TOM STRYKER’S FREE FOOTBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH
#397 NOTRE DAME (+1) over Virginia Tech at 7:30 PM EST
Motivated by their 11-point home loss to the Bearcats, the Fighting Irish will travel to Blacksburg and get back on track with a solid performance over the Hokies. Virginia Tech enters this contest with a week of rest and off a less than impressive 21-10 home win over FCS foe Richmond and head coach Justin Fuente’s kids will be in for a long night here.
Since 2017, Notre Dame has played 27 teams from the ACC conference and beat 24 of them. The Irish’s lone losses were to Miami and Clemson (twice). Equally impressive, over the past four seasons, UND has participated in 17 games on the road or at a neutral site and inked a fabulous 15-2 SU and 11-6 ATS record including a golden 7-0 ATS in this run provided its opponent takes the field off a straight up win. Finally, when priced as an underdog or a favorite of -7 or less, head coach Brian Kelly’s kids have posted a sensational 8-2 SU and 9-1 ATS record provided they take the field off a blowout loss of 10 points or more.
This is a horrible wagering spot for the home team. For starters, when tackling an opponent that arrives off a SU and ATS loss, Virginia Tech sports a disturbing 16-31 ATS mark provided its opponent slipped by 10 points or more last. In addition, when stepping up in class and competing against an opponent that holds a team won/loss percentage of .751 or better, the Hokies carry a soft 5-8 SU and ATS mark in their last 13 games. Also, when taking the field off a straight up win, the Hokies own a stiff 13-21 ATS record provided their opponent checks in off a straight up loss.
Sloppy play cost the Irish in their loss to the Bearcats last Saturday. Coach Kelly is one of the best in college football and he will clean up the mistakes and have his kids well prepared for this battle. Take Notre Dame. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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