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College Football Handicapping: 2019 Camping World Bowl
(10-2) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Iowa State Cyclones (7-5)
Date: Saturday, December 28th, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: Notre Dame -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 55
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This years’ Camping World Bowl will see the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Iowa State Cyclones.
Notre Dame is an independent school an Iowa State is representing the Big 12.
This will be the first meeting between these two schools.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish finished the season on a five-game win streak. They most recently beat Stanford 45-24 during rivalry week.
Notre Dame’s offense is pretty balanced this season, as they have had success both passing and running the ball. They average 253 passing yards per game, which ranks 48th in the country. Their rushing offense averages 178.3 yards per game, which ranks 46th.
This has led to the Irish scoring an average of 37.1 points per game. That has them as the 13th best scoring offense in the country.
Most of their success starts with their quarterback, Ian Book. He has thrown for 2,792 yards this season and has thrown for 33 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
The Irish defense does one thing extremely well and that is defending the pass. They allow 163.7 yards per game through the air, ranking 3rd in the country. This is very good news for Notre Dame because passing the ball is what Iowa State does best.
The Irish also do a great job of limiting their opponents from scoring. Other than the game against Michigan when they allowed 45 points, they have not allowed more than 28 points to any other team.
Iowa State Cyclones
The Cyclones barely managed to have a season over .500. They had to win two of their final three games to become bowl eligible. Their last game of the season resulted in a loss to the Kansas State Wildcats.
Iowa State is a pretty one dimensional team this year. This one area in their passing offense. They actually rank 9th in the category an average 318.3 yards per game. Their quarterback, Brock Purdy, is the sole reason for their success throwing the ball. He has thrown for 3,760 yards this season with 27 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
Running the ball has been a bit of a different story as they only average 140.7 yards per game. This ranks just 96th. Their leading rusher is Breece Hall, who has rushed for 842 yards and 10 touchdowns. He is averaging 5 yards per carry and will need a similar performance to help shoulder some of the responsibility on the offensive side of the ball.
The Iowa State defense has been good at times this season, but overall they are average at best. They allow an average of 362.2 total yards per game, the 44th best in the country. The Cyclones are better at defending the run, allowing 135.3 yards per game. This is the 36th best run defense in the country.
For Iowa State to win this game, they must make Ian Book uncomfortable. Forcing turnovers is probably a must as well to give their offense more possessions.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Notre Dame are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Iowa State are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Camping World Bowl NCAA Football Pick
Notre Dame is the superior team and I like them to win this game with no trouble.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -3.5
Seeing Notre Dame laying only 3.5 points seems way too low, so I like the Irish to win this game by at least a touchdown.
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