Cal vs Notre Dame Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 3 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Cal vs. Notre Dame prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
Cal vs. Notre Dame prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game. / AP Photo/Lachlan Cunningham

Cal vs Notre Dame Week 3 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
California Golden Bears (2-0) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0-2)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Notre Dame Stadium — Notre Dame, IN
Coverage: NBC, Peacock

Week 3 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the California Golden Bears and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Golden Bears continued their perfect season with a 20-14 victory against UNLV last week, led by running back Jaydn Ott recording 68 total yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns on 10 touches.

On the other hand, Notre Dame continued its disappointing start with a 26-21 loss to Marshall. Despite being favored by 20.5 points, the Fighting Irish couldn't get the job done. It certainly didn't help that quarterbacks Tyler Buchner and Drew Pyne combined for three interceptions to just one TD.

Cal vs Notre Dame Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CAL: (+400) | ND: (-550)
Spread: CAL: +13.5 (-114) | ND: -13.5 (-106)
Total: 41.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Notre Dame enters this contest as the favorite on the spread. This 2:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 41.5, which is among the lowest of this week's college football projected totals.

Cal vs Notre Dame Prediction & Pick

This week marks the first California-Notre Dame matchup since 1967. The two schools have met four times before, resulting in the Fighting Irish winning each tilt. Having said that, there are concerns if Notre Dame can win again after back-to-back disappointing performances to start the new season.

This is a make-or-break game for Notre Dame where I expect the team to turn things around. I think that Cal is good enough to keep things closer than the odds imply, however, the Fighting Irish will emerge on top.

Final Score Prediction: Notre Dame: 30 | Cal: 24

Cal vs Notre Dame Betting Trends

- California is 1-7 straight up in its last eight road games.
- Notre Dame is 8-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games.
- The total has hit the under in seven of California's last 10 games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Notre Dame's last five games as the favorite.

Cal vs Notre Dame Best Bet

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

Given Notre Dame's struggles this season, it's hard to trust the Fighting Irish to cover the 12.5-point spread. It also doesn't help that they're only 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games, which translates to 65%. Taking into account that California is 7-1 ATS in its last eight games as the underdog, I expect things to be closer than what oddsmakers project.

Bet: California +12.5 (-106)

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