A couple of Top 10 teams clash in College Football Week 5 when the Notre Dame Irish host the Stanford Cardinal. Will Stanford beat Notre Dame on the road and jump into the Top 10? Or, will Notre Dame continue it’s undefeated season? Keep reading for the analysis, college football odds, and a free pick when the Irish and Cardinal clash!
Stanford at Notre Dame NCAA Football Week 5 Lines & PickStanford / Notre Dame Live Stream: NBCsports.com ATS Odds: Notre Dame -5.5 (-110) Over/Under Total Odds: 52.5 (-110)
- Partly Cloudy: 14°C/57°F
- Humidity: 55%
- Precipitation: 6%
- Wind: 5 mph NNE
- Cloud Cover: 38%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why #7 Stanford is a good bet at +5.5?
Stanford’s undefeated after beating rival Oregon 38-31 in overtime last Saturday. The Cardinals spotted the Ducks a huge halftime lead, 24-7, before turning the tables on Oregon in the second half. The win tells us that no team makes better adjustments at halftime than the Stanford Cardinal.
Stanford’s defense remains one of the best units in college football even though Oregon scored 31 points against it. In the second half of the win, Stanford allowed Oregon to score a single TD. The Cardinal defense faces a much slower offense in Notre Dame on Sep. 29.
Team Statistics Offense:
- Average Score For: 29
- Total Yards: 368.2
- Pass Yards: 264
- Rush Yards: 104.2
- Average Score Against: 13.5
- Total Yards: 356.8
- Pass Yards: 233.8
- Rush Yards: 123
Why #8 Notre Dame is a good bet at -5.5?
The Notre Dame Irish remain undefeated thanks in large part to one of the most underrated defenses in college football. The Irish held Michigan to 17 points, Ball State to 16, and Vanderbilt to 17 in 3 straight wins.
Wake Forest scored 24 points against the Irish in a 56-24 Notre Dame win, but Notre Dame held Wake to 14 total points in the second half. Like the way Stanford’s coaches make great halftime adjustments, Notre Dame’s coaches makes great halftime adjustments as well.
Team Statistics Offense:
- Average Score For: 31.5
- Total Yards: 416.5
- Pass Yards: 231.8
- Rush Yards: 184.8
- Average Score Against: 19.2
- Total Yards: 368.5
- Pass Yards: 223.5
- Rush Yards: 145
Stanford at Notre Dame NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Trends
- Stanford is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 games
- Stanford is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Stanford’s last 8 games when playing Notre Dame
- Notre Dame is 3-6 ATS in the last 9 games
- Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame’s last 5 games
NCAA Football Betting Analysis for Stanford at Notre Dame
These are a couple of exceptional college football teams that already have signature wins. Stanford beat Oregon last week in Autzen. Notre Dame beat Michigan in Week 1 in Notre Dame.
The game should come down to the final series with either Stanford or Notre Dame pushing forward on offense to tie or win the game outright. The pick here is Stanford even though the Irish had a much easier game in Week 4.
Stanford coach David Shaw should make the required adjustments to get the Cardinal the victory. Also, we know Stanford can move the football, but up until last week Notre Dame’s offense hadn’t played well.
NCAA Football Week 4 Pick: Stanford +5.5