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Notre Dame Football: Betting Lines for Virginia Tech Game, Plus Championship and Heisman Odds

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The Irish are 6.5 point favorites for their road game Saturday night.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6 12 point favorites Saturday against the Virginia Tech Hokies in their first visit to Blacksburg’s Lane Stadium, according to oddsmakers.

The over/under — or “the predicted number of points oddsmakers believe will be scored in the game by both teams combined” — is 56 points. That suggests a 31-25 Irish win.

The OddsShark computer predicts a tighter outcome, 29.6 to 28.6. That means bettors holding slips for Notre Dame on the moneyline, Virginia Tech against the spread and the over would be winners.

As of 8:40 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, 77 percent of the bets were on Notre Dame to cover the spread, according to SportsInsights. Virginia Tech had garnered 51 percent of the bets on the moneyline, the site said. (The site does not report what percentage of the total money bet is on the Irish or the Hokies without a subscription.)

If you are considering betting this game, here are some trends that may or may not prove useful. All are courtesy of OddsShark:

  • Notre Dame is 4-2 against the spread in its last six games. It is also 4-2 against the spread in its last six road games.
  • The total has gone over in five of Notre Dame’s last seven games on the road, although it’s gone under in four of the Irish’s last six games regardless of location.
  • Virginia Tech is also 4-2 against the spread in its last six games. The Hokies are 11-4 against the spread in its last 15 home games.
  • The total has gone under in five of Virginia Tech’s last seven games and four of its last six home games.

Here are the Week 6 kickoff times, TV network/streaming information and spreads for all of Notre Dame’s 2018 opponents:

Spreads for Notre Dame’s 2018 Opponents

Team Record ATS Opponent Time Date Network Spread Over/under
Team Record ATS Opponent Time Date Network Spread Over/under
Michigan Wolverines 5-3 No game --- --- --- No line No line
Ball State Cardinals 3-4 at Ohio 7 p.m. Thursday CBS Sports Network Underdog by 10 64
Vanderbilt Commodores 4-3 at Arkansas Noon Saturday SEC Network Favorite by 2 52.5
Wake Forest Demon Deacons 1-4-1 at Louisville Noon Saturday Regional Sports Network Underdog by 2.5 65
Stanford Cardinal 4-2 vs. Washington St. 7 p.m. Saturday Pac-12 Network Favorite by 3 54.5
Virginia Tech Hokies 2-3 vs. Georgia Tech 7:30 p.m. Thursday ESPN Favorite by 3 58.5
Pittsburgh Panthers 3-3 vs. Duke 3:30 p.m. Saturday Regional Sports Network Underdog by 2.5 47
Navy Midshipmen 1-4-1 vs. Notre Dame 8 p.m. Saturday CBS Underdog by 24 54.5
Northwestern Wildcats 3-4 vs. Wisconsin Noon Saturday Big Ten Network Underdog by 6.5 51.5
Florida State Seminoles 3-3 vs. Clemson Noon Saturday ABC Underdog by 17 51
Syracuse Orange 4-2 vs. N.C. State 7 p.m. Saturday ESPN2 Underdog by 2 63.5
USC Trojans 2-5 vs. Arizona St. 3:30 p.m. Saturday ABC/ESPN2 Favorite by 6.5 54

CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS

Notre Dame’s odds for a championship were cut in half at Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas after their decisive win over the Stanford Cardinal Saturday. The Irish are now 12-to-1 favorites to win the College Football Playoff, an improvement from 25-to-1 last week.

Those ahead of Notre Dame include the Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, Ohio State Buckeyes and Georgia Bulldogs.

Championship Odds at Westgate Sportsbook

Team Preseason (8/13) Week 14 (11/26)
Team Preseason (8/13) Week 14 (11/26)
Notre Dame 30-to-1 12-to-1
Alabama 7-to-4 2-to-5
Clemson 4-to-1 7-to-2
Ohio State 6-to-1 20-to-1
Georgia 6-to-1 12-to-1
Oklahoma 20-to-1 20-to-1
UCF Off the board 1000-to-1

HEISMAN ODDS

Are bettors still laying down money on Brandon Wimbush (benching) and Jafar Armstrong (injury)? Wimbush’s odds actually improved at the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas, according to The Action Network, while Armstrong’s odds remained static.

Bryce Love’s Heisman odds dipped following his 17 carry, 73 yard, 1 touchdown performance against Notre Dame.

Heisman Odds at Westgate Superbook

Player Opening (6/8) Week 1 (8/27) Week 2 (9/4) Week 3 (9/10) Week 4 (9/17) Week 5 (9/24) Week 6 (10/1) Week 7 (10/8) Week 8 (10/15)
Player Opening (6/8) Week 1 (8/27) Week 2 (9/4) Week 3 (9/10) Week 4 (9/17) Week 5 (9/24) Week 6 (10/1) Week 7 (10/8) Week 8 (10/15)
Bryce Love 5-to-1 9-to-2 12-to-1 10-to-1 25-to-1 30-to-1 40-to-1 100-to-1 100-to-1
Shea Patterson 20-to-1 30-to-1 60-to-1 100-to-1 100-to-1 200-to-1 300-to-1 300-to-1 300-to-1
Cam Akers 25-to-1 60-to-1 80-to-1 100-to-1 300-to-1 500-to-1 500-to-1 1000-to-1 1000-to-1
Deondre Francois 25-to-1 60-to-1 80-to-1 100-to-1 300-to-1 500-to-1 500-to-1 1000-to-1 1000-to-1
Brandon Wimbush 50-to-1 40-to-1 30-to-1 50-to-1 100-to-1 300-to-1 100-to-1 2000-to-1 2000-to-1
J.T. Daniels 80-to-1 100-to-1 40-to-1 100-to-1 200-to-1 300-to-1 300-to-1 300-to-1 300-to-1
Stephen Carr 100-to-1 200-to-1 200-to-1 200-to-1 500-to-1 500-to-1 500-to-1 500-to-1 1000-to-1
Jafar Armstrong 300-to-1 50-to-1 60-to-1 60-to-1 60-to-1 300-to-1 300-to-1 300-to-1 300-to-1
Eric Dungey No line No line No line No line 100-to-1 100-to-1 100-to-1 300-to-1 300-to-1