Without a doubt, the biggest game of the weekend in college football features the No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish playing the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles. The game a Doak Campbell Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 8:00 PM ET.
Notre Dame is 6-0 SU so far this season, and 1-0 SU on the road. They are 4-2 ATS, and two of their games have gone OVER the line, with four going UNDER the totals line. They are coming off of a 50-43 win over North Carolina, where they lost against the spread as 16 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 62 point line that was set by the sportsbooks.
Florida State is 6-0 SU overall this year, and 3-0 SU at home. They are 1-5 ATS, and three of their games have gone OVER the totals line, with the other three going UNDER. They are coming off of a 38-20 win over Syracuse, where they lost against the spread as 23 point road favorites. The total went OVER the 55 ½ point line that was set.
The Irish are 5-0 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 5-1 ATS in October. They are 5-2 ATS when playing on grass. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 9 games in October, and UNDER in 17 of their last 22 against ACC opponents. The total has gone UNDER in 27 of their last 39 on the road.
The Seminoles are 9-3 ATS on the road lately, and 1-6 ATS overall. They are 1-4 ATS when playing on grass, and 5-2 ATS against teams with a winning record. The total h as gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent home games, and OVER in 4 of their last 6 in October. The total has gone UNDER in 15 of their last 21 non-conference games.
These teams last met in December 2011, when Florida State won 18-14, and won against the spread as 3 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 46 ½ point line that was set. Before that, they had not met since 2003.
For Saturday night's game, only the point spread has been published so far. The Seminoles are listed as 11 ½ point home favorites. No over/under or moneyline betting odds have been released. Oddsmakers may be waiting for another Jameis Winston scandal to drop before setting lines.