The No. 10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish aim to continue a strong start to the 2023 season on Saturday. Notre Dame is 2-0 this season with lopsided wins over Navy and Tennessee State. The Fighting Irish will now travel to Raleigh to face the NC State Wolfpack in the program's biggest test to date. NC State is 1-0 with a road win over UConn, and the Wolfpack hold a 2-1 lead in the all-time series with Notre Dame.
For this noon ET kickoff, SportsLine consensus lists the Fighting Irish as 7-point favorites. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 49 in the latest Notre Dame vs. NC State odds. Before making any NC State vs. Notre Dame picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Notre Dame vs. NC State and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for NC State vs. Notre Dame:
- Notre Dame vs. NC State spread: Notre Dame -7
- Notre Dame vs. NC State over/under: 49 points
- Notre Dame vs. NC State money line: ND -296, NC State +234
- Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish are 9-6 against the spread since 2022
- NC State: The Wolfpack are 4-10 against the spread since 2022
- Notre Dame vs. NC State picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Notre Dame can cover
This game features a battle of transfer quarterbacks, and Notre Dame's offense is led by an impressive player in Sam Hartman. He completed more than 80% of his passes in the first two games at Notre Dame, and Hartman is averaging 11.2 yards per pass with 445 yards and six touchdowns in 2023. He is also the all-time leader at Wake Forest in passing yards and passing touchdowns, with more than 13,000 career yards and 116 touchdown passes. Hartman is the centerpiece of a group that has 98 points in two games, and Notre Dame has averaged almost 41 points per game during a nine-game winning streak over ACC opponents.
On the ground, leader rusher Audric Estime returns after a strong season in 2022 with 920 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has 211 yards and two scores so far in 2023, averaging more than seven yards per carry. Notre Dame also boasts a defense that has yielded only six points in two games, and opponents are averaging only 162.5 total yards and 55.0 passing yards per game against the Fighting Irish through two weeks. See which team to pick at SportsLine.
Why NC State can cover
The Wolfpack will be led by an intriguing transfer quarterback in Brennan Armstrong. He transferred from Virginia, where Armstrong is the all-time program leader in myriad categories, including passing yards, passing attempts, passing touchdowns, 200-yard games, 300-yard games and consecutive games with a passing touchdown. Armstrong accumulated more than 9,000 yards and 58 touchdowns through the air at Virginia, and he is also an interesting dual-threat option with 22 career rushing touchdowns. He produced a pair of rushing touchdowns in the season opening win over UConn, and the Wolfpack have also won 10 of the last 11 regular season non-conference games.
On defense, NC State held UConn to only 4.2 yards per pass and 14 points in the opener, and the Wolfpack led the ACC in allowing 19.4 points per game last season. NC State also led the conference in interceptions (17), with top-tier marks in total defense (325.7 yards allowed per game), touchdown passes allowed (14), completion rate allowed (57.7%), yards per carry allowed (3.5) and yards allowed per pass attempt (6.3) in 2022. See which team to pick at SportsLine.
How to make NC State vs. Notre Dame picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 46 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time. You can see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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