USC Trojans vs. Stanford Cardinal Point Spread

Betting Odds

Point Spread Line: Notre Dame -3.5
Moneyline: Notre Dame -200 / Michigan +170
Over/Under: 56.5

Time: 7:30 PM EST Saturday September 6, 2014, NBC

Two disappointing teams from 2013 can set the tone for their 2014 campaign with a win over their rival in this important Week 2 game for both schools.

Last season the Wolverines beat the Fighting Irish 41-30 with both teams racing up over 400 yards of offense. That was a completely different situation than the 2012 game that neither team reached 300 yards with Notre Dame getting the 13-6 win with 239 total yards of offense.

The 2012 win by the Irish was the only loss in the yearly series for Michigan since 2008 with the Wolverines winning and covering the point spread in 4 of the 5 games.

In their last games Michigan beat Appalachian State 52-14 and Notre Dame beat Rice 48-17 with both teams getting the win against the betting line.

This season Notre Dame is 1-0 at home and the Michigan is 0-0 on the road.

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Michigan: 1-0 SU 1-0 ATS
Notre Dame: 1-0 SU 1-0 ATS
Key Betting Trends
  • MICH is 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 road games.
  • MICH is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • MICH has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
  • ND is 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
  • ND is 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
  • ND has an Under record of 25-11 in their last 36 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Michigan: 79.05
Notre Dame: 86.25
Key Player Injuries

MICHIGAN
[RB] 08/28/2014 - Ty Isaac out indefinitely ( Eligibility )
[WR] 08/28/2014 - Drake Harris out indefinitely ( Hamstring )
[OL] 09/01/2014 - Graham Glasgow missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Notre Dame ( Suspension Served )
[DB] 09/01/2014 - Jabrill Peppers injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Notre Dame ( Ankle )
[DB] 08/09/2014 - Delano Hill out indefinitely ( Jaw )
[TE] 08/02/2014 - Jake Butt out indefinitely ( Knee )

NOTRE DAME
[WR] 08/09/2014 - Torii Hunter Jr. out indefinitely ( Groin )
[LB] 08/19/2014 - Ishaq Williams out indefinitely ( Academics )
[DB] 08/16/2014 - KeiVarae Russell out indefinitely ( Academics )
[LB] 08/16/2014 - Kendall Moore out indefinitely ( Academics )
[WR] 08/16/2014 - DaVaris Daniels out indefinitely ( Academics )
[LB] 08/31/2014 - Jarrett Grace "?" Saturday vs. Michigan ( Knee )
[S] 08/29/2014 - Eilar Hardy out indefinitely ( Academics )
[DB] 08/30/2014 - Austin Collinsworth out indefinitely ( Knee )

Next Game
Michigan vs. Miami of Ohio
Notre Dame vs. Purdue

Point Spread Pick

Last season's entire scale of work would have you on the Irish, but we're not so certain that Notre Dame is not primed for a big down turn this season. Michigan on the other hand is out to prove that last season's poor play is a thing of the past. Note that the Wolverines finished the regular season with 3 straight point spread covers and did win and beat the line last season back in Ann Arbour versus the Fighting Irish.
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