The OddsShark computer simulation is expecting a tighter game than the bookies generating action, with No. 9 Notre Dame (6-1) prevailing 36-31 over the No. 14 Wolfpack (6-1).
The Irish have garnered 56 percent of the wagers, according to SportsInsights, although that doesn’t take into account the size of bets.
If you’re considering placing a wager on this game, here’s some things to consider (according to OddsShark):
- Notre Dame is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games. They’re 6-1 on the season, with the only failure to cover versus the Georgia Bulldogs.
- An “under” bet has paid out in each of N.C. State’s last four games. The “over” has paid out in four of Notre Dame’s last five games.
- Notre Dame is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven home games. N.C. State is 5-0 against the spread in its last five road games.
Here are the betting lines for Notre Dame’s other 2017 opponents in this Week 9 of the college football season.
Week 9 Betting Lines for Notre Dame & Its 2017 Opponents
|Temple Owls||3-4||Bye week||---||---||---||---||---|
|Georgia Bulldogs||5-1||vs Florida||3:30 p.m.||Saturday||CBS||minus 14||45|
|Boston College Eagles||5-2-1||vs Florida State||8 p.m.||Friday||ESPN||plus 3||45|
|Michigan State Spartans||5-2||at Northwestern||3:30 p.m.||Saturday||ESPN||minus 1.5||40.5|
|Miami-Ohio Redhawks||3-4||Bye week||---||---||---||---||---|
|North Carolina Tar Heels||1-7||vs Miami (Fla.)||Noon||Saturday||ESPN2||plus 20.5||49.5|
|USC Trojans||1-7||at Arizona St||10:45 p.m.||Saturday||ESPN||minus 2.5||57.5|
|N.C. State Wolfpack||3-3||at Notre Dame||3:30 p.m.||Saturday||NBC||plus 7.5||59|
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons||4-2||vs Louisville||12:20 p.m.||Saturday||ACC Network||plus 3||62|
|Miami-Florida Hurricanes||3-2||at North Carolina||Noon||Saturday||ESPN2||minus 20.5||49.5|
|Navy Midshipmen||3-4||Bye week||---||---||---||---||---|
|Stanford Cardinal||3-4||at Oregon State||9 p.m.||Thursday||ESPN||minus 23||59|
New Heisman odds: Barkley 4/7 Love 2/1 Barrett & Mayfield 10/1 Rudolph 20/1 Jackson 25/1 Adams 40/1 Hurts 50/1 Dobbins 60/1 via @LVSuperBook— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) October 23, 2017
After a 19 carry, 191 yard, three touchdown performance, junior running back Josh Adams is finally on Westgate’s bet sheet for the Heisman trophy.
The Irish are now 20-to-1 odds to win the College Football Playoff, according to Westgate Las Vegas. They were 33-to-1 longshots last week.
Over/under: 75.5 points (both games)
Tulsa Golden Hurricanes at SMU Mustangs (-10)
9 p.m. Friday ESPN2
Missouri Tigers at Connecticut Huskies (-12)
6:30 p.m. Saturday on CBS Sports Network
First, I weaned myself off suggesting Texas Tech Red Raiders games. This week, I’m not even recommending a Big 12 game if you want to maximize your odds of seeing “defense optional” football.
Last week, I promoted the West Virginia - Baylor game as your chance to see maximum fireworks. The game did not disappoint. It not only hit the over (74 combined points), but it was a two-point affair between a winless team (the Bears) and a conference front-runner (the Mountaineers). West Virginia was up 25 points entering the fourth quarter...and almost blew it. A timely sack snuffed out the Bears’ two point try with about 17 seconds left.