The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Navy Midshipmen are set to kick off their college football clash on Saturday 9/1, and I’m set to make my college football pick for the affair at Aviva Stadium. Kickoff is set for 9:00 a.m. ET, and I’ve got the perfect NCAA football pick for this outstanding clash.
#24 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0-0, 0-0 ATS) -15.5
Navy Midshipmen (0-0, 0-0 ATS) +15.5
Oh Notre Dame, how overrated you are right now! The Golden Domers have a great defense, but their offense just isn’t going to be there in this one, knowing that both Cierre Wood and Tommy Rees are going to be out of the fold. Michael Floyd isn’t here any longer to make this offense go, and though there are still some weapons on the outside, it will be up to Andrew Hendrix to get the ball to them, and we just don’t like those prospects.
Navy’s offense had a good year last year, averaging 29.7 points per game, but the team still faltered against some of the better defenses that it ran up against. The ‘under’ is 4-0 in Navy’s last four games overall, and the ‘under’ is also 19-7-1 in Notre Dame’s last 27 games played on grass. Sure, the ‘over’ is 5-2 over the course of the last seven when these teams have hooked up, but we just don’t buy it at this point. There is a reason that this ‘total’ has dropped from 58.5 all the way down to the 55 that it sits at now, and with somewhat blustery weather expected, that could slow down the Notre Dame offense even more. Simply put, these two teams aren’t getting into the 50s combined.
Notre Dame vs. Navy Tips: Under 55