Notre Dame will look to continue their ascent in the national rankings with a fifth straight SU win on Saturday afternoon when they meet the Massachusetts Minutemen.
The Fighting Irish’s current win streak follows a four-game SU and ATS losing streak. However, they remain 7-2 SU in their last nine at home, 5-4 ATS, and are 6-0 SU in their last six as double-digit favorites, but just 1-5 ATS.
The Minutemen travel to South Bend riding a four-game SU losing streak, 1-3 ATS, and are winless SU in their last seven as double-digit underdogs, but a surprising 4-3 ATS, including a slender 25-23 loss to Temple as 13-point underdogs last weekend.
However, UMass has enjoyed no success in September matchups, losing SU in their last 23.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Several shops tracked by Odds – VSB
(including Bodog) set the point spread at -28.5 for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).
Odds – VSB
prediction models pick the Fighting Irish to win this game on Saturday 47-24. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Massachusetts Minutemen have seen them go 0-2 and 1-1 ATS so far this season, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are at 3-0 and 2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Fighting Irish are 1-2, while the Minutemen are 1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Notre Dame vs Massachusetts injuries news.
The game pits the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, currently No. 50 in our Odds – VSB
NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Massachusetts Minutemen, who rate No. 76 in the latest survey.
Offensively, the game matches up the Notre Dame Fighting Irish No. 49-ranked offense (34 PPG) against a Massachusetts Minutemen defense that ranks No. 115 at 36.5 PPG. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish passing attack has averaged 254 yards per game, less than the Massachusetts Minutemen give up through the air (279.5 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Massachusetts Minutemen feature the league’s No. 110-rated road run defense, allowing 390 yards per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, ranks No. 52 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, Massachusetts’s aerial attack generated 393 yards but it was the Owls coming away with a 25-23 victory over Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium.
The Fighting Irish grabbed a Week 3 victory over the Yellow Jackets in their last game, winning 30-22 at Notre Dame Stadium.
- Massachusetts is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
- Massachusetts is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Massachusetts’s last 13 games
- Massachusetts is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
- Notre Dame is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
- Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Notre Dame’s last 11 games
- Notre Dame is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Massachusetts home to Florida International, Saturday, October 3rd
Notre Dame at Clemson, Saturday, October 3rd