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Falcons open as underdog vs Fighting Irish

Air Force FalconsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Oct 8, 3:30 PM | Grass of Notre Dame Stadium

Air Force Falcons vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have strung together three straight wins after starting off the season 0-2 and will try to make it four this week at home against the Air Force Falcons.

Air Force is 2-4 ATS in their last six on the road, but the Irish are just 3-8-2 SU in their last 13 on the road.

Tommy Rees threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns last week at Purdue.

View Air Force vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Fighting Irish pegged as 17-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Fighting Irish at No. 12 and the Falcons at No. 114 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 38-36 result in favor of the Falcons.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Notre Dame's No. 75-ranked offense (27 PPG) against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 82 at 28.2 PPG. The Fighting Irish passing attack has averaged 269.4 yards per game, more than the Falcons give up through the air (182 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Falcons feature the league's No. 113-rated road run defense, allowing 334 yards per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, ranks No. 101 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Air Force, they were a 35-34 winner as they battled Navy on the road. Air Force covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 69 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Notre Dame was a 38-10 winner on the road against Purdue. They covered the 11.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Falcons at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Air Force is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Air Force's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Air Force's last 7 games on the road
Air Force is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Notre Dame's last 9 games at home
Notre Dame is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Notre Dame's last 10 games
Notre Dame is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Air Force home to San Diego State, Thursday, October 13
Notre Dame home to Southern Cal, Saturday, October 22