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The point spread for Saturday night’s game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Michigan Wolverines opened up at -3.5 in favor of the Irish at BetOnline Sportsbook. As of Thursday night, the line has been bet down to 3. The total opened up at 55.5 and has not moved. Right now, 59% of the betting public is on the Wolverines. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Fighting Irish are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a road favorite of 0.5-3.0.
Wolverines are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Wolverines are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Under is 5-1 in Fighting Irish last 6 games overall.
Under is 5-1 in Fighting Irish last 6 games in September.
Over is 9-3 in Wolverines last 12 games following a ATS win.
Over is 5-2 in Wolverines last 7 home games.
Fighting Irish are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Underdog is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
My Prediction: This looked like the year Notre Dame was making their big comeback to national prominence. Well, after week 1 you can pretty much forget about that for now. South Florida handled the Irish rather easily and now head coach Brian Kelly can’t decide who he wants to start at quarterback. Tommy Rees gets the start this week against an improved Michigan defense. The Wolverines offense is led by QB Denard Robinson who ran for 1,800 yards last year while throwing 18 touchdowns. This is the first night game at Michigan Stadium ever. If Michigan can get by the Irish this week, they should start the season 6-0 before facing Michigan State. I like the Wolverines to win this game, because I think Notre Dame is a mess right now.