A few notes, numbers and trends for this weekend of CFB. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and weekend!
North Carolina is seeking its first win over an AP Top 2 team vs Notre Dame. The Tar Heels are 0-18 all-time vs Top 2 teams. In fact the highest ranked team UNC has beaten is No. 4.
Alabama has been greater than a 20-point favorite three times vs Auburn. The Tide won and covered all three, winning 52-21, 49-0 and 42-14.
Since 2017, USC is 3-11-1 ATS as a double-digit favorite. SC has won all 15 games, with five of them coming by four points or fewer and seven decided by one possession.
Under Chip Kelly, UCLA has been favored seven times. The Bruins have lost five of the seven outright and are 1-6 ATS, including a one-point loss to Arizona in 2018 as a 9.5-point favorite.
Notre Dame has not lost a game as a favorite since 2017 at Stanford. That’s a 29-game win streak as a favorite.
Indiana is the only 5-0 ATS team in the country. Maryland has won outright as a double-digit dog each of its last two games and will try and win a third straight game as a double-digit dog.
Iowa State has been in 13 games with a spread between -3.5 and +3.5 under Matt Campbell. Iowa State is 3-10 in those 13 games with seven losses by four points or fewer. The Cyclones are also 0-4 ATS vs Texas under Matt Campbell.