Champs Sports Bowl Notre Dame Fighting Irish versus Florida St Seminoles Betting Preview

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The Champs Sports Bowl will be played on Thursday December 29th and it will feature two 8-4 college football teams as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on the Florida St Seminoles from the ACC conference.

If you bet the Champs Sports Bowl the best place to wager is at Oddsmaker, the sportsbook with the best player bonuses in the business.

The point spread at Oddsmaker has the Florida St Seminoles favored by -3 points with a total of 47 points.

A money line wager at Oddsmaker on the Florida St Seminoles returns -145 odds.

Bettors who believe the Notre Dame Fighting Irish can earn the straight up win can get back +125 odds betting the money line.

After starting the season at 0-2 the Fighting Irish closed their regular season winning eight of their last 10 games.

They have a notable victory against Michigan St at home but dropped major tests to Michigan, USC and Stanford.

The team settled on Tommy Rees and the sophomore quarterback completed his regular season hitting on nearly 66% of his passes with 19 touchdowns and 12 picks.

Notre Dame was balance offensively this season with 258 yards passing and an impressive 166 yards rushing for 5 yards a carry.

Cierre Wood had 1042 yards rushing on the year with 5.2 yards a carry.

Jonas Gray had nearly a 7 yards per rush average with 114 carries for 791 yards.

Defensively the team allowed just under 21 points per game. They played the run fairly well as teams ran for 3.9 yards a carry against Notre Dame.

Florida St too finished well down the stretch as the team won six of their past seven games.

They did lose their two toughest games of the season with a five point loss at Clemson and a 10 point home defeat to Oklahoma.

Junior quarterback E.J. Manuel completed over 65% of his passes for 16 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.

The strongest unit at Florida St is their defense which allows just 15.4 points per game.

The Seminoles are a tough team to run on as the club allows just 82 yards rushing a game and a mere 2.4 yards per rush.

Florida St has trended to five straight unders.

A closer look at the Florida St schedule and you will see a lot of wins piled up against mediocre ACC conference teams.

The Fighting Irish has faced the toughest schedule and have solid playmakers in the passing game in Michael Floyd, Tyler Eifert and Theo Riddick.

When Florida St saw good offenses this year they failed.

Taking the points with Notre Dame here is the right betting side.

Notre Dame and Florida St will kick off the Champs Sports Bowl from Orlando Florida at 5:30PM Eastern Time.

ESPN provides the national television coverage of this college football bowl game.

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