Michigan State Vs Notre Dame Odds & PickNoah Williams
The online college football betting odds favor the 18th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish by 7.5-points to beat the 12th-ranked Michigan State Spartans. Both teams be looking to record consecutive victories when they square off Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium on NBC.
Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most value.
Michigan State Vs Notre Dame Odds & Pick
What: No. 12 Michigan State Spartans (1-0) at No.18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-1)
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Start Time: 7:30 PM ET
Where: Notre Dame, IN
Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium
Spread: Notre Dame -7.5
Game Total: Michigan State +266 Vs Notre Dame -310
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Michigan State vs Notre Dame
Bet The Michigan State Spartans at +7.5 Because…
Michigan State (1-0 SU, 0-1 ATS) is well rested after getting a bye on Week 2 following their 28-13 win over Furman in their opener two weeks ago.
Quarterback Tyler O’Connor completed a blistering 13 of 18 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns in the opener while running back L.J. Scott added 105 rushing yards and one score. Wide receivers Felton Davis III and Josiah Price added touchdown grabs in the win.
Defensively, Michigan State held Furman to a paltry 13 points and 226 yards of offense. Chris Frey leads the Spartans with nine tackles while Evan Jones has one sack and Andrew Dowell, one interception.
The Spartans were originally scheduled to play No. 1 Alabama on Sept. 10, but when the defending national champs didn’t want to play Michigan State on their own home field, the pending rivalry was canceled. Now, head coach Mark Dantonio is trying to keep his team focused.
"Yeah, it’s tough," Dantonio said. "It’s been a question throughout the process, you know. I think we’re the only team in America that plays has a bye the second week of the season, and then plays a Power 5 team that next week. So there’s not a lot to compare to that."
Bet The Notre Dame Fighting Irish at -7.5 Because…
Notre Dame (1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS) laid a 39-10 smackdown on Nevada the last time out to cash in as a 27.5-point favorite one week after getting upset by Texas in their opener.
Quarterback DeShone Kizer completed 15 of 18 passes for 156 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the win while running back Josh Adams added 106 rushing yards on 10 carries. Defensively, Notre Dame is allowing a stunning 30 points and 408.5 yards per game.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
I know Notre Dame is playing at home in this contest, but really, the Fighting Irish have underachieved a lot this season, even in winning their last game.
I love Michigan State’s consistency and defense under Mark Dantonio and I believe they’re going to easily cover the foolishly high point spread. The Spartans may be 0-6 ATS in their last six non-conference games, but they’re also 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 road games.
While Notre Dame has gone 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record, the Fighting Irish are also just 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games against teams from the Big Ten.
The Spartans are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine meetings in Notre Dame while the road team in this series has gone 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 meetings.