Notre Dame Will Be Favored In All But 2 Games This Coming Season

first_imgNotre Dame football players in a huddle.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 11: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish warms up during a game against the Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)After playing ten games against Power 5 schools in 2018, Notre Dame will only play nine Power 5 opponents in 2019. But two of those games stand out as ones where the Fighting Irish might just meet their match.Betting odds from the FanDuel sports betting app show that Notre Dame will be favored in ten of their 12 regular season games this year. The two they’ll be underdogs in will be road games: at Georgia and at Michigan.The Georgia Bulldogs are favored in their game by a whopping 11.5 points. The Wolverines are favored by a strong 5.5 points.Despite boasting a better record than either of those schools last year, the Fighting Irish have not beaten the Wolverines in Ann Arbor since 2005, and lost to Georgia at home in 2017. #NotreDame will be a distinct underdog at both Georgia and Michigan this fall. @D_Farmer tries to find logic behind why by so much …— Notre Dame on NBC (@NDonNBC) May 31, 2019Both of those college football powerhouses are widely expected to compete for spots in the College Football Playoff next year. The other ten opponents on Notre Dame’s slate are, for the most part, not.As for Notre Dame, if the team has any hopes of making a second straight trip to the event, it’ll need to win at least one of those two games – along with the other ten games on its schedule.The College Football Playoff selection committee has yet to admit a two-loss team into the tournament.last_img