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Fading Notre Dame Battles Syracuse in the Big Apple

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be gunning for just their second straight-up win in their past seven when they travel to the Big Apple on Saturday to take on the Syracuse Orange in a Week 5 matchup at MetLife Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • Syracuse is 0-5 SU in its last five games in Week 5.
  • Notre Dame is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games in October.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of Syracuse's last seven games after losing the previous game in a matchup.

Notre Dame's struggles continued last week with a shocking 38-35 loss to Duke as a massive 20.5-point home favorite. The defeat leaves the squad with a 1-3 record on the year, both straight up and against the spread, and a 3-7 ATS record over its past 10.

The Fighting Irish have surrendered 36 or more points in five of their past six, forcing the point total OVER on five occasions, and squandering second-half leads in three of those contests. The Notre Dame offense has produced, however, averaging over 455 total yards per game this season.

The Orange ended a two-game SU and ATS losing skid with a 31-24 win over Connecticut as 3-point road chalk. Syracuse is 2-5 SU in its past seven home dates, but picked up ATS wins in five of those contests. The Orange dropped a 31-15 decision to Notre Dame as 8.5-point home underdogs in their last meeting two years ago, ending a three-game ATS win streak against the Irish.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Notre Dame Fighting Irish in this one found them as -12-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 37-10 result in favor of the Fighting Irish. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Syracuse Orange Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Syracuse will face the 1-3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who own a 1-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Syracuse Orange are 1-3 so far this season while the Fighting Irish are 3-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Syracuse vs Notre Dame injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 110 (Syracuse Orange) and the No. 42 (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Syracuse Orange No. 78-ranked offense (28 PPG) against a Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense that ranks No. 101 at 33.5 PPG. The Syracuse Orange passing attack has averaged 371.75 yards per game, more than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish give up through the air (253 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish own the league's No. 87-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 237 yards per game when on the road. Syracuse, on the other hand, rates No. 101 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Notre Dame's last outing, DeShone Kizer threw for 381 yards in a losing cause against the Blue Devils, 38-35 at Notre Dame Stadium.

Eric Dungey led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 407 yards Saturday as the Orange downed the Huskies 31-24 at Rentschler Field.

Betting Trends
  • Notre Dame is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Notre Dame is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Notre Dame is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 6 games
  • Syracuse is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Syracuse is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Syracuse's last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Notre Dame at NC State, Saturday, October 8th
Syracuse at Wake Forest, Saturday, October 8th

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