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Notre Dame Football: Betting Line for Pittsburgh Panthers Game, Plus Championship and Heisman Odds

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The Irish are three touchdown favorites in a game against the 3-3 Panthers.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are currently 21 point favorites in their Saturday home game against the Pittsburgh Panthers (3-3), 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 57. That suggests a 39-18 Irish win.

The OddsShark computer is predicting a tighter result, with the Irish prevailing 32.6 to 21.9. That means bettors holding tickets for Notre Dame on the moneyline, Pittsburgh against the spread and the under would cash.

If you are considering betting this game, here are some trends (courtesy of OddsShark):

  • Pitttsburgh is 2-4-2 against the spread in its last eight games on the road.
  • The total has gone under in seven of Pittsburgh’s last eight games on the road.
  • The total has gone under in five of Notre Dame’s last six games at home.
  • Notre Dame is 1-3-1 against the spread in its last five games when playing Pittsburgh. The Irish are also 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five home games against the Panthers.
  • The total has gone under in four of the last six games when Notre Dame plays Pittsburgh.

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

The Irish improved their odds at Westgate Superbook to 8-to-1 following their beatdown of the Virginia Tech Hokies. Notre Dame now has an 11.11 percent implied probability of winning the championship, according to the professionals. (The Alabama Crimson Tide are at 69 percent implied probability, in case you were wondering.)

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

I hope you got Dwayne Haskins at 25-to-1, because the Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback is the only person I can see winning the Heisman Trophy besides Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa.

It’s Tua’s world right now, though, and we’re just living in it.

You can still place action on Notre Dame’s Brandon Wimbush or Jafar Armstrong, according to The Action Network. Wimbush, three weeks into his benching, is at 2000-to-1 odds. Armstrong, two weeks into the knee infection that has sidelined him, is still at 300-to-1.

The strongest candidate among Notre Dame’s opponents is still the Stanford Cardinal’s Bryce Love at 100-to-1, although he’s now missed two games.

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