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Florida State vs Notre Dame Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 1

Florida State vs Notre Dame Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 1

by Becca CrilleySeptember 3, 2021
  • Florida States’ defense will not be able to stop Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame will get its first win streak against Florida State
  • Offense for Notre Dame will step up and look good

Here’s a brief Florida State vs Notre Dame prediction and betting analysis for the College Football Week 1. So far, there have been ten total meetings between these two teams. Each meeting is more interesting than the next.

Out of the ten meetings, the Florida State Seminoles are currently 6-4 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but have struggled to win the last two games. Last year’s meeting, Notre Dame dominated offensively and won 42-26.

Notre Dame’s offense in that game had 554 total yards and averaged 8.3 yards per play. They had 353 rushing yards and more than doubled Florida State’s number of just 153 yards. Notre Dame has not had a win streak against Florida State and is looking to win a 3rd straight game.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: Notre Dame: -7.5 (-105) Florida State: +7.5 (-115)
  • MoneyLine: Notre Dame: (-105) Florida State: (+240)
  • Total: 55.5 – Over: (-112) Under (-108)

*All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet. (or FanDuel/DraftKings)

Florida State vs Notre Dame Prediction: Spread

Notre Dame’s offense last season proved that they have what it takes to make another appearance in the college football playoffs. With the return of two key running backs, Kyren Williams and Chris Tyree, Notre Dame’s rushing game will be hard to stop.

Kyren Williams was the ACC offensive rookie of the year, running back of the week 5 times last season, and ACC rookie of the year for the 2020 season. In the game against Florida State last season Williams had 19 carries for 185 yards and two touchdowns. He also had two receptions for 11 yards for a total of 196 yards. His 185 yards was the 4th highest by any ACC player in a single game. His impact will be noticed in this upcoming matchup on Sunday for Notre Dame’s offense.

Free Prediction: Notre Dame (-7.5)

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Florida State vs Notre Dame Prediction: MoneyLine

The last time we saw these two teams play was last season. In that game, the offense for Notre Dame worked their skills and scored a total of 35 combined points in the first half of the game. In the first quarter, they had two touchdowns and 3 in the second quarter. Florida started the scoring early leading 17-14 after the first, but it was all Notre Dame after that.

Florida State’s defense has struggled the last two meetings against Notre Dame. Notre Dame is looking to be back in the college football playoffs, so they are looking to use their offense to start out the season with an early win.

Free Prediction: Notre Dame’s 2nd Quarter Moneyline

Florida State vs Notre Dame Prediction: Total

In the last two meetings between these two teams, there have been 55 or more points scored. In the 2020 match up both teams combined for 63 points. The total has it over in four of Florida State’s last six games versus Notre Dame.

Florida State has gone over six of their last eight games. They also have gone over five of the last seven-week one starts. Sunday’s game is being played in Florida for week one. Expect Florida State’s offense to score, but it will be Notre Dame’s offense to run the ball up and down the field. Once Notre Dame gets into a rhythm, it will be hard to stop their drives.

Free Prediction: Over 55.5

Prop Predictions

Notre Dame is going to start their season with an early win in Tallahassee. With their top running backs both being healthy and ready to go, Notre Dame has their eye on the prize. Last season they made it to the college football playoffs only to lose 31-14 to Alabama.

This season they want to make it back and finish what they started. The team finished 10-2 last season and 4th in the AP poll. They need to have another stellar season to have a chance at making it into the playoffs. With last year’s ACC offensive player of the year, they can achieve that.

Free Prediction: Notre Dame’s offense


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