played in December
- Cyclones are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games
- Cyclones are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games this season
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State’s last 5 games when playing as the underdog
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Notre Dame vs Iowa StateIf both of these teams come to play, we are looking at a very entertaining match-u with a ton of offense. With that in mind, I believe that the OVER is the play to go with here.
Score: Notre Dame Fighting Irish 39 – Iowa State Cyclones 30