|ESPN College Football Game of the Week Odds: Notre Dame vs. Michigan|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 09 September 2011 16:00|
Notre Dame vs. Michigan Odds
Michigan is 1-0 on the season and Notre Dame is 0-1 on the year. The Wolverines are also 1-0 against the point spread odds while the Irish are 0-1. Both teams went under the point total odds in their season opener. The underdog has won six the last seven games in this series.
Trends show that the underdog is 6-1 against the spread in the last 7 games in this series while Notre Dame is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games. Michigan is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in September and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
Oddsmakers have made Notre Dame the favorite in this game, giving the Fighting Irish odds of -3 at Michigan. The over/under total has been set at 55 points. (View Matchup)
Notre Dame opened the season with a surprising 23-20 loss at home to South Florida. The Fighting Irish had a number of errors occur in the game, as they committed eight penalties and had five turnovers. Despite having 508 yards of offense and holding the Bulls to 254 total yards, Notre Dame couldn’t come up with the win. Tommy Rees threw for 296 yards and two touchdowns in the loss and was named the starting quarterback for this game after starting last week as the backup.
Michigan defeated Western Michigan 34-10 in a game that was shortened by weather. The Wolverines won their opener under new coach Brady Hoke thanks to a pair of defensive touchdowns. Michigan forced three turnovers from the Broncos and also had a number of sacks. The Michigan offense had just 288 yards but was in limited action. Quarterback Denard Robinson threw for 98 yards and rushed for 46 while Fitzgerald Toussaint had 80 yards on the ground on 11 carries and also had two touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Michigan punter Will Hagerup is suspended until Oct. 1 while Notre Dame tight end Jake Golic is out until mid-October with a arm injury.
Over 7,000 Public Bets have been placed on this game and Michigan is getting 70% of the wagers with odds of +3 against Notre Dame on Saturday night.