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Cincinnati at Notre Dame Picks & Betting Tips – Fighting Irish To Pull Off Another Upset

  • Cincinnati at Notre Dame tips for Saturday, October 2
  • Matchup gets underway at 14:30 ET at Notre Dame Stadium
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Cincinnati at Notre Dame Picks & Betting Tips

Notre Dame can ride the momentum from last weekend’s big win to another victory here.

The Fighting Irish’s defense has been excellent this season and last weekend they were ruthless.

Co-ordinator Marcus Freeman was brought in from Cincinnati so he will know this Bearcats offense well.

If he can slow down Desmond Ridder we could see Notre Dame take a big step towards and unbeaten season.

  • Notre Dame have a 4-0 record
  • Notre Dame are 2-0 at home this season
  • Notre Dame are allowing 23.2 points per game
  • Notre Dame rank #2 in the nation with 12 takeaways (3 fumbles, 9 picks)
  • Notre Dame are 59-13-0 SU at home under Brian Kelly
  • Notre Dame are 5-2-0 SU as a home underdog under Brian Kelly
  • Cincinati are allowing 19.0 points per game

Head To Head

  • Notre Dame lead the all-time series 1-0
  • This is the first meeting since Notre Dame won 58-0 back in 1900

Cincinnati Form

Cincinnati have retained their place in the top 10 with three straight wins to start the season.

They made light work of their first two opponents, beating Miami (OH) 49-14 and Murray State 42-7.

They found the going a little tougher a week later as they trailed Indiana 14-10 at the half and 24-23 after the third.

The Bearcats were too strong for their hosts in the final period though, finding the endzone twice to win 38-24.

QB Desmond Ridder has showcased his arm and legs through two games. He is 54/83 for 748 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. On the ground he has rushed for 72 yards and two TDs.

Ridder has shared the ball around with four receivers going for 110 yards or more.

Jerome Ford has been the star of the run game, rushing for 300 yards and six TDs. He has 20 yards receiving too.

The key to Cincinnati’s success so far has been the defense though. They are allowing just 19 points per game.

Notre Dame Form

Notre Dame boast a perfect 4-0 record as they prepare to face ranked opposition for the final time.

The Fighting Irish made hard work of their first two games to see their stock drop a little.

They needed an overtime field goal to beat Florida State 41-38, then need a late touchdown to edge Toledo 32-29.

A couple of fourth quarter TDs lifted them to a 27-13 win over Purdue a week later, and that was followed up by their best result to date.

The Fighting Irish scored 31 unanswered points and forced five takeaways as they beat Wisconsin 41-13.

QB Jack Coan has completed 77 of his 128 pass attempts for 96 yards, nine touchdowns and two picks.

RB Kyren Williams has notched up 399 yards from scrimmage as well as two rushing TDs and two receiving scores.

Michael Mayer (267 yards, three TDs) leads the team in receiving and is one of three players with over 200 yards and six players with over 100.

The defense has been great at forcing takeaways, racking up 12 to rank second in the nation.

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Cincinnati are clearly Notre Dame’s toughest test so far, but the Fighting Irish could spring an ‘upset’.

They managed it last week on the road. This week they can manage it at home.

Best Bet: Notre Dame Moneyline @105 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Under 50.5 Total Points @-111.11 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit


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