Navy Midshipmen vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish College Football Betting Odds and Free NCAA Picks


Navy Midshipmen
Navy Midshipmen
6-3 (2-2 V)
3:30 pm ET, Saturday, November 18, 2017
Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
8-2 (5-1 H)
NBC
 
Navy Midshipmen vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish College Football Betting Odds and Free NCAA Picks

So much for No. 8 Notre Dame being in the College Football Playoff mix.

The Fighting Irish look to bounce back from a humbling loss to Miami when they host Navy on Saturday.

No one associated with Notre Dame (8-2) saw the 41-8 defeat coming. The Fighting Irish were ranked third in the CFP poll and poised to stake their first claim to the revamped college playoff.

Now that's just a pipe dream, but if they're not careful, the Irish might see a New Year's Six Bowl appearance slip through their fingertips too.

Navy, which became bowl-eligible thanks to an exhilarating 43-40 last-second win over SMU, is riding a wave of confidence and certainly is capable of sinking Notre Dame's chances of playing on New Year's Day.

The Midshipmen (6-3) and the Irish will collide for the 91st straight time when they clash at Notre Dame Stadium in what is the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in college football.

In one stretch of the rivalry, Notre Dame was a winner 43 straight years. But in the past 10 seasons, Navy has been much more competitive and has won four times, including a 28-27 upset last year.

After last week's shellacking, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly knows not to take Navy lightly.

"It's about getting back to our traits, and you have to have an incredible attention to detail when you play Navy and their offense," Kelly said Tuesday. "I think everybody knows quite well how prolific they are and how difficult they are to stop. They do things offensively that teams each and every week struggle to defend."

Just ask SMU about its attempts to stop the Navy ground game. That didn't go so well.

The Midshipmen ran the ball 72 times for 559 yards and won time of possession by nearly 17 minutes -- a margin of 38:23 to 21:37

"The other thing you have to do is you have to beat a lot of one-on-one blocks," the eighth-year Notre Dame coach said. "You have to play physical. You have to be able to get off blocks. You have to be able to make tackles against a very good and well-disciplined football team, a team that fights for four quarters.

"They've won close games. They manage the clock very well. They play smart football. It will be a great challenge for us."

No. 1 on Notre Dame's list is stopping quarterback Malcolm Perry, who made his first start against SMU.

And what a debut it was.

Perry rushed for a career-high 282 yards and four touchdowns on 33 carries. He had touchdown runs of 3, 92, 24 and 1. The 282 yards rushing is an American Athletic Conference record and the third most in school history.

"We've got to find a way to take the football away. We haven't done that," Kelly said. "If we can get some turnovers and get some points relative to touchdowns instead of field goals, then we'll put ourselves in a much better position against a very good opponent."

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo has mutual respect for his opponent and is doing his best to make sure this troops haven't lost sight of how good Notre Dame has played this season, regardless of last week's outcome.

"Notre Dame is Notre Dame. They're always a really talented football team. Whether they won or whether they lost, this is going to be a tough game for us. It always is," Niumatalolo said on Monday during the American Athletic Conference teleconference.

Navy will have its hands full with dual-threat, redshirt sophomore quarterback Brandon Wimbush.

Despite struggling against Miami, Wimbush has been solid, accounting for more than 2,000 total yards (1,405 passing and 663 rushing) and 25 touchdowns.

He left Saturday's game with a bruised hand, and later re-entered. Kelly said Wimbush would be ready for the Midshipmen. Early in the week, Wimbush didn't show any ill effects and the medical staff didn't have him on the report either.

Niumatalolo and defensive coordinator Dale Pehrson also must find a way to slow down the Fighting Irish's Heisman Trophy candidate Josh Adams, who has compiled 1,231 yards and nine touchdowns.

Notre Dame ranks sixth in the nation in rushing at 303 yards per game with Adams toting most of the load.

"Adams is a big, strong, physical runner. He breaks a lot of tackles and is very tough to bring down," Pehrson told the Capital Gazette on Monday. "That offensive line is absolutely unbelievable. Definitely the best we'll play this year. They've got some real monsters up front."

Notre Dame senior All-American left tackle Mike McGlinchey (6-8, 315) anchors the veteran offensive line.

"We have a huge challenge coming up in Notre Dame, which is year in and year out one of the best programs in the country." Niumatalolo said. "It's going to be a tough challenge, but we're looking forward to it."

Navy will be without safety Sean Williams for the first half after being ejected for targeting in last week's game against SMU.

VDB Free Betting Prediction:  Notre Dame 45, Navy 31

 


 

Navy Midshipmen vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish VDB Sport Betting Odds and Matchup Report

Navy Midshipmen vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish VDB Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Navy Midshipmen +18  (-110) - 59 (-105)o
Notre Dame Fighting Irish -18  (-110) - 59 (-115)u

Team Records

Navy Midshipmen

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 6-3 4-1 2-2 5-3-1 2-2-1 3-1 33.67 30.33 3.34
vs Conf 4-3 3-1 1-2 4-2-1 2-1-1 2-1 30.43 29.86 0.57
Last 3 1-2 1-1 0-1 1-1-1 1-0-1 0-1 30.00 35.00 -5.00

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 8-2 5-1 3-1 7-3 4-2 3-1 38.00 20.70 17.30
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Last 3 2-1 2-0 0-1 1-2 1-1 0-1 30.33 30.67 -0.34

Betting Odds Trends

Navy Midshipmen

Navy is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Navy is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Navy is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Navy is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Notre Dame
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Navy's last 7 games when playing Notre Dame
Navy is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
Navy is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Navy's last 7 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Notre Dame is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Notre Dame's last 12 games
Notre Dame is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Notre Dame is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 7 games at home
Notre Dame is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Navy
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame's last 7 games when playing Navy
Notre Dame is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Navy
Notre Dame is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Navy
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame's last 7 games when playing at home against Navy

Injuries

Navy

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Zach Abey QB Prob Sat - Arm - 11/13/17 Abey missed the last game with an arm injury but is likely to be available for Saturday's contest against Notre Dame.
Sean Williams S Ques Sat - Suspension - 11/14/17 Williams will not be available for the first half of Saturday's game against Notre Dame due to a targeting violation.
Jackson Pittman NT Ques Sat - Concussion - 11/13/17 Pittman is experiencing concussion-like symptoms and it is unknown if he will suit up Saturday against Notre Dame.
Anthony Villalobos DE Ques Sat - Ankle - 11/13/17 Villalobos missed the last game with an ankle injury and his status against Notre Dame on Saturday is unclear.
Malcolm Perry RB Doub Sat - Ankle - 11/15/17 Perry has an ankle injury and his status is in doubt for Saturday's game against the ankle injury.
Hudson Sullivan LB Doub Sat - Foot - 11/18/17 Sullivan missed the last game with an injured foot and is not expected to suit up for Saturday's contest against Notre Dame.
Tre Walker RB out for season - Knee - 9/28/17 Walker is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.
Erik Harris P Out indefinitely - Suspension - 9/9/17 Harris has been suspended indefinitely for an undisclosed issue.

Notre Dame

Player   Status/Updated Notes
J.D. Carney QB Ques Sat - Concussion - 11/13/17 Carney missed the last two games with a concussion and his availability for Saturday's contest against Navy is unknown.
Freddy Canteen WR out for season - Shoulder - 10/29/17 Canteen had surgery to fix a shoulder injury and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Cameron Smith WR Out Sat - Hamstring - 11/17/17 Smith missed the last three games with a hamstring injury and will not be available for Saturday's matchup against Navy.
Elijah Taylor DL out for season - Foot - 10/18/17 Taylor has a Lisfranc fracture in his foot and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Alohi Gilman S out for season - Eligibility - 8/30/17 Gilman is expected to miss the entire 2017 season due to eligibility reasons.

Recent Meetings

  Yard Margins
Date Away Home H Line ATS Tot Rus Pas
11/5/16 NAVY 28 ND 27 -7.5/63 L/U 2 -173 175
10/10/15 NAVY 24 ND 41 -13.5/59.5 W/O 119 -140 259
11/1/14 ND 49 NAVY 39 14/54 W/O 79 -118 197
11/2/13 NAVY 34 ND 38 -16.5/48.5 L/O 87 -67 154
9/1/12 ND 50 NAVY 10 14.5/52 L/O 149 144 5
10/29/11 NAVY 14 ND 56 -23.5/61.5 W/O 213 -14 227
10/23/10 ND 17 NAVY 35 6.5/48.5 W/O -75 -261 186
11/7/09 NAVY 23 ND 21 -12/55.5 L/U 108 -288 396
11/15/08 ND 27 NAVY 21 4/51.5 L/U 98 52 46
11/3/07 NAVY 46 ND 44 -3/57.5 L/O 37 -22 59

Navy Last 10

  Yard Margins
Date vs Score Line ATS Tot Rus Pas
11/11/17 SMU W 43-40 -1.5/66 W/O 133 394 -261
11/2/17 @ TEM L 26-34 -6.5/51.5 L/O -31 32 -63
10/21/17 UCF L 21-31 10/64.5 P/U -64 1 -65
10/14/17 @ MEM L 27-30 3/72.5 P/U -63 196 -259
10/7/17 AFA W 48-45 -7.5/53.5 L/O -64 131 -195
9/30/17 @ TLSA W 31-21 -8.5/70.5 W/U 167 192 -25
9/23/17 CIN W 42-32 -8.5/52.5 W/O 183 511 -328
9/9/17 TULN W 23-21 -8/49.5 L/U 64 3 61
9/1/17 @ FAU W 42-19 -8/64 W/U 200 376 -176
12/23/16 LT L 45-48 7.5/67 W/O -38 212 -250

Notre Dame Last 10

  Yard Margins
Date vs Score Line ATS Tot Rus Pas
11/11/17 @ MIA L 8-41 -3.5/59.5 L/U -113 -128 15
11/4/17 WAKE W 48-37 -15.5/55 L/O 123 141 -18
10/28/17 NCST W 35-14 -7/60.5 W/U 159 268 -109
10/21/17 USC W 49-14 -4/61.5 W/O 161 301 -140
10/7/17 @ UNC W 33-10 -12/63.5 W/U 222 255 -33
9/30/17 M-OH W 52-17 -21/53.5 W/O 126 218 -92
9/23/17 @ MSU W 38-18 -3/53.5 W/O -141 31 -172
9/16/17 @ BC W 49-20 -14/52 W/O 211 330 -119
9/9/17 UGA L 19-20 -5.5/57.5 L/U -61 -130 69
9/2/17 TEM W 49-16 -19/56 W/O 276 337 -61

 

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