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Fighting Irish Continue Playoff March in Home Date with Wake Forest

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to continue their march toward a College Football Playoff berth with a seventh straight victory when they host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday in a Week 10 college football matchup at Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish are coming off a decisive 35-14 win over North Carolina State as 7-point home chalk, while the Demon Deacons shocked Louisville with last week’s 42-32 win as 2.5-point home underdogs.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in Wake Forest’s last three games against Notre Dame.
  • Notre Dame is 20-7 SU in its last 27 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • Wake Forest is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road against teams with winning records.

The Irish climbed to No. 5 on the AP Top 25 with their win over the Wolfpack, which also extends their ATS win streak to six games. Notre Dame’s defense ranks 10th in the nation with just 16.1 points per game allowed this season. However, the OVER has prevailed on four occasions during their six-game win streak, with Notre Dame scoring 42.7 ppg during that stretch, and 49 or more points in three of its past five home dates.

The Demon Deacons halted a three-game SU slide with last week’s win over the Cardinals. Wake Forest is a middling 2-2 SU and ATS on the road this season, and has been a SU loser in 29 straight as a double-digit road underdog. However, the Demon Deacons have rewarded loyal sports bettors in recent road dates while pegged as underdogs of 10 or more points, going 5-1 ATS.

The Demon Deacons are winless SU in three all-time meetings with Notre Dame, scoring just seven total points in two previous visits to Notre Dame Stadium. However, the Demon Deacons are 2-1 ATS against the Irish, including their 28-7 loss to Notre Dame as 25-point road chalk two years ago.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Notre Dame Fighting Irish were 15-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No OVER/UNDER line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

OddsShark college football prediction models picked a 36-29 result in favor of the Fighting Irish on Saturday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-1 so far on the season, and 7-1 vs the point spread. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons, meanwhile, are 5-3 and 5-2-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have seen Notre Dame go 5-3 and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons go 4-4 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Notre Dame vs Wake Forest injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at No. 10 and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at No. 50 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Notre Dame Fighting Irish's No. 11-ranked offense (40.5 PPG) against a Wake Forest Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 36 at 21.25 PPG. The Notre Dame passing attack has averaged 150.38 yards per game, less than the Demon Deacons give up through the air (198.12 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Demon Deacons own the league's No. 99-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 220.25 yards per game when on the road. Notre Dame, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Wake Forest's aerial attack generated 461 yards and the Demon Deacons came away with a 42-32 victory over Louisville at BB&T Field.

Josh Adams tore up the turf for 202 rushing yards in the latest Fighting Irish game, a 35-14 win over the Wolfpack at Notre Dame Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Wake Forest is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Wake Forest is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Wake Forest is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Wake Forest is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Notre Dame is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Notre Dame's last 10 games
  • Notre Dame is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wake Forest at Syracuse, Saturday, November 11
Notre Dame at Miami-FL, Saturday, November 11

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