|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on NCAAFCollege football odds handicappers have a fantastic college football betting matchup that has come out of nowhere as Michigan hosts Notre Dame. College football odds players were startled at the impressive college football betting openers of both teams and now are taking a second look at them both.
Notre Dame entered action against the college football odds as a team that was considered one of the biggest college football betting overlays that you could find. Head coach Charlie Weiss faces a do or die online betting season in which a BCS bowl is a near necessity in order for him to keep his job. Weiss and the Fighting Irish could not have been more impressive in their opener against the college football odds as they shutout Nevada 35-0 as 14.5-point home favorites. Junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who has underachieved against the college football odds in his first two seasons, was most impressive against the Wolfpack as he was 15-18 for 315 yards with 4 touchdown passes.
The Irish return 9 starters to offense this year and offense was supposed to be Weiss’ strength against the college football odds. Upon his hiring he bragged that Notre Dame would have a “schematic advantage” that has yet to consistently materialize.
Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez was also under considerable fire after a tough transition year against the college football odds in 2008 in which the Wolverines went just 3-9 straight up and 2-10 against the spread. Rodriguez had to face the fire of the media and some fans as allegations were brought last week that he over-worked the players.
Michigan responded to the controversy and rallied behind their coach with an impressive performance against the college football odds last Saturday as they blew out Western Michigan 31-7 as 13-point home favorites. Rich Rod’s offense took off for a total of 439 total yards including 242 on the ground for impressive balance against the college football odds.
Notre Dame has covered 7 out of their last 10 games on the road and has gone under the total in 10 out of their last 13 road games. The Irish have covered 7 out of the last 10 matchups in this head to head series including a 35-17 win and cover as 1-point home chalks last year.