The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games as they open their season at home on Saturday against the Texas Longhorns looking to rebound from last year’s late collapse that plummeted them out of the AP Top 25.
The Irish were an early College Football Playoff contender after opening their 2014 campaign with six SU wins, but faded as the season wore on, losing five of six SU and ATS.
The Longhorns struggled with consistency in 2014, recording just one winning streak during a disappointing 6-7 campaign, just their second losing season in 17 years. Texas fared slightly better ATS, covering three straight down the stretch before finishing 7-6.
It has been 19 years since these two teams last met, with Notre Dame holding an 8-2 edge in 10 all-time contests, including three Cotton Bowl showdowns during the 1970s.
The Fighting Irish have struggled in recent matchups against Big 12 opponents, going 1-4 SU and 2-3 ATS in their last five games.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were listed as -9-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bodog on the college football lines menu.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 26-20 result in favor of the Fighting Irish. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Texas Longhorns vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 8-5 so far on the season, and 6-7 ATS vs the point spread. The Texas Longhorns, meanwhile, are 6-7 and 7-6 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Notre Dame go 8-4-1 and the Texas Longhorns go 3-9-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Notre Dame vs Texas injuries news.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish sit at No. 64 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, while the Texas Longhorns are at No. 65 on that chart.
Offensively, the game matches up the Notre Dame Fighting Irish No. 40-ranked offense (32.85 PPG) against a Texas Longhorns defense that ranks No. 32 at 23.85 PPG. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish passing attack has averaged 285.46 yards per game, more than the Texas Longhorns give up through the air (184.23 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Texas Longhorns own the league’s No. 109-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 223.67 yards per game when on the road. Notre Dame, on the other hand, rates No. 60 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Texas was unable to contain Jonathan Williams in its last action Monday and the result was a 31-7 Texas Bowl loss against the Razorbacks.
The Fighting Irish grabbed a Music City Bowl victory over the Tigers in their last game, winning 31-28 at LP Field.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 6 games
- Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas’s last 8 games on the road
- Notre Dame is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Notre Dame is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
- Notre Dame is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Notre Dame’s last 8 games
Next Betting Matchups
Texas home to Rice, Saturday, September 12th
Notre Dame at Virginia, Saturday, September 12th