OddsSharks previews this weekend's marquee matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Florida State Seminoles.

By OddsShark
October 15, 2014

The No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-1 SU and 4-0 ATS in their last four games as a betting underdog. The Fighting Irish will be the underdog on Saturday visiting the defending champion No. 2 Florida State Seminoles.

Florida State is currently an 11.5-point favorite for Saturday night according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Seminoles are a perfect 22-0 SU over their last 22 games, but have gone 1-6 ATS over their last seven games.

Notre Dame has surprised some college football fans and bettors with a strong 6-0 SU and 4-2 ATS start. The Fighting Irish engaged in an uncharacteristic shootout last Saturday against North Carolina, winning that game by a final score of 50-43. Notre Dame was averaging only 12 points per game against before the bizarre game last week. The win did showcase that the Fighting Irish can also win with their offense, which has averaged 34.5 points per game this season.

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The Fighting Irish visit the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium at 8:00pm ET on Saturday night.

The Florida State Seminoles are just 1-5 ATS so far this season, only succeeding in covering the spread in a 43-3 win over Wake Forest this season. The Seminoles are averaging 12.6 points per game less on offense and allowing 8.6 points per game more on defense than they did in 2013, but Florida State has still stayed among the nation's best teams with a perfect 6-0 SU record. Jameis Winston and the Seminoles have a chance to make a statement on Saturday against the Fighting Irish.

The UNDER is 6-3 over Florida State's last nine games and 5-1 in Notre Dame's last six games as a road underdog.

In addition to being a battle between two undefeated teams, Notre Dame at Florida State is interesting in that it is the biggest test that both of these teams have faced this season. The winner will emerge as a clear front-runner for a playoff spot while the loser will need to be perfect the rest of the way.

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