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Virginia Cavaliers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Football Betting Preview – September 28 2019

Virginia Cavaliers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Football Betting Preview – September 28 2019

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish would have had a higher spot in the AP Poll in this week’s rankings had they took home a win against the Georgia Bulldogs, but they will have to put that loss behind them. They can’t afford to lose to the Virginia Cavaliers, who are still undefeated. Read on for more about this game.

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Betting Preview for the Virginia Cavaliers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Week 5 College Football Game on September 28 2019

Where: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 3:30 PM ET

Line: Virginia Cavaliers (+11) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-11) – view all 2019 NCAAF lines

TV Broadcast: NBC

Betting on the Virginia Cavaliers (4-0 Overall / 2-0 Conference)

Trailing the Old Dominion Monarchs at the half of their Saturday meeting, the Cavaliers turned on the heat on defense and took control of the game the rest of the way for a 28-17 victory. The undefeated Cavaliers allowed just 46 total yards to the Monarchs in the entire second half. The linebacking corps played a crucial role in harassing Old Dominion’s playmakers, and they will have to keep that intensity into next week against the Fighting Irish, who have a quality signal-caller in Ian Book. The Cavaliers’ offense, on the other hand, got two touchdowns on the ground and one via air. Quarterback Bryce Perkins went 15 for 24 for 175 passing yards, tossing one touchdown and rushing for another. 

The Cavs are 3-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games and 3-1 ATS in their last four on the road.

Betting on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-1 Overall / 0-0 Conference)

The Fighting Irish fell short of netting their first win against a ranked opponent this year last Saturday, as they lost to No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in Athens, 23-17. Book completed just 29 of his 27 pass attempts for 275 passing yards to go with a couple of touchdowns against two interceptions. The Fighting Irish may have relied too much on their passing attack, with the team attempting to rush the ball just 14 times for a measly total of 46 yards and zero touchdowns. However, Virginia has a stout defense against the run, allowing just 79.0 rushing yards per game prior to Week 4, so Book and his receivers will have to make things happen first to open up the Cavs’ resistance to the ground attack.

The Fighting Irish are 3-1 ATS in their last four games as the home team. Although they lost to Georgia, the Fighting Irish easily covered the 16-point spread as underdogs.

Writer’s Prediction

Notre Dame wins, 27-23.

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