The No. 6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-0 straight up and 4-2 against the spread over their last six games. The Fighting Irish will try to improve to 6-0 on the season and to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive and well with a win on the road against the No. 24 Virginia Tech Hokies this Saturday night.
Notre Dame is a 7-point road favorite in Blacksburg at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In their last six games against ACC opponents the Fighting Irish are 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Virginia Tech Hokies
When: Saturday, October 6, 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia
Betting Line / Total: Notre Dame -7 / 56.5 Points
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
With junior quarterback Ian Book starting under center for the Fighting Irish, Notre Dame looks the part of a legitimate playoff contender. Book has completed 74.3% of his passes, thrown for seven touchdowns and rushed for three touchdowns all while throwing no interceptions through nine quarters of action this season.
Notre Dame got four passing touchdowns from its new starting quarterback in last Saturday’s 38-17 win over No. 7 Stanford, making a major statement in the process.
Now Notre Dame will be tasked with getting the job done on the road. The Fighting Irish are 18-6 SU and 22-2 ATS in their last 24 October road games per the OddsShark College Football Database.
Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech already has a pair of impressive upsets this season beating Florida State 24-3 on the road as a 7.5-point underdog and beating Duke 31-14 on the road as a 6.5-point underdog. The Hokies would be ranked a lot higher if not for a stunning meltdown at Old Dominion in their third game, losing 49-35 as a 28-point road favorite.
As ugly as that game was, an upset win over Notre Dame this Saturday would leave the Hokies with a manageable schedule down the stretch and plenty of time to play their way back into the playoff conversation. Virginia Tech is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games as a home underdog.
Saturday’s night’s total is set at 56.5 points. The UNDER is 10-4 over Virginia Tech’s last 14 games.
Notre Dame can not afford any kind of letdown after last Saturday’s big win over Stanford. The Fighting Irish are the better team on paper, but night games in Blacksburg have historically been quite tricky for visiting teams.
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