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    A pair of the best offensive players in college football will be featured when Audric Estime and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1) visit Jamari Thrash and the Louisville Cardinals (5-0) on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

    The Fighting Irish are the favorites (-6.5) in their game versus the Cardinals, with the over/under at 53.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Fighting Irish are -252 and the Cardinals are +205.)

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    Game Info for Notre Dame vs. Louisville

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ABC
    • Location: Louisville, Kentucky
    • Stadium: L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium
    Notre Dame vs Louisville Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Notre Dame -6.5 -111 -109 53.5 -110 -110 -252 +205

    Notre Dame Pick Insights

    • Notre Dame has posted a 4-1-1 record against the spread this season.
    • In games this season as favorites of at least 6.5 points, Notre Dame has a 3-1 record against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Notre Dame’s six games with a set total.

    Notre Dame Stats & Insights

    • Notre Dame has been making things happen on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 25th-best in total offense (461.2 yards per game) and 11th-best in total defense (271 yards allowed per game).
    • Notre Dame has been thriving on both offense and defense, ranking 24th-best in scoring offense (36.5 points per game) and 14th-best in scoring defense (13 points allowed per game).
    • Notre Dame ranks 44th in passing yards this season (269 per game), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking fourth-best in the FBS with 146.8 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Offensively, Notre Dame ranks 34th in the FBS with 192.2 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 53rd in rushing yards allowed per contest (124.2).
    • Offensively, Notre Dame ranks 29th in the FBS with a 46.4% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 63rd in third-down conversion rate allowed (124.2).
    • With seven forced turnovers (54th in the FBS) against two turnovers committed (third in the FBS), Notre Dame’s +5 turnover margin is the 12th-best in college football.

    Notre Dame’s Best Players

    • Sam Hartman has 1,458 yards passing for Notre Dame, completing 66.2% of his passes and throwing 14 touchdowns this season.
    • Estime has carried the ball 95 times for a team-high 672 yards on the ground and has found the end zone seven times as a runner.
    • This season, Jeremiyah Love has carried the ball 31 times for 220 yards (36.7 per game) and one touchdown.
    • Mitchell Evans has hauled in 18 receptions for 272 yards (45.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. .
    • Chris Tyree has caught 11 passes for 269 yards (44.8 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Jayden Thomas has a total of 195 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 13 passes and scoring one touchdown.
    • Jordan Botelho leads the team with two sacks, and also has two TFL and 16 tackles.
    • Howard Cross III, Notre Dame’s top tackler, has 33 tackles, one TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Xavier Watts has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 26 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

    Louisville Betting Insights

    • Louisville is 2-2-1 against the spread this season.
    • Out of Louisville’s five games with a set total, two have hit the over (40%).

    Louisville Pick Insights

    • Louisville’s defense ranks 37th in the FBS with 327.8 total yards surrendered per game, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 10th-best by putting up 494.8 total yards per contest.
    • Louisville has been top-25 on both sides of the ball this season, as it ranks 20th-best in points per game (37) and 23rd-best in points surrendered per game (17.2).
    • Louisville’s pass offense has been dominant, putting up 301 passing yards per contest (16th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 56th by surrendering 218.2 passing yards per game.
    • In terms of rushing, Louisville ranks 31st in the FBS on offense (193.8 rushing yards per game) and 33rd on defense (109.6 rushing yards allowed per contest).
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Louisville ranks 64th in the FBS (41% third-down conversion rate) and 31st on defense (33.3% third-down rate allowed).
    • Louisville has compiled nine forced turnovers (24th in the FBS) and committed seven turnovers (67th in the FBS) this season for a +2 turnover margin that ranks 35th in the FBS.

    Louisville’s Best Players

    • Jack Plummer leads Louisville with 1,406 yards on 86-of-132 passing with 11 touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 79 rushing yards (15.8 ypg) on 36 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
    • Jawhar Jordan has carried the ball 66 times for 510 yards, with six touchdowns. He’s also tacked on seven catches for 159 yards and one touchdown.
    • Isaac Guerendo has compiled 142 yards on 31 carries with one touchdown, while also catching nine passes for 102 yards.
    • Thrash has hauled in 444 receiving yards on 22 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring five touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Ahmari Huggins-Bruce has caught 13 passes and compiled 191 receiving yards (38.2 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Chris Bell’s 10 targets have resulted in seven receptions for 175 yards and one touchdown.
    • Ashton Gillotte has four sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 13 tackles.
    • TJ Quinn is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s amassed 27 tackles.
    • Cam’Ron Kelly has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 12 tackles and two passes defended to his name.

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