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Notre Dame Fighting Irish Hosting the Northwestern Wildcats Week 12 Odds and Betting Pick

Northwestern Wildcats


Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Saturday, November 15, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Notre Dame Stadium

Notre Dame picked up its second loss of the season last week on the road against the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Fighting Irish are favored to bounce back on Saturday hosting the Northwestern Wildcats.

Northwestern is just 4-15 ATS over its last 19 games. Notre Dame has put together a 6-3-1 ATS record in its last 10 games against Big Ten opponents. The UNDER is 13-3 over Northwestern's last 16 games and 7-0 in Notre Dame's last seven games against teams out of the Big Ten conference.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish sat as -16.5-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

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Computer Prediction: Northwestern Wildcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 32-18 result in favor of the Fighting Irish on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Notre Dame battles the Northwestern Wildcats, currently with a 3-6 mark (3-6 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 5-4 for the Fighting Irish and 2-7 for the Northwestern Wildcats. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Notre Dame vs Northwestern injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 20-rated Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the No. 90-rated Northwestern Wildcats in this matchup.

How Northwestern Wildcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Notre Dame Fighting Irish No. 29-ranked offense (34.89 PPG) against a Northwestern Wildcats defense that ranks No. 32 at 22.33 PPG. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish passing attack has averaged 306.33 yards per game, more than the Northwestern Wildcats give up through the air (209.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Northwestern Wildcats own the league's No. 23-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 130.67 yards per game when on the road. Notre Dame, on the other hand, rates No. 81 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats suffered a Week 11 loss against Michigan in their last game, falling 10-9 at Ryan Field.

Everett Golson's 446-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Arizona State earned a 55-31 win over Notre Dame on Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Odds Trends

Northwestern is 4-15 ATS in its last 19 games
Northwestern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Northwestern's last 16 games
Northwestern is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Notre Dame is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 5 games
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 7 games at home

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Northwestern at Purdue, Saturday, November 22nd
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