Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs NC State Wolfpack 9-7-2023

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. NC State Wolfpack 9/9/23 NCAAF Week 2 Tips, Prediction, and Odds

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-0) vs. NC State Wolfpack (1-0)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. NC State Wolfpack 9/9/23The college football stage is set for another electrifying matchup as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-0) square off against the NC State Wolfpack (1-0) on September 9, 2023, at 12:00 PM ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC and held at the Carter-Finley Stadium.


Notre Dame’s offense has been on fire lately. Quarterback Sam Hartman is not the only one posting stellar numbers; the running back and wide receiver units are thriving as well. Running Back Audric Estime has already collected 211 rushing yards this season with an impressive 7.3 yards per carry and two touchdowns. This balanced attack is complimented by Jayden Thomas, the wide receiver who has caught 8 passes for 125 yards and one touchdown. Thomas’ 15.6 yards per reception indicate that he can make significant plays, serving as a dependable target for Hartman.


On the other end, the Wolfpack’s offensive stats have been modest. Quarterback Brennan Armstrong has completed 17 of his 26 passing attempts for 155 yards but hasn’t thrown a touchdown yet. Running back Jordan Houston has been fairly efficient, rushing 57 yards on 13 attempts, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. Kevin Concepcion, the team’s wide receiver, has caught 4 passes for 36 yards but has yet to find the end zone. For more insights, check out our free NCAA Football week 2 picks.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. NC State Wolfpack Game Info

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Carter-Finley Stadium
Stream: SofaScore

Sam Hartman QB vs. Brennan Armstrong QB

The quarterback matchup is quite contrasting. Notre Dame’s Sam Hartman boasts an 82.5% completion rate, 445 passing yards, and an astonishing 6 touchdowns. Furthermore, he has a remarkable passer rating of 225.4. Hartman’s stats scream efficiency and suggest that he is in prime form. Brennan Armstrong of NC State, although competent, has not showcased the same kind of prowess. With a 65.4% completion rate, 155 passing yards, and a passer rating of 115.5, Armstrong has room for improvement if he wants to match Hartman’s level.


Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -285, Total Odds: 55

The betting odds are strongly in favor of Notre Dame. The reasons are evident; Notre Dame has a more potent offense led by a highly efficient quarterback. My pick would be to go with Notre Dame on the Spread of -7.5 at -105. The Moneyline for Notre Dame is also attractive at -285, given their strong recent performances. As for the total, considering the high-scoring nature of Notre Dame’s recent games and the potential for NC State to contribute, the Over 51.5 at -110 is my pick


Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends

Notre Dame has been strong in betting trends. They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games, and the total has gone OVER in 8 of their last 9 games. Their 8-1 straight-up record in the last 9 games demonstrates their winning mentality. Additionally, they have been excellent on the road, with a 6-1 ATS in their last 7 away games. When facing teams in the Atlantic Coast conference, Notre Dame stands undefeated at 8-0 ATS. These trends give bettors every reason to trust Notre Dame.


NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends

NC State’s betting trends are less encouraging. They are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games, although they have a good straight-up record of 11-5 in their last 16 games. Impressively, they are 16-1 SU in their last 17 home games. This indicates that Carter-Finley Stadium has been a fortress for them, but their ATS records and other stats may not inspire much confidence.


Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. NC State Wolfpack 9/9/23 Betting Picks

After carefully analyzing all the available data, we would pick Notre Dame for the win. The Fighting Irish are not just strong on paper; they have backed it up with performances. NC State may have a commendable home record, but the momentum and form are strongly with Notre Dame. We predict a final score of Notre Dame 35, NC State 20. The game will cover the spread, justify the Moneyline, and go over the total points. For more insights, check out our free winning sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: Notre Dame Fighting Irish will win 35-20.


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