Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly has orchestrated a remarkable turnaround. Following a 4-8 record in 2016 he was forced to look into his mirror and face reality. Kelly admitted that he was too distracted and became distant from his players. So too did he see the need to update schematically. Since that introspection Notre Dame and college football haven’t been the same. Following his self-assessment Kelly dived into details with players and staff and changed assistants where necessary. Now comes the payoff as the Irish are closing in on the college football playoff. At the very least. By contrast Syracuse Orange coach Dino Babers went 10-3 in 2018 and was rewarded with a new contract. Babers is now sitting on a seat that is starting to flame.
Syracuse Orange at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
When: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 2:30 p.m. ET
Where: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
College Football Odds at BookMaker.eu
Syracuse Orange +33.5
Notre Dame Fighting Irish -33.5
Syracuse Orange at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Bookmaker Odds Overview
On the whole Notre Dame is the ultimate name brand with the college football betting odds. When you consider the respective performances of both teams that will only be enhanced. Oddsmakers know they have to sweeten the pot on Syracuse which means that the Fighting Irish will be overpriced. The reality is that linemakers will try to scare off the masses. But the question is if it will really matter. After all, Notre Dame can name the score.
Syracuse Orange Team Overview
Last Saturday the Orange lost to visiting NC State 36-29 as 17-point dogs as over the total of 50 paid too. As a result, Syracuse is 1-9 straight up, 5-5 vs. the line, and 5-5 on totals. The Orange rank 126th in the nation for total offense and 118th for scoring. In a similar way the Orange rank 102nd defensively and 83rd for points allowed.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Team Overview
Notre Dame got the cash at North Carolina 31-17 on Friday as 4.5-point chalk. So too did the game stay under the total of 69.5. Now Notre Dame is 9-0 straight up, 5-4 against the spread, and 5-4 over the total. Notre Dame ranks 24th for total offense and 22nd for scoring. While on defense they are both 10th in the country and for points allowed.
Syracuse Orange at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Orange are:
18-16-1 against the spread
11-12 vs. the odds as a dog
13-12 on the board in ACC matchups
8-7 vs. the line on the road
18-17 over the total
13-12 to the over in ACC games
7-8 under the total on the road
11-12 to the under as a dog
0-3 against the spread vs. Notre Dame
Only one of their last five games against the Fighting Irish cleared the total
The Fighting Irish are:
20-13-2 against the spread
10-8 vs. the odds at home
17-11-2 on the board as a favorite
4-4 in ACC games
16-19 under the total in all games
8-10 to the under at Notre Dame Stadium
14-16 under the total as chalk
4-4 over and under against the ACC
Syracuse Orange at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Bookmaker Free Picks
As was previously noted Notre Dame owns this head to head series with the College Football odds. It is also true that Syracuse inspires no confidence with the public as they are overmatched and playing poorly. Brian Kelly and Notre Dame know that “style points” matter. It’s not likely that the Fighting Irish will let up on the gas.
Syracuse at Notre Dame Bookmaker Best Bet: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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