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LSU Tigers Prediction vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Music City Bowl College Football Odds

Notre Dame Fighting Irish


LSU Tigers
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 3:00 PM ET
LP Field

Recent Music City Bowls have trended toward the relatively low-scoring, with nine of the last 13 contests playing UNDER on the betting totals. At least one very tough defense will be involved in the 17th edition of the Music City Bowl when 8-4 LSU meets 7-5 Notre Dame at LP Field in Nashville.

Louisiana State is playing in a bowl for the 15th straight season; however, the Tigers are just 2-3 SU, 1-3-1 ATS in their last five bowl appearances. The Irish, meanwhile, are playing in their fifth straight bowl; they too, however, have struggled in recent postseasons, losing 11 of their last 14 bowls outright, going a miserable 2-12 ATS in the process.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs LSU Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the LSU Tigers in this one found them as -7.5-point favorites at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Computer Prediction: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs LSU Tigers Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 31-22 win for the Tigers. 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 LSU Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

LSU bring a 8-4 record (8-3-1 ATS) to the Bowl game betting matchup against the 7-5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who are 5-7 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen LSU go 4-8 so far and the Fighting Irish go 7-4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and LSU vs Notre Dame injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 44 (LSU Tigers) and the No. 63 (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs LSU Tigers Stats Matchup

The game also pits LSU's No. 77-ranked offense, averaging 27.58 PPG, against a Notre Dame defense that ranks No. 84 this week at 29.25 PPG. The LSU aerial game is averaging 163.92 yards per game, less than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish secondary allows through the air, 239.83 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish feature the league's No. 64-rated road run defense, allowing 182.8 yards per game. LSU, meanwhile, ranks No. 22 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Notre Dame was hammered in its last outing, as Southern Cal ran up a 49-14 score against them at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

In their last game, LSU got a 146-yard performance from Leonard Fournette as a key part of its 23-17 win over Texas A&M.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs LSU Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Notre Dame is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Notre Dame is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Notre Dame is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame's last 7 games
LSU is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
LSU is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LSU's last 5 games