Notre Dame vs. Syracuse Prediction, Odds, Spread: 2022 Week 9 College Football Picks, Proven Model Betting

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will try to avoid losing their fourth game of the season for the first time in six years when they take on the #16 Syracuse Orange on Saturday at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. In the first season under coach Marcus Freeman, the Irish ( 4-3) has won four of its last five games after losing its first two to start the season. The last time Notre Dame lost four games in a season was in 2016, when the Irish went 4-8 under Brian Kelly. Meanwhile, the Orange (6-1) are off to their best start since 1995, when they went 9-3.

Kickoff is noon ET. The Orange are 1.5-point favorites in the latest Syracuse vs. Notre Dame odds from the Caesars sports exchange, while the over/under for total points scored is 47.5. Before making any Notre Dame vs. Syracuse picks, be sure to check out SportsLine’s proven college football predictions and betting tips.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Notre Dame vs. Syracuse and has just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model selection. Now, here are some college football odds and trends for Syracuse vs. Notre Dame:

  • Notre Dame vs. Syracuse: Orange -1.5
  • Notre Dame vs. Syracuse Over/Under: 47.5 points
  • Notre Dame vs. Syracuse money line: Orange -120, Fighting Irish +100
  • SYR: The Orange are sixth in the nation in scoring defense (15.1 ppg).
  • ND: Isaiah Foskey is 17th in the nation in sacks per game (0.86).
  • Notre Dame vs. Syracuse: See SportsLine’s picks

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Why Syracuse can cover

Syracuse has been excellent at home this season. The Orange are a perfect 5-for-5 in the JMA Wireless Dome this year, averaging 34-13. In the last home game, Syracuse beat No. 15 NC State 24-9. A win Saturday would tie the most home wins in a season since the Dome opened in 1980, tying 2018 (6-0), ’01 (6-0), ’88 (6-0) and ’87 ( 6-0) ).

Additionally, the Orange are playing defense at a level the team hasn’t reached in decades. Opponents are averaging just 15.1 points per game, which would be the fewest points allowed by a Syracuse defense since allowing just 13.9 in 1987.

Why Notre Dame can cover

Notre Dame’s defense has a pass-rushing playmaker in Isaiah Foskey. A 6-foot-5, 265-pound senior from Antioch, Calif., Foskey ranks fourth in program history in career sacks (21½), just three behind leader Justin Tuck. Foskey is having his best game of the season with three sacks against UNLV.

Also, Saturday’s game will pit one of the least penalized teams in the country against one of the most. Notre Dame has committed just 30 penalties this season (sixth in the nation) and is averaging just 38.1 penalty yards per game (12th). Meanwhile, the Orange have drawn 67 flags (127th) and averaged 72.9 penalty yards per game (119th).

How to pick Syracuse vs Notre Dame

SportsLine’s model relies on the total, predicting the teams to combine for 45 points. The model also says that one side of the spread is hit in more than 50% of the simulations. You can get model selection only at SportsLine.

So who wins Notre Dame vs. Syracuse? And which side of the spread is hit in more than 50% of the simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you should jump on, everyone from the model that crushed your college football picks, and find out.

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