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College Football Betting Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
September 23, 2023
This is the matchup of the week as it features two Top 10 teams when the 3-0 Ohio State Buckeyes travel to take on the 4-0 Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday evening in week 4 of the college football season.
Ohio State enters this game with a record of 3-0 with wins on the road against the Indiana Hoosiers by a score of 23-3 and at home against the Youngstown State Penguins by a score of 35-7 and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers by a score of 63-10 while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish enter this game with a record of 4-0 following wins against the Navy Midshipmen by a score of 42-3, the Tennessee State Tigers by a score of 56-3, the NC State Wolfpack by a score of 45-24, and the Central Michigan Chippewas by a score of 41-17. Which team will remain undefeated with a win in this matchup on Saturday evening? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
The Ohio State Buckeyes enter this game ranked 6
in the AP Poll and 4
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 3-0 following a 63-10 win at home against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers while covering the 29.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 3 of the college football season. Ohio State scored 63 points while compiling 562 total yards offensively which included 358 passing yards and 204 rushing yards while allowing 10 points and 284 total yards defensively which included 204 passing yards and 80 rushing yards. Kyle McCord led the team in passing, completing 19 of 23 attempts for 318 yards and three touchdowns. TreVeyon Henderson led the team in rushing with 13 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns while adding a reception for 27 yards. Marvin Harrison Jr. led the team in receiving, catching five of seven targets for 126 yards and a touchdown.
Notre Dame enters this game ranked 9
in the AP Poll and 9
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 4-0 following a 41-17 win at home against the Central Michigan Chippewas while failing to cover the 34.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 3 of the college football season. The Fighting Irish scored 41 points while compiling 578 total yards offensively which included 342 passing yards and 236 rushing yards while allowing 17 points and 268 total yards defensively which included 137 passing yards and 131 rushing yards. Sam Hartman led the team in passing, completing 16 of 26 attempts for 330 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for six yards and a touchdown. Audric Estime led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 176 yards and a touchdown. Chris Tyree led the team in receiving, catching both targets for 88 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Ohio State Buckeyes listed as 3-point favorites on the road against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday evening in week 4 of the college football season. Ohio State has won the five games all-time in the series while going 4-1 ATS all-time and 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. Ohio State is 1-2 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, and 1-2 ATS as a favorite this season while Notre Dame is 3-1 ATS overall and 1-1 ATS at home on the year.
This is expected to be a close matchup, however, Ohio State has been the better team in the series, winning the five games all-time. The Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS all-time and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the Ohio State Buckeyes -3 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday evening.
Spooky Express Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes -3
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