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Streaking Irish Play Host to Road Warrior RedHawks


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be aiming to win three in a row for the first time since 2015 when they return home on Saturday for a Week 5 matchup with the Miami-Ohio RedHawks at Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish improved to 3-1 with a solid 38-18 win over Michigan State as 3-point road chalk while the RedHawks look for a second straight upset win on the road.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in five of Notre Dame’s last six games.
  • Notre Dame is 1-5 ATS in its last six games after a win.
  • Miami-Ohio is 8-0-1 ATS in its last nine games after winning as an underdog.

Notre Dame’s victory over the Spartans marks the first time it has recorded consecutive straight-up wins in 18 games and covered back-to-back contests in 23 outings dating back to October 2015.

The Irish have been getting it done with stingy defense, allowing just 18.5 points per game through Week 4, and forcing six total turnovers over their past two outings. Notre Dame has also rediscovered its offensive touch and has tallied an average of 39 points per game this season.

The RedHawks travel to South Bend for their first-ever meeting with the Fighting Irish after shocking Central Michigan in a 31-14 win as 1.5-point road underdogs, extending their impressive run as road underdogs to 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS. Miami-Ohio remains winless SU in 30 straight as a double-digit underdog, but is 13-5 ATS over its past 18.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as 21.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for OVER/UNDER updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 34-25 win for the Fighting Irish. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Miami-OH RedHawks vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Notre Dame battles the Miami-OH RedHawks, currently with a 2-2 mark (1-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 3-1 for the Fighting Irish and 1-3 for the RedHawks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Notre Dame vs Miami-OH injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the No. 41-ranked Miami-OH RedHawks, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Notre Dame's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 38.75 PPG, against a Miami-OH defense that ranks No. 34 this week at 19 PPG. The Notre Dame aerial game is averaging 165.75 yards per game, less than the Miami-OH RedHawks secondary allows through the air, 192 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Miami-OH RedHawks own the league's No. 29-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 88 yards per game when on the road. Notre Dame, on the other hand, rates No. 30 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The RedHawks grabbed a Week 4 victory over the Chippewas in their last game, winning 31-14 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Michigan State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Fighting Irish as Notre Dame blasted them 38-18 in Week 4 action.

Betting Trends
  • Miami-OH is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami-OH is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Miami-OH is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Miami-OH is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 6 games
  • Notre Dame is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 6 games at home

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