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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hope to bounce back from a disappointing loss to USC last week with a win over another rival that has given them trouble recently, the Navy Midshipmen.

Navy is 3-1 both SU and ATS in their last four games against Notre Dame, and are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 against the Irish despite being just 3-7 SU.

Notre Dame’s Tommy Rees threw for only 190 yards with no touchdowns against USC last Saturday

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Notre Dame Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Midshipmen in this one found them as 20-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. The total was at 62 at BetOnline earlier while many are moving to 5Dimes for sharp over under numbers.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 34-rated Fighting Irish and the No. 53-rated Midshipmen in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 36-31 win for the Fighting Irish on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Notre Dame's No. 49-ranked offense, averaging 30.1 PPG, against a Midshipmen defense that ranks No. 83 this week at 30.3 PPG. The Fighting Irish aerial game is averaging 266.7 yards per game, more than the Midshipmen secondary allows through the air, 225.7 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Midshipmen feature the league's No. 71-rated road run defense, allowing 176.7 yards per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, ranks No. 88 in rushing offense at home.

Navy was a 38-35 loser in its last match at home against East Carolina. They failed to cover the 13–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 73 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Notre Dame lost its last outing, a 31-17 result against Southern Cal on October 22. Notre Dame failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite, while the 48 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Navy Midshipmen Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 9-1

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Midshipmen at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Navy's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Navy's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Navy's last 6 games when playing Notre Dame
Navy is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 6 games at home
Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Notre Dame is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Navy
Notre Dame is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Navy

Next up:
Navy home to Troy, Saturday, November 5
Notre Dame at Wake Forest, Saturday, November 5

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