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    One of the best quarterbacks in college football will be featured when Sam Hartman and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-0) host the Central Michigan Chippewas (1-1) on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

    The Fighting Irish are expected to come out on top by at least two TDs (currently -34) versus the Chippewas. The over/under for this matchup is 55 points.

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    Game Info for Notre Dame vs. Central Michigan

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Peacock
    • Location: South Bend, Indiana
    • Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium
    Notre Dame vs Central Michigan Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Notre Dame -34 -110 -110 55 -110 -110 N/A N/A

    Notre Dame Pick Insights

    • Notre Dame has covered each spread it has faced this season (3-0-0).
    • Notre Dame is 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 34-point favorites.
    • Notre Dame has hit the over in two of three games with a set total (66.7%).

    Notre Dame Stats & Insights

    • Notre Dame racked up 3.6 more points per game (31.8) than Central Michigan surrendered (28.2) last year.
    • Notre Dame was 4-2 against the spread and 6-0 overall last season when the team put up over 28.2 points.
    • Notre Dame collected 20.9 more yards per game (396.2) than Central Michigan gave up per contest (375.3) last year.
    • Notre Dame was 3-2 against the spread and 4-1 overall when the team totaled over 375.3 yards last season.
    • Last season Notre Dame racked up 189 rushing yards per game, 38.2 more than Central Michigan allowed per contest (150.8).
    • When Notre Dame rushed for more than 150.8 yards last season, it had a 5-1 ATS record and a 6-0 overall record.
    • Notre Dame turned the ball over 18 times last year, nine more turnovers than Central Michigan forced (9).

    Notre Dame’s Best Players

    • Last season Drew Pyne put up 2,021 passing yards (155.5 per game), a 64.6% completion percentage, 22 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
    • Last year, Audric Estime ran for 920 yards on 156 carries (70.8 yards per game) and scored 11 times.
    • Logan Diggs ran for 821 yards on 165 carries (63.2 yards per game), with four rushing touchdowns last year. He also made his name known on the passing side with 10 receptions for 211 yards (16.2 per game) and two TDs.
    • Michael Mayer reeled in 67 catches for 809 yards (62.2 per game) while being targeted 103 times. He also scored nine touchdowns.
    • Jayden Thomas amassed 362 yards on 25 grabs with three touchdowns. He was targeted 40 times, and averaged 27.8 receiving yards per game.
    • Lorenzo Styles Jr. hauled in 30 passes on 51 targets for 340 yards and one touchdown, averaging 26.2 receiving yards per game.
    • Isaiah Foskey’s hard work last season produced a stat line of 10.5 sacks, 10 TFL and 42 tackles.
    • JD Bertrand went to work last year, collecting 77 tackles, four TFL, and two sacks.
    • Last season Benjamin Morrison had a huge stat line of six interceptions, 29 tackles, one TFL, and six passes defended.

    Central Michigan Betting Insights

    • Central Michigan is winless against the spread so far this year (0-2-0).
    • One of Central Michigan’s two games with a set total has hit the over (50%).

    Central Michigan Pick Insights

    • Central Michigan scored 24.8 points per game last season, comparable to the 23 Notre Dame allowed.
    • Central Michigan was 3-2 against the spread and 4-2 overall in games when it scored over 23 points last year.
    • Central Michigan collected 36.9 more yards per game (366.4) than Notre Dame gave up per contest (329.5) last year.
    • Central Michigan was 4-3 against the spread and 4-4 overall when the team picked up over 329.5 yards last season.
    • Last year Central Michigan rushed for 27.7 more yards per game (159.2) than Notre Dame allowed per contest (131.5).
    • Last year Central Michigan had a 2-3 ATS record and a 4-2 overall record in games the team rushed for over 131.5 yards.
    • Central Michigan turned the ball over 13 more times (28 total) than Notre Dame forced turnovers (15) last year.

    Central Michigan’s Best Players

    • Daniel Richardson threw for 1,978 yards and 15 touchdowns last season.
    • Lew Nichols averaged 50.1 rushing yards per game and scored six rushing touchdowns.
    • Last season Bert Emanuel Jr. rushed for 496 yards. He also scored seven total touchdowns.
    • Carlos Carriere was targeted 6.8 times per game and collected 520 receiving yards and two touchdowns over the course of 2022.
    • Joel Wilson caught 44 passes last season on his way to 445 yards and six receiving touchdowns.
    • Jalen McGaughy averaged 27.8 receiving yards per game on 3.6 targets per game a season ago.
    • Last year Thomas Incoom racked up 10.5 sacks, 11 TFL and 31 tackles.
    • Trey Jones was a force on the field last season with 39 tackles, four TFL, and two interceptions.
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