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    Michael Mayer will lead the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0-2) into their game versus the California Golden Bears (2-0) at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday at 2:30 PM ET.

    The Fighting Irish are expected to win by double digits (currently -10.5) against the Golden Bears. The over/under for this game is 41 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Notre Dame vs. Cal

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: NBC
    • Location: South Bend, Indiana
    • Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium
    Fighting Irish vs Golden Bears Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Fighting Irish -10.5 -110 -113 41 -112 -110 -417 +305

    Notre Dame Betting Insights

    • Notre Dame went 9-4-0 ATS last season.
    • Notre Dame was favored by 10.5 points or more four times last season, and covered the spread in three of those contests.
    • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total seven times in Notre Dame games.

    Notre Dame Stats & Insights

    • Notre Dame scored 35.2 points per game last season, 12.9 more than Cal surrendered per outing (22.3).
    • Notre Dame was 9-2 against the spread and 11-0 overall last season when the team recorded over 22.3 points.
    • Last year Cal had a 7-4 record against the spread and a 5-6 record overall in games when it held opponents to less than 35.2 points.
    • Notre Dame averaged 59.6 more yards per game (426.2) than Cal gave up per outing (366.6) last year.
    • In games that Notre Dame piled up over 366.6 yards last season, the team was 7-2 against the spread and 9-0 overall.
    • Cal had a 5-3 record ATS and a 4-4 record overall when holding its opponents to fewer than 426.2 yards last year.
    • Last season, Notre Dame ran for just 7.2 more yards (143.8) than Cal allowed per contest (136.6).
    • Last season Notre Dame had a 7-0 ATS record and a 7-0 overall record in games the team rushed for more than 136.6 yards.
    • When Cal kept its opponents to less than 143.8 yards on the ground last year, it was 4-3 against the spread and 4-3 overall.
    • Last season Notre Dame had 16 turnovers, four fewer than Cal had takeaways (20).

    Notre Dame’s Best Players

    • Last season Jack Coan recorded 3,150 passing yards (242.3 per game), a 65.7% completion percentage, 25 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
    • Last year, Kyren Williams ran for 1,002 yards on 204 attempts (83.5 yards per game) and scored 14 times. Williams also collected 42 catches for 359 yards and three scores.
    • Tyler Buchner posted 336 rushing yards on 46 carries and three touchdowns last season.
    • In the previous season, Kevin Austin Jr. grabbed 48 passes (on 84 targets) for 888 yards (68.3 per game). He also found the end zone seven times.
    • Mayer produced last year, catching 71 passes for 840 yards and seven touchdowns. He collected 64.6 receiving yards per game.
    • Avery Davis hauled in 27 passes for 386 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 29.7 yards per game last year.
    • Isaiah Foskey’s hard work last season put together a stat line of 10.5 sacks, 6.0 TFL and 49 tackles.
    • JD Bertrand went to work last year, collecting 92 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and one sack.
    • Kyle Hamilton collected three interceptions while adding 29 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and three passes defended last year.

    Cal Betting Insights

    • Cal won seven games against the spread last season, failing to cover five times.
    • Cal won each of their two games last season when playing as at least 10.5-point underdogs.
    • A total of five of Cal games last year hit the over.

    Cal Stats & Insights

    • Cal racked up 23.8 points per game last season, 4.1 more than Notre Dame surrendered (19.7).
    • Cal was 6-1 against the spread and 5-2 overall in games when it scored over 19.7 points last season.
    • When Notre Dame allowed less than 23.8 points last season, it had a 7-0 record against the spread and a 7-0 record overall.
    • Cal collected 386.1 yards per game last year, 26.6 more yards than the 359.5 Notre Dame allowed per outing.
    • When Cal totaled over 359.5 yards last season, the team was 6-1 against the spread and 4-3 overall.
    • In games Notre Dame kept its opponents to less than 386.1 yards last year, it had a 7-1 record ATS and an 8-0 record overall.
    • Last season Cal averaged 164.5 yards per game on the ground, 28.6 more than Notre Dame allowed per outing (135.9).
    • When Cal rushed for over 135.9 yards last season it compiled a 5-2 ATS record and a 4-3 overall record.
    • When Notre Dame held its opponents to less than 164.5 yards on the ground last season, it was 7-2 against the spread and 8-1 overall.
    • Last season Cal had 10 turnovers, 15 fewer than Notre Dame had takeaways (25).

    Cal’s Best Players

    • Chase Garbers completed 64.2% of his passes to throw for 2,527 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. He also helped with his legs, accumulating four touchdowns while racking up 467 yards.
    • Damien Moore racked up six rushing touchdowns on 43.1 yards per game last season.
    • Last season Christopher Brooks rushed for 497 yards. He also scored four total touchdowns.
    • Trevon Clark averaged 54.8 yards on 2.8 receptions per game and compiled four receiving touchdowns in 2021.
    • Kekoa Crawford caught 40 passes last season on his way to 513 yards.
    • Jeremiah Hunter hauled in 21 passes on his way to 388 receiving yards and one touchdown a season ago.
    • Cameron Goode proved to be a strong defender last year, recording 7.0 sacks, 7.0 TFL and 40 tackles.
    • Daniel Scott was all over the field last season with 56 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and three interceptions.
    • Elijah Hicks racked up three interceptions in addition to 51 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and three passes defended a year ago.

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