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College Football Week 10 Betting Lines, Heisman Chatter & Championship Odds

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Lines for Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest, as well as the Irish’s 2017 opponents.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are favored to win Saturday’s game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons by 13 or 14 points, according to Vegas oddsmakers.

The over/under for the game is 56.5 points, which would suggest a 35-21 Irish win. Notre Dame (7-1 SU, 7-1 ATS) has not yielded more than 20 points all season. The Deacons (5-3 SU, 5-2 ATS) are 46th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in scoring offense, averaging 31.1 points per game.

Here’s some data to consider if you’re going to bet on this game, according to OddsShark:

  • Notre Dame’s games have paid “over” bets in 5 of 8 games. Wake Forest pays “over” and “under” bets equally (4 vs 4).
  • Wake Forest is 6-19 straight up in its last 25 road games, but 8-3 against the spread in its last 11 road games.
  • Wake Forest has been a straight up loser in 29 straight games in which they were a double-digit underdog and playing away from home.

BetPhoenix.ag is currently offering the most favorable Notre Dame spread (-13), while Bovada.lv is giving the best Wake Forest line (+14). The line opened as Notre Dame being a 15 point favorite. Surprisingly, the over/under has dropped 3.5 points since opening at 60.

Seventy-fiVe percent of the bets so far are on Notre Dame, according to SportsInsights, although that doesn’t reflect the size of each individual bet.

Here are the betting lines for all of Notre Dame’s 2017 opponents. The Boston College Eagles and North Carolina Tar Heels are on bye this week. (Bye is favored by two scores against the Heels.)

Week 10 Betting Lines for Notre Dame & Its 2017 Opponents

Team Record ATS Opponent Time Date Network Spread Under/Over
Team Record ATS Opponent Time Date Network Spread Under/Over
Temple Owls 3-4 vs Navy 8 p.m. Thursday ESPN plus 8.5 55
Georgia Bulldogs 6-1 vs South Carolina 3:30 p.m. Saturday CBS minus 24 45.5
Boston College Eagles 6-2-1 --- --- Bye week --- --- ---
Michigan State Spartans 5-3 vs Penn State Noon Saturday FOX plus 8 48
Miami-Ohio Redhawks 3-4 at Ohio 8 p.m. Tuesday ESPN2 plus 9.5 55.5
North Carolina Tar Heels 2-7 --- --- Bye week --- --- ---
USC Trojans 2-7 vs Arizona 10:45 p.m. Saturday ESPN minus 7 73
N.C. State Wolfpack 3-4 vs Clemson 3:30 p.m. Saturday ABC plus 7.5 51
Wake Forest Demon Deacons 5-2 at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. Saturday NBC plus 14 56.5
Miami-Florida Hurricanes 3-3 vs Virginia Tech 8 p.m. Saturday ABC plus 3 50
Navy Midshipmen 3-4 at Temple 8 p.m. Thursday ESPN minus 8 55
Stanford Cardinal 3-5 at Washington St 3:30 p.m. Saturday FOX plus 2.5 55
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HEISMAN ODDS

Josh Adams is on the board! The junior running back’s 27 carry, 202 yard performance against the N.C. State Wolfpack — combined with the university’s new #33Trucking marketing — has caught the attention of oddsmakers.

Adams is now the fifth favorite, according to Bovada, at 10-1, trailing fellow running backs Saquon Barkley and Bryce Love, and quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Baker Mayfield.

CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS

Notre Dame now has 12-to-1 odds to win the fourth championship in the College Football Playoff era, according to Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. That’s the same odds as the Georgia Bulldogs, and worse than only three teams: the Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes and Clemson Tigers.

The Irish are 11-to-1 favorites at Bovada, up from 18-to-1 last week.

POINTS!

Memphis Tigers at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (-12.5)
8 p.m. Friday on ESPN2
Over/under: 78.5 points

Tulsa is team I’m recommending you watch for the second week in our “defense optional” viewing schedule. Last week, they lost to the SMU Mustangs, 38-34, and failed to cover or hit the over (which was 75.5 points).

The second game I recommended — Missouri at Connecticut -- was in no way competitive. The Tigers beat the Huskies, 52-12, and they also missed the over.

The Pac 12 provided the most offensive fireworks last week, as the Arizona Wildcats beat the Washington State Cougars, 58-37. The Big 12 was runner up, with Oklahoma State (50) and West Virginia (39) combining for 89 points. Memphis’ game was third, with the Tigers beating the Tulane Green Wave, 56-26.