Now that the matchups are set, it’s time to start making some Camping World Bowl betting predictions. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on the Iowa State Cyclones in the 2019 edition of this annual game. This game will take place on Saturday, Dec. 28 at noon ET, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL.
Notre Dame had dreams of reaching the College Football Playoff this season. However, a pair of losses knocked it out of contention. The Fighting Irish have won five straight games entering this game.
Iowa State went 7-5 this season, including a 5-4 record in Big 12 Conference play. The Camping World Bowl betting spread has the Fighting Irish as 3.5-point favorites over the Cyclones.
Camping World Bowl Picks
Let’s take a quick look at how each team stacks up in this matchup. Then, we’ll make our 2019 Camping World Bowl betting prediction.
Quarterback Ian Book might be playing in his final game for Notre Dame in this one, and he will be missed. Book has thrown 33 touchdown passes this season and will lead a terrific offense into this game.
Notre Dame averaged over 37 points per game this season, and it faced some tough competition. The Fighting Irish will have to find some defense in this game, but that hasn’t been an issue of late. Brian Kelly has another terrific team in South Bend.
Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy threw for over 3,700 yards this season, and the Cyclones throw the ball a ton. Of course, Iowa State plays in the Big 12 Conference, and that is how all of its teams play.
The Cyclones gave up over 25 points per game this season, and their defense has struggled against elite offenses. The Cyclones might challenge for a Big 12 title next season, but they don’t have the talent to take on Notre Dame in this one.
2019 Camping World Bowl Betting Pick: Notre Dame will have something to prove in this game, and it has a better team. Bet the Fighting Irish -3.5 over the Iowa State Cyclones in the Camping World Bowl.
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Camping World Bowl History and Facts
The Camping World Bowl was first played in Miami, Fla., in 1990, and it has gone through several name and location changes since that time. Florida Citrus Sports is the group that operates this annual game, and the game has been played in the city of Orlando since 2001.
The Camping World Bowl has conference affiliations with the Big 12 and the ACC.
North Carolina State, West Virginia, and Miami have all made five appearances in the Camping World Bowl, and the ACC has had a representative in this game 25 times. Florida State has gone 3-0 in its three appearances to hold the best all-time record in this game.
NFL quarterbacks Philip Rivers and Russell Wilson were both named MVP of the Camping World Bowl as members of the North Carolina State Wolfpack.