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Notre Dame vs Oklahoma Pick

The undefeated Irish of Notre Dame face their toughest test yet when they visit Norman to take on the Oklahoma Sooners in a Top-10 tussle Saturday night (8 pm ET, ABC).

The 7-0 Irish, who just squeaked out a win over BYU, were early 10-point underdogs vs. the 5-1 Sooners, who have scored 156 points over their last three games.

It's a marquee game with thousands of OU and ND alumni betting heavy on their teams - watch the line moves here at OddsShark.com for updates and follow our Twitter guru for injury and other news.

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View Notre Dame vs Oklahoma Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Sooners in this one found them as 10-point favorites at BetOnline. The over under number was 47.5 at Bovada earlier this week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Sooners - Fighting Irish odds would favor the Fighting Irish if the lines were set according to power ranks. Oklahoma is rated No. 6 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Fighting Irish sit at No. 4. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 53-40 win for the Sooners.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 44.7 PPG, against a Fighting Irish defense that ranks No. 2 this week at 9.4 PPG. The Sooners aerial game is averaging 288.5 yards per game, more than the Fighting Irish secondary allows through the air, 174 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Fighting Irish feature the league's No. 17-rated road run defense, allowing 99.5 yards per game. Oklahoma, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Notre Dame was a 17-14 winner at home against BYU. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (31) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Theo Riddick went over the 100-yard mark (143) in his team's latest effort as Notre Dame defeated BYU by a score of 17-14 on Saturday.

In their last action, Oklahoma was a 52-7 winner at home against Kansas. They covered the 34.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (59) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kansas didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Sooners as Oklahoma blasted them 52-7 in Week 8 action.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 10-0

A few Fighting Irish at Sooners trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 5 games
Notre Dame is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Oklahoma is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Notre Dame home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, November 3
Oklahoma at Iowa State, Saturday, November 3