Free NCAA Football Picks Against The Spread - Stanford vs Notre Dame - Week 7

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Friday, October 14, 2016 3:47 PM GMT

After an out of the ordinary last week, The Fighting Irish are out looking for someone to take out their frustrations on. Stanford is next for the Irish and Troy West provides his College Football Pick.

 

Two high profile programs in unexcepted circumstances meet Saturday in Indiana, when Stanford plays Notre Dame. Currently the Irish are the 3 point favorites in the college football odds board.

Notre Dame is coming off a 10-3 loss to NC State in a game interrupted by Hurricane Matthew. A contest which was played in a reservoir of a rain rather than a football field. The Irish and Brian Kelly are currently in a rough period after losing high-level talent to the NFL. That being said, to say Notre Dame haven't delivered this year despite that would be a gigantic understatement. Consequently, Kelly is on the hot seat and with Stanford visiting, this is a perfect scenario for the Head Coach, his staff, and players to buy themselves some time as well as reintegrate the fanbase with a victory over the Cardinal.

Stanford is also in a similar situation, prior consecutive blowout losses to Washington and Washington State in 44-6 and 42-16 losses respectively. Stanford is banged up on both sides of the ball, Heisman contender Christian McCaffrey is currently questionable for Saturday's matchup and McCaffrey is also struggling to replicate the dynamite form from last year. The Cardinal also have extensive issues at the QB position with replacing Kevin Hogan from last year proving to be way more difficult than David Shaw contemplated. Also with, injuries of defense, to say the Cardinal have issues it totally undeniable. Stanford's farce of a secondary will be exploited once again by the Irish and standout although underperforming QB DeShone Kizer.

Kizer has shown glimpses of his form from last year although those fleeting moments haven't been able to totally diminish talk of Malik Zaire taking the QB position from Kizer.

Compared to the unique situation from last week, anticipate Kizer and the Irish to reignite their season with a victory over a depleted Stanford outfit who are in a way worse of a predicament than the Fighting Irish. As the college football pick, take the favorite in Notre Dame at -3.

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Free College Football Pick: Notre Dame -3Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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