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Notre Dame Football: Betting Lines for Stanford Cardinal Game, Plus Championship and Heisman Odds

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The Irish are favorites in a matchup of two undefeated, Top 10 teams Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.

Stanford v Notre Dame Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are currently 5 point favorites at home in their game Saturday against the Stanford Cardinal.

The contest is the first between two Top 10 teams in Notre Dame Stadium since the 2005 USC Trojans game, known colloquially as the “Bush Push game.”

Oddsmakers have set the over/under — or total number of points scored by both teams — at 54 points. That would suggest a 29-25 Irish win.

The OddsShark computer concurs, believing the final will be around 28.5-26.2. That would mean bets made on the Notre Dame moneyline, for Stanford against the spread and for the over would pay out at game’s end.

If you’re considering betting this game, here are some trends from OddsShark for you to consider:

  • Stanford is 6-1 against the spread in its last seven games.
  • The total has gone under in six of the last eight meetings between Stanford and Notre Dame and under in eight of the last nine games between these two teams in South Bend.
  • Stanford is 4-2 against the spread in its last six games at Notre Dame Stadium.
  • Notre Dame is 3-6 against the spread in its last nine games.
  • The total has gone under in all of the last five Notre Dame home games.

Here are the betting lines 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

You can get more favorable odds this week for a Notre Dame championship than you could before the Irish defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 56-27. The Irish are 25-to-1 favorites, whereas they were 20-to-1 last week.

The Vanderbilt Commodores and Pittsburgh Panthers saw their odds plummet, while the odds for the Michigan Wolverines have held pretty steady since their loss to the Irish.

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

Brandon Wimbush’s odds dropped predictably following his benching, but Irish running back Jafar Armstrong is also now much more of a longshot despite his 8 attempt, 98 yard and 2 touchdown effort against Wake Forest.

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

Here are the latest Heisman odds from the South Point Race and Sportsbook:

  • Stanford’s Bryce Love: 12-to-1
  • Michigan’s Shea Patterson: 30-to-1
  • Florida State’s Cam Akers: 75-to-1
  • Florida State’s Deondre Francois: 150-to-1
  • Wimbush: 50-to-1
  • Stanford’s K.J. Costello: 100-to-1
  • USC’s JT Daniels: 40-to-1
  • Virginia Tech’s Josh Jackson: 100-to-1
  • Northwestern’s Clayton Thorson: 200-to-1