The No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0-0) and the Florida State Seminoles (0-0) hit the field in college football action at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles (moneyline odds to win) will play host to the Fighting Irish ( ) on September 5, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET on ABC. The over/under for the game is set at points.
Before making a bet on this game, take a look at this article where we surface the best available odds and break down everything you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, stats, trends and more.
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 24, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Notre Dame Vs. Florida State Betting Odds
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Notre Dame Offense Vs. Florida State Defense (2020)
|Notre Dame Offense||Stats (Rank)||Florida State Defense|
|33.4 (30)||Points/Gm||36.0 (105)|
|448.4 (27)||Yards/Gm||456.3 (107)|
|237.3 (58)||Pass Yards/Gm||257.1 (98)|
|211.1 (24)||Rush Yards/Gm||199.2 (97)|
|7.9 (41)||Yards/Pass||8.1 (100)|
|5.0 (28)||Yards/Rush||5.1 (102)|
|48.8% (10)||3rd Down %||44.9% (98)|
|11 (44)||Turnovers||14 (49)|
|25 (97)||Sacks||10 (104)|
Florida State Offense Vs. Notre Dame Defense (2020)
|Florida State Offense||Stats (Rank)||Notre Dame Defense|
|25.8 (85)||Points/Gm||19.7 (14)|
|396.7 (62)||Yards/Gm||343.4 (25)|
|196.8 (98)||Pass Yards/Gm||230.6 (61)|
|199.9 (31)||Rush Yards/Gm||112.8 (15)|
|6.1 (107)||Yards/Pass||7.1 (47)|
|5.1 (22)||Yards/Rush||3.8 (33)|
|35.6% (101)||3rd Down %||31.2% (11)|
|17 (102)||Turnovers||14 (49)|
|29 (112)||Sacks||31 (14)|
When Notre Dame Has The Ball
- The Fighting Irish converted 48.8% of their third downs last season (10th in college football), while the Seminoles’ defense was 98th in that category (44.9%)
- Florida State’s defense ranked 107th in yards conceded per game last year (456.3), while Notre Dame’s offense was 27th in college football at 448.4 yards per game.
- The Fighting Irish had the 30th-ranked offense in the FBS last season, averaging 33.4 points per game. The Seminoles’ defense was 105th, giving up 36.0 points per contest.
- Florida State gave up 5.1 yards per rushing attempt last season (102nd in the FBS). Notre Dame was 28th in rushing a season ago, averaging 5.0 per carry.
When Florida State Has The Ball
- The Seminoles gave up 29 sacks last year (16th-most in college football), and the Fighting Irish’s defense had the 14th-most with 31.
- Florida State was successful on 35.6% of its third-down plays last season (101st in college football). Notre Dame’s defense gave up third-down conversions at a 31.2% clip (11th).
- The Fighting Irish had the 14th-ranked scoring defense last season (19.7 points per game). The Seminoles’ 85th-ranked scoring offense averaged 25.8 points per game.
- Florida State averaged 6.1 yards per pass attempt last season (107th in the FBS) compared to the 7.1 per pass Notre Dame gave up (47th in college football).
Notre Dame Betting Trends And Insights
- Notre Dame compiled a 6-5-0 record against the spread last season.
- When playing as at least 8-point favorites last season, the Fighting Irish had an ATS record of 3-4.
- Notre Dame and its opponents combined to go over the point total six out of 11 times last season.
- In four games last season, Notre Dame and its opponents went over 56 combined points.
- The Fighting Irish won all seven of the games they were favored on the moneyline last season.
Florida State Betting Trends And Insights
- Florida State won three games against the spread last season, while failing to cover six times.
- The Seminoles covered the spread twice last year (2-2 ATS) when playing as at least 8-point underdogs.
- Florida State’s games hit the over six out of nine times last year.
- In four of 11 games last season, Notre Dame and its opponents went over 56 points.
- Last season, the Seminoles were the underdog six times and won one of those games.
Notre Dame Players To Watch
- Ian Book recorded 2,829 passing yards (235.8 yards per game) with a 64.6% completion percentage last year (228-of-353), while throwing 15 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also added 485 rushing yards on 116 carries with nine touchdowns, averaging 40.4 yards per game.
- A season ago, Kyren Williams racked up 1,125 rushing yards (93.8 yards per game) and scored 13 touchdowns. He added 35 catches for 313 yards (26.1 receiving yards per game) with one receiving touchdown.
- Last season Chris Tyree ran for 496 yards on 73 carries (41.3 ypg), with four rushing touchdowns.
- Javon McKinley hauled in 42 passes for 717 yards last season while scoring three touchdowns. He averaged 65.2 yards per game.
- Michael Mayer also added 450 yards on 42 catches and two touchdowns. He averaged 37.5 receiving yards per game last year.
- Bennett Skowronek caught 29 passes for 439 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 48.8 yards per game last season.
Florida State Players To Watch
- Jordan Travis threw for 1,056 yards while completing 55% of his passes (72-of-131), with six touchdowns and six interceptions last year (132.0 yards per game). He also carried the ball 97 times for 559 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 69.9 yards per game.
- Last season Jashaun Corbin ran for 401 yards on 81 carries (44.6 ypg), with five rushing touchdowns.
- Last season Ontaria Wilson grabbed 31 passes for 391 yards (43.4 yards per game) with two touchdowns.
- Tamorrion Terry’s stat line last year showed 23 grabs for 289 yards and one touchdown. He averaged 48.2 receiving yards per game.
- Camren McDonald racked up 263 yards on 23 catches with two touchdowns in 2020, averaging 32.9 yards per game .
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