Free Week 5 Prediction: Fighting Irish vs Tigers Odds
Week 5 College football betting sees the Notre Dame Fighting Irish taking on the Clemson Tigers Saturday October 3rd at Clemson Memorial Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Notre Dame (4-0) vs. Clemson (3-0)
Date: Saturday, October 3rd
Venue:Clemson Memorial Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina
NCAA Football Spread:Clemson PK
NCAA Betting Total:54.0
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College Gameday and ABC travel to Clemson, South Carolina as two of the top teams in the nation square off.
The Fighting Irish come in off a blowout tuneup win against Massachusetts last week.
Clemson got a week off to prep for this contest, but barely held on last time they took the field as they defeated Louisville 20-17.
With the amount of injuries Notre Dame has suffered offensively, it’s quite the feat they sit where they are right now.
After losing their starting QB and a explosive RB to injuries for the season, Notre Dame is still playing at a top tier level as they bring in a 4-0 record to Clemson here on Saturday.
Senior C.J. Prosise is being the leader he was sought to be as he continues to run wild and efficient. Last week he finished with 149 yards, which followed up his 198 yard, 3 touchdown performance against Georgia Tech.
Prosise and the Fighting Irish rushing attack finished with 457 yards on the ground and six touchdowns last week.
Sophomore QB DeShone Kizer is taking kindly to this rushing attack as a lot of the pressure has been lifted off him. He’ll have a lot of pressure on him Saturday though with the tough and physical Clemson defense mixing in various blitz packages for him.
The Tigers played one of their worst games in quite some time as they nearly escaped in their win over Louisville two weeks ago.
QB Deshaun Watson played the worst game of his career as he threw more than one interception for the first time in his career and had a QBR of just 54.6.
Still, Clemson got the win to move to 3-0 and got a chance with the bye week to really work out some much needed kinks in the offense. QB Deshaun Watson has played his best games throughout his tenure at Clemson in Death Valley, so that should hold some hope for the Tigers offense.
Watson has thrown for 18 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions in Clemson. The QB has also completed nearly 70 percent of his passes.
Clemson has been a solid team at home over their last 10 as they are 10-0 SU and 7-3 ATS in those 10 contests.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Fighting Irish are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October.
- Fighting Irish are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
- Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Tigers are 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
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The Tigers and Fighting Irish will give us one of the best games we’ll see all year. Both teams have so many playmakers and the winner of this game will have a legit shot at a BCS Playoff spot.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Notre Dame ATS
The Fighting Irish just keep finding ways to win. They’ll be able to control the clock and do just enough to knock off Clemson on the national stage here.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Notre Dame 30 – Clemson 24
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