Notre Dame season win total odds


SOUTH BEND, IN (TheSpread) – Notre Dame took a step back in the 2013 season and oddsmakers see that trend continuing in 2014. Will it?

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According to oddsmakers at, the over/under win total odds for Notre Dame has been set at 7.5 this season. The over has odds of -145, while the under has a money line of +115.

Notre Dame is in its fifth season under Brian Kelly. After reaching the BCS Championship Game two season ago, the Irish went 9-4 in 2013 after dealing with some player conduct problems.

Offensively, Notre Dame averaged just 27.4 points and 406.2 yards per game last season, but the offense should get a boost this year with Everett Golson returning to the team to play quarterback. He threw for 2,405 yards and 12 scores as a freshman when he led the Irish to the title game. Golson has a strong receiver in DaVaris Daniels back. He had 49 catches for 745 yards and seven scores. The Irish also have three starters back on the offense line.

Defensively, Notre Dame was strong, but not nearly as dominant as it was in 2012. The Irish gave up 22.4 points and 366.2 yards per game last year and have five starters back this season. The Irish should be very strong in the secondary and have depth at both spots. KeiVarae Russell is getting a lot of buzz at cornerback and Austin Collinsworth had three interceptions in 2013 at safety. Will linebacker Jaylon Smith had 67 tackles last season and will be back this year to lead the front seven.

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The 2014 schedule for Notre Dame is a little lighter than it has been in year’s past. The Irish avoid Michigan State this season, but still face the likes of Stanford, Florida State and USC. The Irish will host Rice, Michigan, Stanford, UNC, Northwestern and Louisville. They will hit the road to face Florida State, Arizona State and USC. They have three neutral-site games against Syracuse, Purdue and Navy. If Golson can give the offense a boost, the Irish should be able to get to eight wins this year. Eight wins seems to be setting the bar low for a team that had nine wins last year and was unbeaten in the regular season in 2012.

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