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Notre Dame Football: Betting Lines for Louisville Game Plus Heisman, Championship Odds

The Irish are 20 point road favorites.

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NCAA FOOTBALL: NOV 22 Louisville at Notre Dame Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 20 point favorites in their game against the Louisville Cardinals Monday at Cardinal 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 54 12 points. That suggests a 37-18 Irish victory.

The OddsShark computer is predicting a far more lopsided game, with the Irish prevailing 48-7. If that were the final, bettors holding slips for the Irish on the moneyline and against the spread would cash, as would the over.

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

  • Notre Dame is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games played in Week 1.
  • The total has gone over in four of Notre Dame’s last five games on the road and its gone over in seven of Louisville’s last eight games.
  • Louisville is 0-7 against the spread in its last seven games.
  • Louisville is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games played in week 1.

Here are the spreads for all of Notre Dame’s opponents for Week 1 games. All kickoff times are Eastern.

Week 1 Betting Lines

Team Record ATS Opponent Time Date Network Spread Over/under
Team Record ATS Opponent Time Date Network Spread Over/under
Louisville 0-0 vs. Notre Dame 8 p.m. Monday ESPN plus 20 54
New Mexico 0-0 vs. Sam Houston St. 6 p.m. Saturday Mountain West Network minus 9 62.5
Georgia 0-0 at Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m. Saturday SEC Network minus 21.5 58
Virginia 0-0 at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. Saturday ACC Network minus 2.5 45
Bowling Green 0-0 vs. Morgan St. 7 p.m. Thursday ESPN3 minus 22.5 49.5
USC 0-0 vs. Fresno St. 10:30 p.m. Saturday ESPN minus 13.5 52
Michigan 0-0 vs. Middle Tennesse St. 7:30 p.m. Saturday Big Ten Network minus 34 54
Virginia Tech 0-0 at Boston College 4 p.m. Saturday ACC Network minus 4.5 58
Duke 0-0 vs. Alabama (Atlanta) 3:30 p.m. Saturday ABC plus 34 57
Navy 0-0 vs. Holy Cross 3:30 p.m. Saturday CBS Sports Network minus 21.5 53.5
Boston College 0-0 vs. Virginia Tech 4 p.m. Saturday ACC Network plus 5 58.5
Stanford 0-0 vs. Northwestern 4 p.m. Saturday FOX minus 6.5 47.5


Betters at the Westgate Superbook aren’t high on many teams, and the Irish are no exception.

One week after their 30-3 loss to the Clemson Tigers, the Superbook posted 25-to-1 odds for Notre Dame to take it all the way in 2019.

A bettor could now get 40-to-1 odds for the Irish to win the championship at Westgate.

Bettors are more optimistic than they were Jan. 7 on nine teams: Clemson (now 5-to-2), Georgia Bulldogs (6-to-1), Oklahoma Sooners (14-to-1), LSU Tigers (25-to-1), Utah Utes (40-to-1), Michigan State Spartans (100-to-1), Washington State Cougars (100-to-1), Minnesota Golden Gophers (500-to-1) and the San Diego State Aztecs (1000-to-1). Sixty-six other teams have had their odds either stay the same or drop.

Championship Odds at Westgate Superbook

Team Opening (1/7) Week 1 (8/26)
Team Opening (1/7) Week 1 (8/26)
Louisville 500-to-1 5000-to-1
New Mexico No line No line
Georgia 12-to-1 6-to-1
Virginia 500-to-1 500-to-1
Bowling Green No line No line
USC 80-to-1 200-to-1
Michigan 12-to-1 14-to-1
Virginia Tech 100-to-1 500-to-1
Duke 1000-to-1 5000-to-1
Navy No line No line
Boston College 500-to-1 2000-to-1
Stanford 200-to-1 200-to-1
Westgate Superbook, Las Vegas


There’s really only two people that both the Westgate Superbook and its bettors think are going to be hoisting the Heisman at the PlayStation Theater in December: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and the Alabama Crimson Tide’s Tua Tagovailoa.

Both are given 3-to-1 odds to win college football’s top prize and the top 10 is littered with quarterbacks — from the Nebraska CornhuskersAdrian Martinez (10-to-1) to the Michigan WolverinesShea Patterson (20-to-1).

Here are the odds for Notre Dame’s Ian Book and the Irish’s 2019 opponents.

Heisman Odds

Player Team Opening Week 1 (8/27) Week 2 (9/3)
Player Team Opening Week 1 (8/27) Week 2 (9/3)
Jake Fromm Georgia 40-to-1 18-to-1 30-to-1
Shea Patterson Michigan 20-to-1 20-to-1 40-to-1
D'Andre Swift Georgia 50-to-1 40-to-1 30-to-1
A.J. Dillon Boston College 40-to-1 50-to-1 100-to-1
J.T. Daniels USC 40-to-1 60-to-1 60-to-1
Ian Book Notre Dame 60-to-1 100-to-1 200-to-1
K.J. Costello Stanford 60-to-1 100-to-1 500-to-1
Westgate Superbook