The Michigan State Spartans and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are going to be clashing on the gridiron on Saturday, September 21st as a part of Week 4 college football odds. Join us at Cappers Info as we highlight some of the best NCAA football picks that you’ll find on the internet!
College Football Picks This Week: Michigan State Spartans @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, September 21st, 3:30 ET
Location: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
Week 4 Betting Odds: Notre Dame -6 (42.5)
Michigan State vs. Notre Dame Live TV: NBC
Year after year, the Fighting Irish and some of the best and brightest from the Big Ten square off with one another, and it hasn’t gotten much more wild than the series against the Spartans. Who could forget the game three years ago when Head Coach Mark Dantonio called for a fake field goal to win the game in overtime in a play that came to be known as the “Little Giants?” Actually, since that point, the Golden Domers are 3-0 ATS in this series, and they have won both of the games since that meeting in East Lansing SU as well. This year though, the story really could end up flipping, and most of you probably don’t even remotely see it coming.
It’s easy to get jaded by the fact that the Spartans are terrible offensively. And yes, we aren’t going to make any bones about it. This is an awful offensive team, and QB Andrew Maxwell has probably set this program back at least a few years. However, this defense for MSU is legit, as there are a number of NFL caliber players that are out there and are being helped out by a schedule that doesn’t feature a lot of great offensive teams. Sure, Notre Dame had a good offense last season, but it was an offense predicated on throwing the ball with QB Everett Golson by getting him out into some space. That space isn’t there anymore with QB Tommy Rees, and he really could be under the gun in this one. If that’s the case, the Fighting Irish could be in a lot of trouble. This might not be the prettiest game in the world, but it is going to be a game that could really be problematic for last year’s national runners up. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Michigan State can come on the road and win this one SU.
Michigan State vs. Notre Dame Pick: Michigan State Spartans +6
Michigan State @ Notre Dame Score Prediction: Michigan State 17 – Notre Dame 9