Upcoming Free Picks

Navy vs. Notre Dame,
11-18-2017 - Prediction & Preview

This is a past game! View all upcoming NCAAF games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#395 Navy
Midshipmen
#396 Notre Dame
Fighting Irish

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3:40pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Navy Midshipmen

6 - 3

5-3
ATS
4-5
O/U
33
PPG
30
OPPG

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

8 - 2

7-3
ATS
6-4
O/U
37
PPG
20
OPPG

Betting Trends

All NCAAF

No betting trends available for this game. Click here to see all available for NCAAF.

Navy Midshipmen (6-3 SU, 4-3-2 ATS, 4-5 O/U) at No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-2 SU, 7-3 ATS, 6-4 O/U)

Navy broke a three-game losing streak with a thrilling 43-40 home win over SMU. They’ll take a break from conference play to face a Notre Dame squad coming off getting smashed at Miami-Florida, 41-8. So much for title hopes for the Fighting Irish, though you never know with so many top 10 teams losing two games or more. Notre Dame should be thinking about Navy and their 28-27 loss to the Mids last season from EverBank Field in Jacksonville. This game will be played in South Bend at Notre Dame Stadium.

Whio will quarterback Navy this week?

Junior Zach Abey had a pretty good season running the option offense at Navy, passing for 717 yards with six TDs and six picks. He also had 1,202 rushing yards with 13 TDs but struggled through injuries and fumbling problems. Instead of turning to backup quarterback Garret Lewis against SMU, head coach Ken Niumatalolo decided to try slotback Malcolm Perry instead. All the speedster did was rush for 282 yards and four touchdowns, which was the third-highest rushing yardage in school history. Navy had to go to Lewis late in the game when SMU came back from 34-11 to tie the game at 40-40 with 3:32 left. Perry injured his ankle and Lewis drove the team down the field late in the game, thanks to two long runs from fullback Anthony Gargiulo, who finished with a career-high 145 yards and a TD.

Lewis could have scored on a late TD run but decided to take a knee at the SMU one. Instead, the Mids went for the field goal from J.R. Osborn for 18 yards as time expired. That was probably a wise thing considering their pass defense allowed 261 yards and gave up two last passing touchdowns from Ben Hicks in the second half. On the season, Navy ranks first in the nation in rushing yards per game (369.9ypg) and 128th in passing yards (98.7ypg). They rank 90th against the pass (244.3ypc) and that’s been a problem all season.

Irish struggle to compete against Hurricanes

This was the big game of the day and the only team that showed up was Miami-Florida. The Hurricanes jumped out to a 27-0 lead at the half punctuated by a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown by Trajan Bandy. Notre Dame finally scored a touchdown with 12 seconds left in the third quarter on a 14-yard pass from Brandon Wimbush to Alize Mack. After they converted the 2-point conversion, the ‘Canes lead was 34-8. It was lights out by then and so was the Notre Dame playoff hopes.

It’s tough to win when you produce 261 yards of offense and just 109 on the ground on 36 carries. They also turned it over four times, including two picks from Wimbush, who completed 10 of 21 passes for 119 yards. Defensively, they weren’t bad, but Miami did what they wanted in the first half and held on in the second half. Miami threw for just 137 yards, but they ran for 237 yards. It was a rough night for Wimbush, who is having a strong season, with 1,405 yards passing with 12 TDs and four picks but is completing just 51.1 percent of his passes. But he’s a threat to run with 663 yards and 13 TDs. Josh Adams leads the Irish with 1,231 yards rushing. On the season, Notre Dame is averaging 471.7 yards per game on offense and 303.2 rushing yards (4th) per game. They allow 375.4 yards per game and just 140.9 rushing yards (38th).

NCAAF Trends:

Navy is:

  • 5-2-1 ATS last 8 road games.
  • 23-11-2 ATS last 36 after a SU win.

Notre Dame is:

  • 0-4 ATS last 4 in November.
  • 2-10 ATS vs. Navy at home last 12.

Navy is a tough team to defend and they have three options at quarterback. Even if Perry can’t go, they’ll go back to Abey or even Lewis. They can run the ball on anybody and even though the defense is suspect, that’s a lot of points to lay if you are picking ND. I’ll take Navy.

Pick: Navy

Both of these teams can put up points. Navy can defend the run some but they are bad against the pass. Most teams usually struggle against the option because they may see it just once or twice all year. That being said, there should be a lot of points in this one. Navy is 6-2 Over last 8 on the road in this series and 16-5 Over last 21 in November.

Over

4

Benjamin Hayes

Ben has been a sports writer for over 30 years, dabbling in college and pro basketball, college and pro football, baseball, college lacrosse, minor league baseball and even college gymnastics. He's also been involved in the gaming industry for over 25 years and has been looking to beat the books since he was 13!

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Bank the Bet Podcast
Tuesday, Sep 25
MLB
#979 Kansas City Royals
#980 Cincinnati Reds
6:40pm
View Pick
#951 Miami Marlins 7.5
#952 Washington Nationals -330
7:05pm
View Pick
#965 Houston Astros
#966 Toronto Blue Jays
7:05pm
View Pick
#953 Atlanta Braves 7
#954 New York Mets -150
7:10pm
View Pick
#967 Baltimore Orioles
#968 Boston Red Sox
7:10pm
View Pick
#969 New York Yankees
#970 Tampa Bay Rays
7:10pm
View Pick
#955 Pittsburgh Pirates
#956 Chicago Cubs
8:05pm
View Pick
#971 Detroit Tigers
#972 Minnesota Twins
8:10pm
View Pick
#973 Cleveland Indians
#974 Chicago White Sox
8:10pm
View Pick
#957 Milwaukee Brewers
#958 St. Louis Cardinals
8:15pm
View Pick
#959 Philadelphia Phillies
#960 Colorado Rockies
8:40pm
View Pick
#961 Los Angeles Dodgers
#962 Arizona Diamondbacks
9:40pm
View Pick
#975 Texas Rangers
#976 Los Angeles Angels
10:05pm
View Pick
#977 Oakland Athletics
#978 Seattle Mariners
10:10pm
View Pick
#963 San Diego Padres
#964 San Francisco Giants
10:15pm
View Pick
Thursday, Sep 27
NFL
#101 Minnesota Vikings 47.5
#102 Los Angeles Rams -6.5
8:20pm
View Pick
NCAAF
#103 North Carolina
#104 Miami - FL
8:00pm
View Pick
Friday, Sep 28
NCAAF
#105 Memphis
#106 Tulane
8:00pm
View Pick
#107 UCLA
#108 Colorado
9:00pm
View Pick
Saturday, Sep 29
NCAAF
#109 Army
#110 Buffalo
12:00pm
View Pick
#113 Central Michigan
#114 Michigan State
12:00pm
View Pick
#123 Bowling Green
#124 Georgia Tech
12:00pm
View Pick
#127 Temple
#128 Boston College
12:00pm
View Pick
#129 Syracuse
#130 Clemson
12:00pm
View Pick
#145 Indiana
#146 Rutgers
12:00pm
View Pick
#173 UL Lafayette
#174 Alabama
12:00pm
View Pick
#183 West Virginia
#184 Texas Tech
12:00pm
View Pick
#189 Oklahoma State
#190 Kansas
12:00pm
View Pick
#211 Arkansas
#212 Texas A&M
12:00pm
View Pick
#143 Virginia
#144 NC State
12:20pm
View Pick
#135 UL Monroe
#136 Georgia State
2:00pm
View Pick
#137 UMass
#138 Ohio U
2:00pm
View Pick
#117 Kent State
#118 Ball State
3:00pm
View Pick
#111 Cincinnati
#112 UConn
3:30pm
View Pick
#119 Rice
#120 Wake Forest
3:30pm
View Pick
#121 ODU
#122 East Carolina
3:30pm
View Pick
#131 South Alabama
#132 Appalachian State
3:30pm
View Pick
#139 Pittsburgh
#140 UCF
3:30pm
View Pick
#157 Western Michigan
#158 Miami - OH
3:30pm
View Pick
#159 Florida State
#160 Louisville
3:30pm
View Pick
#165 Tennessee
#166 Georgia
3:30pm
View Pick
#175 Baylor
#176 Oklahoma
3:30pm
View Pick
#179 Purdue
#180 Nebraska
3:30pm
View Pick
#181 Texas
#182 Kansas State
3:30pm
View Pick
#197 Coastal Carolina
#198 Troy
3:30pm
View Pick
#147 Nevada
#148 Air Force
4:00pm
View Pick
#169 Southern Miss
#170 Auburn
4:00pm
View Pick
#209 Michigan
#210 Northwestern
4:30pm
View Pick
#115 Northern Illinois
#116 Eastern Michigan
6:00pm
View Pick
#149 Utah
#150 Washington State
6:00pm
View Pick
#163 Arkansas State
#164 Georgia Southern
6:00pm
View Pick
#167 Liberty
#168 New Mexico
6:00pm
View Pick
#193 Florida
#194 Mississippi St
6:00pm
View Pick
#199 FAU
#200 Middle Tennessee State
7:00pm
View Pick
#205 Hawaii
#206 San Jose State
7:00pm
View Pick
#203 Boise State
#204 Wyoming
7:00pm
View Pick
#187 Charlotte
#188 UAB
7:00pm
View Pick
#177 UTEP
#178 UTSA
7:00pm
View Pick
#171 Iowa State
#172 TCU
7:00pm
View Pick
#133 Virginia Tech
#134 Duke
7:00pm
View Pick
#141 South Carolina
#142 Kentucky
7:30pm
View Pick
#161 Ohio State
#162 Penn State
7:30pm
View Pick
#185 Louisiana Tech
#186 North Texas
7:30pm
View Pick
#191 Marshall
#192 Western Kentucky
7:30pm
View Pick
#207 Stanford
#208 Notre Dame
7:30pm
View Pick
#153 BYU
#154 Washington
8:30pm
View Pick
#195 Ole Miss
#196 LSU
9:00pm
View Pick
#151 Oregon State
#152 Arizona State
10:00pm
View Pick
#155 Toledo
#156 Fresno State
10:30pm
View Pick
#201 USC
#202 Arizona
10:30pm
View Pick
#213 Oregon
#214 California
10:30pm
View Pick
Sunday, Sep 30
NFL
#251 Miami Dolphins 48
#252 New England Patriots -7
1:00pm
View Pick
#253 Houston Texans 47
#254 Indianapolis Colts -1.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#257 Buffalo Bills 44
#258 Green Bay Packers -10
1:00pm
View Pick
#265 Philadelphia Eagles
#266 Tennessee Titans
1:00pm
View Pick