Best College Football sportsbooks favor OSU over ND by a field goal when the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish play in week 4 of college football action at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday night.
With transfer QB Sam Hartman as their leader, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been scoring at least 40 points in every one of their first four games. They have gone OVER the total in the past three.
The Irish’s flashy offensive stats are going to be put to the test versus the Ohio State Buckeyes, the latter of whom have allowed only 20 points this season. The Buckeyes crushed Notre Dame’s attack when these teams played last season, and prevailed 41-10 to improve to 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in the past five encounters between these two programs.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds By BetOnline
|Ohio State||-3½ ( -110 )||54½ ( -110 )||-170|
|Notre Dame||+3½ ( -110 )||54½ ( -110 )||+145|
Betting Ohio State Buckeyes
After they went UNDER the total in each of their first two games, Ohio State went back to its high-scoring ways in last week’s 63-10 blowout of Western Kentucky. Kyle McCord tossed three touchdown-scoring passes in his first game since he was named the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback.
He led OSU on five straight scoring drives in the second quarter. He blew open what was a close 14-10 game in 20 minutes of play. TreVeyon Henderson had two touchdown scoring runs. Marvin Henderson posted 118 receiving yards on just four receptions. Emeka Egbuka had a couple of TD catches.
Two of Ohio State’s five consecutive scoring drives in the second quarter lasted only one play. Ohio State went OVER the total for the eleventh time in their past 14 games. Ohio State has now surrendered only 20 points in three games.
Shutting down Hilltoppers pivot Austin Reed, who is the FBC active career leader in yards through the air per game, was also a nice indication that the Buckeyes are preparing for a battle with Hartman and ND’s powerful passing attack.
Ohio State has been the winner in 22 of its last 23 games in the month of September. Buckeyes have not covered the best online sportsbooks’ point spread in nine of its last ten games as a favorite playing against a top-15 AP-ranked team.
Ohio State has won the 1st quarter in five of its past six games played against a non-conference opponent. Ohio State has won the 1st half in each of its past five games playing against a non-conference opponent. Five of Ohio State’s past six games playing against an AP-ranked team have gone OVER the total points line.
Betting Notre Dame Fighting Iris
Unlike OSU, Notre Dame’s offensive attack has been raring to go since the start of the season. The Irish easily breezed to a 41-17 win against Central Michigan last week. That was the fourth time in as many outings this season that they have scored 40 or more points and the sixth time they have accomplished that in seven games going back to the 2022 season.
Notre Dame has additionally gone OVER the total in ten of its past eleven games. Hartman’s 13 TD passes are a school record for most scoring passes in the first four games of a campaign. The one who transferred from Wake Forest also reached the seventh place on NCAAF’s career TD passes list with last week’s three-touchdown game, as he hit both Tobias Merriweather and Chris Tyree with scoring passes of 75+ yards.
Notre Dame has been the winner in 14 of its last 15 games at home in the month of September. Fighting Irish have covered online sportsbooks’ point spread in each of its past 6 September games versus an AP-ranked team.
Notre Dame has won the 1st quarter in five of its past six games playing against opponents from the Big Ten Conference at home. Notre Dame has won the 1st half in six of its past seven games playing against an opponent from the Big Ten Conference at home. Ten of Notre Dame’s past 11 college football games have gone OVER the total points line.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Pick
We are leaning towards Notre Dame. We’re getting points with a team that’s been consistent and strong from the get-go. Not excited about Ohio State other than Henderson and Marvin Harrison Jr. We think that either Ohio State will win by a field goal or Notre Dame will win it straight up. Take the Irish here.