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Notre Dame Football: Betting Lines for Bowling Green Game Plus Championship Odds

The Irish haven’t been favored this much in 30 years.

Bowling Green v Kansas State Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 45 12 point favorites in their Saturday home game against the Bowling Green Falcons, 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 61 points. That, combined with the line, suggests a 53-8 Irish victory.

The OddsShark computer predicts a similarly lopsided score, with the Irish prevailing 49-8. If that were the final score, bettors holding slips for Notre Dame on the moneyline, Bowling Green to cover and the total to go under would cash.

This is the largest spread for a Notre Dame game since the Irish were 54 point favorites at home against SMU in 1989. The Irish won that game, 59-6.

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

  • Bowling Green is 1-4 against the spread in its last five 5 games.
  • The total has gone under in 8 of the Falcons’ last nine games and four of the last five on the road. The total has also gone under in five of Notre Dame’s last seven games.
  • The Irish are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven Saturday games.

Here are all the kickoff times, dates, TV/streaming options and spreads for Notre Dame’s opponents playing this weekend. All times are Eastern.

Notre Dame’s 2019 Opponents - Week 12 Schedule

Team Opponent Time Date Network Spread Over/under
Team Opponent Time Date Network Spread Over/under
Louisville at N.C. State 7:30 p.m. Saturday ACC Network minus 3.5 58 or 59
New Mexico at Boise State 10:15 p.m. Saturday ESPN2 plus 28 59 or 59.5
Georgia at Auburn 3:30 p.m. Saturday CBS minus 2.5 40.5
Virginia No opponent No spread No over/under
Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio) 8 p.m. Wednesday ESPNU plus 18 49.5 or 50
USC at Cal 11 p.m. Saturday FS1 minus 6.5 48.5
Michigan vs. Michigan St. Noon Saturday FOX minus 13.5 44
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech 3:30 p.m. Saturday Regional Sports Networks minus 5.5 51.5 or 52
Duke vs. Syracuse 4 p.m. Saturday ACC Network minus 10.5 54 or 54.5
Navy at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. Saturday NBC plus 8 to 9 1/2 54
Boston College No opponent No spread No over/under
Stanford at Washington St. 4:30 p.m. Saturday Pac-12 Network plus 10 63 or 63.5


Here are the latest championship odds from FanDuel, including the favorites, as well as Notre Dame and their 2019 opponents:

  • Favorites: Clemson Tigers (9-to-5); Alabama (5-to-2); Georgia Bulldogs (8-to-1), Ohio State Buckeyes (19-to-2)
  • Notre Dame: 100-to-1
  • Louisville Cardinals, New Mexico Lobos, Bowling Green, Virginia Tech Hokies, Navy Midshipmen, Boston College Eagles and Stanford Cardinals: No line offered
  • Virginia Cavaliers: 250-to-1
  • USC Trojans: 250-to-1
  • Michigan Wolverines: 60-to-1
  • Duke Blue Devils: 250-to-1


Tua Tagovailoa’s seven touchdown day has helped the Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback jump from 9-to-5 to 2-to-3 odds at Las Vegas’ Westgate Superbook.

Quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma Sooners) and Joe Burrow (LSU Tigers) are now substantially more attractive odds for bettors, at 4-to-1 and 9-to-2, respectively. Justin Fields, Ohio State Buckeyes’ quarterback, and Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor round out the top five.

Here are the Heisman odds for Irish quarterback Ian Book and all of Notre Dame’s future opponents:

Heisman Odds at Westgate Superbook

Player Team Opening Week 1 (8/27) Week 9 (10/21) Week 10 (10/28)
Player Team Opening Week 1 (8/27) Week 9 (10/21) Week 10 (10/28)
Jake Fromm Georgia 40-to-1 18-to-1 500-to-1 500-to-1
Shea Patterson Michigan 20-to-1 20-to-1 1000-to-1 1000-to-1
D'Andre Swift Georgia 50-to-1 40-to-1 80-to-1 100-to-1
A.J. Dillon Boston College 40-to-1 50-to-1 300-to-1 1000-to-1
J.T. Daniels USC 40-to-1 60-to-1 Off the board Off the board
Ian Book Notre Dame 60-to-1 100-to-1 300-to-1 1000-to-1
K.J. Costello Stanford 60-to-1 100-to-1 2000-to-1 1000-to-1
via The Action Network