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Notre Dame Football: Betting Lines for USC Game Plus Championship Odds

The Irish are now 11 point favorites to remain undefeated in 2018.

Notre Dame v USC Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 11 point favorites in their regular season finale Saturday against the USC Trojans in Los Angeles, California, according to oddsmakers.

The over/under — or “predicted number of points oddsmakers believe will be scored in the game by both teams combined” — is at 54 12 points. That suggests a 33-21 Irish win.

The OddsShark computer is predicting an even more lopsided affair, with the model predicting a 42 to 18 victory. Bettors holding slips for the Irish on the moneyline and against the spread, and for the over would be paid if that result came to fruition.

If you are considering betting this game, here are some trends from OddsShark:

  • USC is 3-8 against the spread in its last 11 games.
  • The total has gone over in the last three USC-Notre Dame games, over in all of Notre Dame’s last five road games and over in six of the Irish’s last eight games.
  • Notre Dame is 5-2-1 against the spread since Ian Book was named starter, but 2-3-1 against the spread in its last six road games.
  • Notre Dame is 4-2 against the spread in its last six games against USC, but 2-6 against the spread in its last eight games against USC at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Here are the spreads for all of Notre Dame’s other opponents this season. All times are Eastern.

Week 14 Betting Lines

Team Opponent Time Date Network Spread Over/under
Team Opponent Time Date Network Spread Over/under
Oklahoma vs. Texas (Arlington, Tex.) Noon Saturday ABC Favorite by 7.5 78 or 79
Virginia Tech vs. Marshall Noon Saturday ACC Network Favorite by 4.5 53
Stanford at California 3 p.m. Saturday Pac-12 Networks Favorite by 2.5 48 or 48.5
UCF vs. Memphis 3:30 p.m. Saturday ABC Favorite by 3 64 or 64.5
Alabama vs. Georgia (Atlanta) 4 p.m. Saturday CBS Favorite by 13 or 13.5 63.5 or 64
Pittsburgh vs. Clemson (Charlotte) 8 p.m. Saturday ABC Underdog by 26.5 or 27 53
Northwestern vs. Ohio State (Indianapolis) 8 p.m. Saturday FOX Underdog by 14.5 60.5 or 61


Notre Dame’s standing among bettors at the Westgate Sportsbook remains unchanged this week, with oddsmakers offering 12-to-1 odds that the Irish win the national championship this year. That means oddsmakers give it about a 7.7 percent chance of the Irish hoisting the trophy. (Alabama has the best implied odds — 71.4 percent.)

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