California Golden Bears vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds & Picks
Top offshore sportsbooks favor Notre Dame over California when the Cal Golden Bears and the Fighting Irish play in college football action at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday.
California Golden Bears vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Odds
|California||+11 ( -110 )||40½ ( -110 )||+325|
|Notre Dame||-11 ( -110 )||40½ ( -110 )||-400|
Betting California Golden Bears
The Cal Golden Bears look to improve on their 2-0 start following a 20-14 win over UNLV. Jack Plummer has thrown for 546 yards, four touchdowns and a couple of interceptions on 68.9% passing.
Jaydn Ott has rushed for 156 yards and one TD. Jeremiah Hunter leads the team with 11 recs for 157 yards. J. Michael Sturdivant has 10 catches for 104 yards. On defense, Jackson Sirmon has 17 total tackles. Xavier Carlton has a team-best 2.5 sacks. The Golden Bears as a whole have three interceptions this season.
According to top offshore sportsbooks, California is 6-3 ATS in their last nine games. The total has gone UNDER in seven of California’s last 10 games. California is 4-1 SU in their last five games. California is 1-7 SU in their last eight games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in four of California’s last five games played in September. California is 6-0 SU in their last six games played in week 3. The total has gone UNDER in six of California’s last nine games played on a Saturday. California is 7-1 ATS in their last eight games when playing as the underdog.
Betting Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will attempt to rebound from their 0-2 start following a 26-21 loss to Marshall. Tyler Buchner has passed for 378 yards and a couple of interceptions on 56% passing. He leads the Irish in rushing with 62 yards on the ground.
Michael Mayer leads the team in receiving with 13 receptions for 135 yards. Lorenzo Styles has 123 air yards. On defense, Jack Kiser has a team-best 15 total tackles with seven solo tackles and one sack. Howard Cross III has 14 total tackles and a sack as well.
Per top offshore sportsbooks, Notre Dame is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. The total has gone UNDER in five of Notre Dame’s last seven games. Notre Dame is 11-4 SU in their last 15 games. Notre Dame is 18-2 SU in their last 20 games at home.
Notre Dame is 6-0 SU in their last six games against an opponent in the Pac-12 conference. Notre Dame is 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games played in September. Notre Dame is 4-1 ATS in their last five games played in week 3. The total has gone UNDER in four of Notre Dame’s last five games when playing as the favorite. The total has gone UNDER in six of Notre Dame’s last seven games played on a Saturday when at home.
After he lost the Fiesta Bowl in his debut, Marcus Freeman has become the first coach in Notre Dame history to lose his first three games in the position. He will now have to start Drew Pyne un-der center after Tyler Buchner sustained a season-ending shoulder injury in the loss to Marshall.
California Golden Bears vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Pick
We understand the reasoning for backing either side here at the best online sportsbooks. Notre Dame has been awful, but they remain, at least on paper, the better team. Cal didn’t really do anything to write home about against UNLV either. Instead, let us take the under. We don’t expect Cal to all of a sudden get their offense rolling out of the blue against an irked Irish unit, but then Notre Dame’s offense hasn’t been all that good. We think this is another offensive struggle for both teams. We look for the under to hit.
The Fighting Irish are hopping mad. Freeman needs his first win. They will get it in convincing fashion against a Cal team with a good defense, but zero offense. In this clash of academics, do the math and take Notre Dame.
This is going to be a battle of defenses. Both teams boast strong defenses and both offenses are crap. This would seem like leaning to the Under 41.5, but with the total so low it could be close.
The California Golden Bears have value as double-digit road dogs on Saturday. Notre Dame enters their third game of the season winless. Both California and Notre Dame are 1-1 against the spread. Get behind the underdog as Notre Dame has thus far not been a good football team.