Free Citrus Bowl Prediction: Fighting Irish vs Tigers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Citrus Bowl
(9-3) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. LSU Tigers (9-3)
Date: Monday, January 1st
Time: 1:00 pm EST
Venue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: LSU -3
NCAA Betting Total: 51
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are participants in the New Year’s six this year, taking the field against the LSU Tigers. The teams will clash in a matchup of the Independent conference Irish against the SEC conference Tigers.
The Fighting Irish and Tigers have never faced each other in the history of either school on the football field. Look for this matchup to bea one of the better games New Year’s Day.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish were ranked in the top four, for a week this year, but were swifltly eliminated from playoff conversation, with a loss against Miami in week 12, 41-8.
After the crushing loss at Miami, the Fighting Irish struggled to a win against Navy the following week. Then fell in week 14 to the Stanford Cardinal, 38-20. Ending the season on a losing note.
The Fighting Irish are going to have their work cut out for them against the LSU Tigers. Notre Dame faced one SEC opponent this season and lost third ranked Georgia, 20-19.
The LSU Tigers started the season so slow, that Tiger nation was calling for the firing of Ed Orgeron. After losing to Mississippi State, 37-7 in Starksville, then dropping a non conference game to Troy in Death Valley, the season looked over.
Sine the loss to Troy, the LSU Tigers only other loss of the year came at home to fourth ranked Alabama, 24-10. Since the loss, the Tigers have won three in a row, most recently beating Texas A&M, 45-21.
The LSU Tigers are one of the better teams in the country this year defensively. LSU is allowing 18.8 points per game this season. Good enough to rank them 18th in the nation.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Fighting Irish are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in January
- Fighting Irish are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Fighting Irish are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
- Tigers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Tigers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
Free Citrus Bowl NCAA Football Pick
The Fighting Irish and Tigers are going to have their hands full with each other in this matchup. Both teams are hard nose teams with efficient running games featured in their offenses.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: LSU -3. Free ATS final score pick provided below!
Notre Dame is going to have to establish a solid run game early against the Tigers. Notre Dame rely’s heavily on running back Josh Adams. He leads the team in rushing yards with 1368 and nine touchdowns this year.
The LSU Tigers also rely on their run game. Running back Derrius Guice has not been as good on the ground as Adams, but has played against bigger competition in the SEC. Take the Tigers for the win to cover.
Citrus Bowl Free Score Prediction: LSU 34 – Notre Dame 30
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