Free NCAA Football Prediction: Fighting Irish vs. Badgers Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 4
(3-0) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Wisconsin Badgers (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Fighting Irish +4.5, Badgers -4.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Fighting Irish +180, Badgers -225
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 46.5
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will meet the Wisconsin Badgers for their annual Shamrock Series game from Soldier Field. The Badgers will be looking to hand the Fighting Irish their first loss this season.
HISTORY: These two storied programs haven’t crossed paths since 1964, and Notre Dame leads the all-time series 8-6-2.
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Notre Dame was able to pull off another quality to add to their emerging resume last weekend. A Kyren Williams catch and run put the Irish up and they never trailed again, taking care of their in-state rivals Purdue and winning the Shillelagh Trophy.
This game will mean a lot to senior quarterback Jack Coan. He started thirteen games for the Badgers prior to landing in South Bend, throwing for 2,541 yards in 2019. Coan has brought that same steady play to Notre Dame, and he had another solid start against Purdue last weekend. Coan threw for 223 yards and two scores, bringing his totals to 828 passing yards with eight touchdowns to two interceptions.
Kyren Williams is coming off of another strong game as well. The sophomore back gained 91 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns, including a 51-yard rushing score and a 39-yard touchdown catch.
Sophomore tight end Michael Mayer had a quiet game last week, but he’s growing into Coan’s favorite target, leading the team with 17 catches, 206 receiving yards, and three touchdowns. Senior wideout Avery Davis caught five catches for 120 yards and a score against the Boilermakers.
Notre Dame played Purdue really well defensively last weekend. They eliminated their run game, forced a pair of turnovers, and got to the quarterback three times.
(19)Wisconsin responded to an open season home loss to Penn State with a dominate win over Eastern Michigan. After being stalled at the goal line on their first possession, the Badgers scored on their following possession and didn’t look back, picking up the 34-7 win and covering the lofty spread by a near point.
Graham Mertz rebounded and managed the game well last week after a rough contest against Penn State. He went 14 for 17 for 141 yards, and he’s still looking for his first touchdown pass of the season. He may just raise his play with Coan on the other side Saturday.
The Badgers have leaned on Chez Mellusi heavily through their first two games. Mellusi followed up a 121-yard performance against PSU by taking 20 carries for 144 rushing yards and a score in the win over EMU. Junior back Isaac Guerendo has complimented him 148 yards, including a 82-yard touchdown run last weekend.
Senior Danny Davis III is the primary target, and he had a good showing against Penn State, catching eight passes for 99 receiving yards. Fellow senior, tight end Jake Ferguson leads the team with 12 catches.
After holding Penn State to 16 points in the opener, the Badgers held Eastern Michigan to less than 100 yards of total offense last weekend.
Free Week 4 NCAA Football Pick
Another Saturday, another good Notre Dame football game, and this could be their stingiest test yet. Wisconsin carries a physical reputation, and nothing will come easy for the Fighting Irish.
4* Free Week 4 NCAA Betting Pick: Notre Dame ML (+180)
The writing’s on the wall for Jack Coan to play well and guide Notre Dame to a win. Wisconsin didn’t show much in their opener against Penn State, while Notre Dame has given us three examples of them winning tough games. Brian Kelly’s team could add Wisconsin to the list with another sound performance on both sides of the ball.
We’re going to trust Jack Coan in his revenge game, and the Fighting Irish’s Shamrock Series success. Take Notre Dame’s underdog moneyline, with both the storylines and recent play of their sides.
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