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Notre Dame Football: Betting Lines for New Mexico Game Plus Heisman Odds

The Irish aren’t very good at covering humongous spreads.

New Mexico v Colorado State Photo by Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 35 point favorites in their home opener Saturday against the New Mexico Lobos, 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 51 points. That suggests a 43-8 Irish victory.

As lopsided as that sounds, the OddsShark computer predicts an even more one-sided score. If the Irish prevail 47-9 — quite the odd score — betters holding slips for Notre Dame on the moneyline, to cover and the over would cash.

Notre Dame has never been a 35 point favorite — or at least they haven’t since 1990, which is far back as the database goes. Oddsmakers offered 34 points to Ball State Cardinals backers last year, and the Cardinals easily covered in a 24-16 Irish victory.

If you’re going to bet this game, here are some trends from OddsShark:

  • New Mexico is 1-7 against the spread in its last eight games, but 4-0 against the spread in its last four road games.
  • The total has gone over in 10 of the Lobos’ last 15 games, and five out of their last six road games. But the total has gone under in four of the Irish’s last five games.
  • Notre Dame is 0-3 against the spread when favored by more than 30 points since 2005.

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

Week 3 Betting Lines

Team Record ATS Opponent Time Date Network Spread Over/under
Team Record ATS Opponent Time Date Network Spread Over/under
Louisville 2-0 vs. Western Kentucky (Nashville) 4 p.m. Saturday minus 10 51
New Mexico 0-1 at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. Saturday NBC plus 35 63
Georgia 1-1 vs. Arkansas State Noon Saturday ESPN2 minus 33.5 57
Virginia 2-0 vs. Florida State 7:30 p.m. Saturday ACC Network minus 7.5 57
Bowling Green 1-1 vs. Louisiana Tech 5 p.m. Saturday ESPN+ plus 10 58.5
USC 1-1 at Brigham Young 3:30 p.m. Saturday ABC minus 4 55.5
Michigan 0-2 Bye No spread No O/U
Virginia Tech 0-2 vs. Furman Noon Saturday ACC Network minus 21.5 64.5
Duke 1-1 at Middle Tennessee 7 p.m. Saturday Facebook Live minus 7 50.5
Navy 1-0 at Memphis 8 p.m. Thursday ESPN minus 7 53.5
Boston College 1-1 vs. Kansas 7:30 p.m. Friday ACC Network minus 21 53
Stanford 1-1 at UCF 3:30 p.m. Saturday ESPN plus 7.5 61


Joe Burrow, the Ohio State Buckeyes transfer, led the LSU Tigers to a 45-38 victory over the No. 9 Texas Longhorns and saw his Heisman odds jump dramatically. Burrow’s 31-for-39, 471 yard performance helped his odds improve from 200-to-1 to 5-to-1 at Westgate Superbook Las Vegas.

Burrow now has the second best odds behind the Alabama Crimson Tide’s Tua Tagovailoa and the same odds as two other quarterbacks: Trevor Lawrence (Clemson Tigers) and Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma Sooners).

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

Heisman Odds

Player Team Opening Week 1 (8/27) Week 2 (9/3) Week 3 (9/9)
Player Team Opening Week 1 (8/27) Week 2 (9/3) Week 3 (9/9)
Jake Fromm Georgia 40-to-1 18-to-1 30-to-1 300-to-1
Shea Patterson Michigan 20-to-1 20-to-1 40-to-1 100-to-1
D'Andre Swift Georgia 50-to-1 40-to-1 30-to-1 25-to-1
A.J. Dillon Boston College 40-to-1 50-to-1 100-to-1 100-to-1
J.T. Daniels USC 40-to-1 60-to-1 60-to-1 Off the board
Ian Book Notre Dame 60-to-1 100-to-1 200-to-1 200-to-1
K.J. Costello Stanford 60-to-1 100-to-1 500-to-1 1000-to-1


I couldn’t find anywhere that had posted Westgate Superbook’s championship odds, so we’ll look again at FanDuel’s odds.

  • Notre Dame: 40-to-1
  • Louisville: 500-to-1
  • New Mexico: 1000-to-1
  • Georgia: 9-to-1
  • Virginia: 200-to-1
  • Bowling Green: 1000-to-1
  • USC: 160-to-1 (previously: 100-to-1)
  • Michigan: 22-to-1 (previously: 19-to-1)
  • Virginia Tech: 250-to-1
  • Duke: 400-to-1
  • Navy: 500-to-1
  • Boston College: 300-to-1
  • Stanford: 200-to-1