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Fighting Irish Spartans Betting Preview

Notre Dame couldn't beat Michigan - this week, they'll try their luck with Michigan State.

If history means anything, it won't be a good day for Notre Dame bettors - Michigan State is 10-3-1 ATS past 14 meetingd with the Irish.

Notre Dame is 0-2 and host Michigan State, who is 2-0 and 1-1 ATS.
View Michigan State vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Fighting Irish pegged as 4-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by the books at 52 at shops such as Intertops.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Fighting Irish sit at No. 94 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Spartans are at No. 3 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Spartans will win this game 56-20.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Notre Dame's #74-ranked offense (25.5 PPG) against a Spartans defense that ranks #3 at 3 PPG. The Fighting Irish passing attack has averaged 353 yards per game, more than the Spartans give up through the air (76 YPG on average).

In their last action, Michigan State was a 44-0 winner at home against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 31.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Notre Dame was a 35-31 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Michigan. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (66) made winners of OVER bettors.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

 

A few Spartans at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Michigan State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Michigan State's last 7 games when playing Notre Dame
Michigan State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
Michigan State is 10-3-1 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Notre Dame
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Notre Dame's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame's last 7 games when playing Michigan State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 7 games
Notre Dame is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Michigan State home to Central Michigan, Saturday, September 24
Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 24

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