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Fighting Irish dogs vs Seminoles in Champs Sports Bowl

Notre Dame Fighting IrishFlorida State Seminoles
Dec 29, 5:30 PM | Grass of Florida Citrus Bowl

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Florida State Seminoles Odds

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The Champs Sports Bowl odds situation sees two bigtime programs that finished 8-4 on the season with both schools bent on winning to finish the season.

Although the point spread favors Notre Dame over Florida State, the over under has been the best bet in recent Champs Sports Bowls as 5 of the past 6 played UNDER the number. [ Champs Sports Bowl odds preview and matchup stats ]

The Seminoles are 8-4 so far on the season, and 6-6 ATS vs. the number. The Fighting Irish, meanwhile, are 8-4 and 5-7 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Florida State go 4-8 and the Fighting Irish go 4-7-1 on the totals.

View Notre Dame vs Florida State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Fighting Irish were listed as 3-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida State's No. 35-ranked offense (31.7 PPG) against a Fighting Irish defense that ranks No. 28 at 20.9 PPG. The Seminoles passing attack has averaged 257.7 yards per game, more than the Fighting Irish give up through the air (201.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Fighting Irish feature the league's No. 23-rated road run defense, allowing 125.3 yards per game. Florida State, meanwhile, ranks No. 98 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Notre Dame was a 28-14 loser on the road against Stanford. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (42) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Florida State was a 21-7 winner in its last match on the road against Florida. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 28 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing in December are 3-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When an underdog on the road are 2-8

Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing in December are 5-2
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When favored at home are 8-2

A few Fighting Irish at Seminoles trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 6 games
Notre Dame is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida State's last 5 games
Florida State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games