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Notre Dame Fighting IrishMichigan Wolverines
Sep 10, 8:00 PM | Turf of Michigan Stadium

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Michigan Wolverines Odds

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The Wolverines will try to win and cover the spread at Michigan Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Fighting Irish in Week 2 action.

The Fighting Irish will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Wolverines are 1-0 ATS. Notre Dame is 0-1 on the totals; Michigan is 0-1.

View Notre Dame vs Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Wolverines pegged as 3.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by the books at 55.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Wolverines - Fighting Irish odds would favor the Wolverines if the lines were set according to power ranks. Michigan is rated No. 64 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Fighting Irish sit at No. 76. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 46-19 win for the Wolverines.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan's #53-ranked offense (34 PPG) against a Fighting Irish defense that ranks #67 at 23 PPG. The Wolverines passing attack has averaged 98 yards per game, less than the Fighting Irish give up through the air (128 YPG on average).

Notre Dame lost its last outing, a 23-20 result against South Florida on September 3. Notre Dame failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite, while the 43 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Michigan won its last outing, a 34-10 result against Western Michigan on September 3. Michigan covered in that game as a 14.5-point favorite, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

A few Fighting Irish at Wolverines trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 6 games
Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Notre Dame's last 23 games on the road
Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Notre Dame
Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Notre Dame
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 6 games at home
Michigan is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Notre Dame home to Michigan State, Saturday, September 17
Michigan home to Eastern Michigan, Saturday, September 17

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