The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl will feature a matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Notre Dame vs. South Carolina Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with oddsmakers listing Notre Dame as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Notre Dame has -207 odds to pick up the win, while South Carolina is listed at +168 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 50.5 points.
How to Watch Notre Dame vs. South Carolina Live?
- Game Day: Friday, December 30, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Jacksonville, Florida
- Stadium: TIAA Bank Field
Defensively, Notre Dame has been a top-25 unit, ranking 25th-best by surrendering just 327.2 yards per game. The offense ranks 70th (382.7 yards per game). Notre Dame is putting up 30.7 points per game on offense this year (48th in the FBS), and is giving up 21.8 points per game (31st) on the defensive side of the ball. Notre Dame has the 102nd-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (199.9 passing yards per game), and has been better on defense, ranking 22nd-best with only 190.6 passing yards allowed per game. From an offensive standpoint, Notre Dame ranks 40th in the FBS with 182.8 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 45th in rushing yards allowed per contest (136.6). Notre Dame owns the 49th-ranked defense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (36.6% third-down conversion rate allowed), and has been better offensively, ranking 24th-best with a 45.9% third-down conversion rate. With 13 forced turnovers (99th in the FBS) against 14 turnovers committed (35th in the FBS), Notre Dame (-1) owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.
From an offensive standpoint, South Carolina is putting up 380.9 total yards per contest (71st-ranked). It ranks 80th in the FBS on defense (391.9 total yards allowed per game). South Carolina ranks 42nd in the FBS with 31.7 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 78th with 27.5 points given up per contest on defense. With 257.7 passing yards per game on offense, South Carolina ranks 40th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 28th, surrendering 199.5 passing yards per game. South Carolina ranks 99th in rushing yards per game (123.3), but it has been less productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 18th-worst in the FBS with 192.4 rushing yards conceded per contest. From an offensive angle, South Carolina is generating a 39.3% third-down conversion percentage (64th-ranked). It ranks 99th in the FBS defensively (42.0% third-down rate allowed). At -5, South Carolina has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 19 forced turnovers (35th in the FBS) and 24 turnovers committed (124th in the FBS).
Notre Dame vs. South Carolina Betting Analysis
Notre Dame Betting Insights
Notre Dame is 6-6-0 against the spread this season. Notre Dame has an ATS record of 1-5 when playing as at least 5-point favorites. Games involving Notre Dame have hit the over seven times this season. The Fighting Irish have been favored on the moneyline seven total times this season. They’ve gone 5-2 in those games. When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -207 or shorter, the Fighting Irish have a 0-0 record (winning 66.7% of their games).
Gamecocks Betting Insights
South Carolina has covered the spread seven times over 12 games with a set total. South Carolina has a record of 2-3 ATS when playing as at least 5-point underdogs. Games involving South Carolina have hit the over on seven occasions this year. This season, the Gamecocks have won four out of the seven games in which they’ve been the underdog. The Gamecocks have a record of 1-3 when they’re set as an underdog of +168 or more by oddsmakers this season.
Notre Dame vs. South Carolina Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||49.3||45.8||52.8|
|Implied Total AVG||30.9||31.3||30.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||5-2||3-2||2-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||2-2||1-0||1-2|
|Point Total AVG||54.3||55.9||52.1|
|Implied Total AVG||34.6||37.6||30.4|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||3-1||2-1||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||4-3||2-1||2-2|
Players to Watch
- JD Bertrand has suited up for 10 games, collecting one sack to go with six TFL and 69 tackles for the Fighting Irish.
- Isaiah Foskey has helped lead the Fighting Irish’s defense with eight sacks to go along with 11 TFL and 40 tackles in 11 games.
- As part of the Fighting Irish’s defensive unit, Benjamin Morrison has delivered five interceptions to go along with 27 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended in nine games.
- Jack Kiser has been a key piece of the Fighting Irish’s defensive unit in 2022, with 51 tackles, four TFL, and three sacks in 10 games.
- DQ Smith has been wreaking havoc on defense, totaling one interception to go with 46 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and five passes defended for the Gamecocks.
- Jordan Burch has been providing a big boost on defense, totaling 55 tackles, six TFL, three sacks, and three passes defended for the Gamecocks.
- In 11 games for the Gamecocks, Nick Emmanwori has posted 64 tackles and one TFL.
- On defense, Sherrod Greene has compiled 60 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one interception in 10 games.
Notre Dame vs. South Carolina Predictions and Pick
Notre Dame vs. South Carolina betting card
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Our pick to win this matchup is Notre Dame, and we expect that South Carolina will cover the spread (Notre Dame -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 50.5 points.