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BYU vs Notre Dame Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 6 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
BYU vs. Notre Dame prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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BYU vs Notre Dame Week 6 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 16 BYU Cougars (4-1) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-2)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Allegiant Stadium — Las Vegas, NV
Coverage: NBC, Peacock

Week 6 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between No. 16 BYU Cougars and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Cougars continue to play like one of the top teams in the nation, continuing their impressive start with a 38-26 win against Utah State last week.

Meanwhile, the Fighting Irish managed to climb back to .500 with a 45-32 victory over UNC. Quarterback Drew Pyne led the way with 289 passing yards and 3 touchdown passes, while running back Audric Estime carried the ball 17 times for 134 rushing yards and 2 TDs of his own.

BYU vs Notre Dame Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: BYU: (+146) | ND: (-178)
Spread: BYU: +3.5 (-108) | ND: -3.5 (-112)
Total: 50.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Notre Dame enters this contest as a slight favorite on the spread. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 50.5, which is low compared to the rest of this week's projected totals.

BYU vs Notre Dame Prediction & Pick

After some early struggles, it's looking like Notre Dame has found its mojo. While the sample size is small, the Fighting Irish have an opportunity to continue their newfound success against a BYU team that they've beaten in each of the last three head-to-head meetings.

Having said that, Notre Dame still has a lot to prove. The Tar Heels have one of the worst defenses in the nation, giving up over 450 total yards per game. BYU's defensive unit is better than that and can take more punishment without breaking. Still, I do like the Fighting Irish a bit more if last week's offense performance was a sign of things to come.

At the end of the day, this should be a back-and-forth battle. Notre Dame is 8-0 in its last eight games against fellow independent schools, though, which is another reason to like the Fighting Irish.

Final Score Prediction: Notre Dame: 28 | BYU: 25

BYU vs Notre Dame Betting Trends

- BYU is 8-2 straight up in its last 10 games played in October.
- Notre Dame is 9-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games.
- The total has hit the over in six of BYU's last seven games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Notre Dame's last nine games as the favorite.

BYU vs Notre Dame Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Even though I'm backing Notre Dame to win, I do expect this to be a close game. While taking the Fighting Irish on the spread is certainly playable, I do like the value that comes with backing Notre Dame to win by 1-to-10 points.

Bet: Notre Dame Winning Margin - 1 to 10 Points (+185)

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