Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Wolverines 9/7/13 - Free College Football Picks, Odds, & Predictions
CFB: 8:00 PM EST September 7, 2013 TV: ESPN
If you live in the Michiana region, love college football rivalries or just happen to be captive to the NBC broadcasting machine on Saturdays then this is the game of the week for you. The Notre Dame and Michigan game is always on the bar and entertainment calendars around South Bend. Given the success and controversy the team found last season, it is no wonder that eyes are on the Catholic university.
Between Manti T'eo's girlfriend, Everett Golson's issues with cheating and Brian Kelly flirting with the NFL, this team sure had plenty of off the field excitement to deal with. No it is time to see if last season was a fluke in the face of a weak schedule. Now that the coach has been locked down for a while the cameras can get back to X's and O's.
Tommy Rees was back under center for their trouncing of Temple in this season's opening game. Irish defensive line was once again dominating, if Notre Dame is going to win this year it will once again be the defensive side that leads them.
Michigan is going to out for blood on their home turf. Do not expect them to let up, particularly once the crowd starts rocking in the stands. QB Devin Gardner looked good in opener as he led Michigan to 59-9 as the Wolverines offense was hitting on all cylainers.
Recent Betting Trends:
Notre Dame is 2-4 ATS in last 6 games overall
Under is 8-2 in last 10 Irsish games
Michigan is 4-1 ATS in last 5 home games head to head
Over is 5-1 in last 6 Wolverines games
Free Betting Pick: Michigan -3.5
The Wolverines looked amazing against Central Michigan but not sure it will be as easy against very good Notre Dame defense. Problem for Notre Dame will be turnovers as QB Tommy Reese reverts back to his turnover prone career. The Big House will be dancing by half as Michiagn rolls the over rated Irish, final score prediction, Michigan Wolverines win 27-13.