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College Football Week 14 Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Stanford Cardinal

Jeff GrantContributor INovember 29, 2013

College Football Week 14 Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Stanford Cardinal

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    The Stanford Cardinal have won 12 of 13 home games against ranked opponents since 2009, which is important to consider when making your college football picks Saturday, as they prepare to host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Stanford Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cardinal are 14.5-point favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 49 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this non-conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won five of their last six games, including a 23-13 victory over the BYU Cougars as three-point home underdogs last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Fighting Irish are 4-5 straight up and against the spread as underdogs, with the UNDER cashing in five of those opportunities.

Stanford Cardinal

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    The Stanford Cardinal have won 17 of their last 20 games in the month of November, including a 63-13 blowout victory over the California Golden Bears as 31.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

    College football handicappers will find that the Cardinal have compiled a 30-2 straight-up record when outrushing their opponent under head coach David Shaw.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the OVER, as these two rivals have combined to average 760.5 yards of total offense in the last four meetings of this series.

    College Football Pick: Over 49

     

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