270 Notre Dame +3
Good matchup between quality teams in the Citrus Bowl. LSU is very solid on both sides of the ball and Ed Orgeron did a really good job of getting this team back together after the bad losses to Mississippi State and Troy. The Tigers have few weaknesses on either side of the ball. But neither does Notre Dame. I know the Irish laid two late season eggs in losses to Miami and Stanford and I will admit to concern over the recent turnover issues. But this is a case where the time off should really help get Notre Dame back to the level they were displaying earlier when they posted several very impressive wins. On my numbers, I’ve got the Irish the favorite and that’s really the key for me in making this bet. I’ve done really well over the years backing bowl dogs that came up as the chalk on my full season power ratings, so I’ll trust the math here and will back Notre Dame.