The Notre Dame Fighting Irish checked in at No. 8 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings and with just two games to go, they continue to be the most under-discussed team when talking about the CFP picture. Teams currently ranked ahead of the Irish will start to knock each other out to potentially create an opening teams to move up. If Notre Dame takes care of business against a couple three-win teams like the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon and Stanford Cardinal next week, the Irish could be in a good spot when the final top four is revealed.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Georgia Tech: 76 overall, 60 offense, 81 defense
Notre Dame: 10 overall, 24 offense, 13 defense
OL Kenny Cooper - Questionable (undisclosed)
S Kyle Hamilton - Questionable (knee)
Against The Spread
Georgia Tech: 4-5 ATS
Notre Dame: 6-3 ATS
Georgia Tech: Over 4-4-1
Notre Dame: Over 5-4
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Georgia Tech: 32 overall, 42 offense, 22 defense
Notre Dame: 10 overall, 6 offense, 13 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Notre Dame -17
Moneyline: Notre Dame -850, Georgia Tech +575
Opening line: Notre Dame -17.5
Opening total: 58.5
Notre Dame -17
The strength of this Notre Dame team is on the defensive side of the ball, but the Irish have moved the ball with much more efficiency down the stretch. The Irish beat each of their last four opponents by double digits with an average margin of victory at 19.5 points. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech lost four games in a row, and the Yellow Jackets defense will be the worst unit on the field Saturday.
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