The injury of Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Eason is impacting the betting lines for Saturday’s game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
The Irish opened as four-point favorites on Sunday, but the line was temporarily suspended while oddsmakers awaited news of Eason’s return.
Today, Eason was ruled out for Saturday’s game with a sprained ligament in his left knee. Sportsbooks subsequently moved the line to make Notre Dame a 6.5 point favorite, with 5 Dimes offering a slightly better 6 point spread. The over/under, which opened at 51.5, is up to 55. (An “over” bet would pay if the total of the two teams’ scores exceeds 55.)
Jake Fromm, a true freshman, will start for the Bulldogs in their first trip north of the Mason-Dixon line since taking on the Michigan Wolverines...52 years ago!
Here are the lines for the other 2017 Notre Dame opponents. All of them are playing at home, except for Wake Forest and Stanford — who are playing other future Notre Dame opponents this week.
Betting Lines for Notre Dame Opponents, Week 2
|Temple Owls||0-1||Villanova||3:30 p.m.||Saturday||WatchESPN||n/a||n/a||No line for a game against FCS opponent|
|Boston College Eagles||0-0-1||Wake Forest Demon Deacons||1 p.m.||Saturday||ACC Network||minus 3||43||Under paid in BC's last game.|
|Michigan State Spartans||1-0||Western Michigan Broncos||3:30 p.m.||Saturday||Big Ten Network||minus 6.5||51.5||MSU covered vs. Bowling Green; under paid|
|Miami-Ohio Redhawks||0-1||Austin-Peay||3:30 p.m.||Saturday||WatchESPN||n/a||n/a||No line for a game against FCS opponent|
|North Carolina Tar Heels||0-1||Louisville Cardinals||Noon||Saturday||ESPN||plus 6||62||Over paid in last UNC game|
|USC Trojans||0-1||Stanford Cardinal||8:30 p.m.||Saturday||FOX||minus 10.5||54.5||Over paid in last USC game|
|N.C. State Wolfpack||0-1||Marshall Thundering Herd||6 p.m.||Saturday||ACC Network||minus 19.5||55.5||Over paid in last NCST game|
|Miami-Florida Hurricanes||0-0||Arkansas State Red Wolves||3:30 p.m.||Saturday||ESPNU||minus 16.5||55.5||Beat FCS Bethune-Cookman, 41-13, last week|
|Navy Midshipmen||1-0||Tulane Green Wave||3:30 p.m.||Saturday||CBS Sports Network||minus 13||48||Under paid in Navy's last game|