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unless you are betting, why does the spread matter so much? Couldn't care less if ND was a +100 or -100.

 

Then YOU should have IGNORED this thread.

 

As someone that used to bet a lot, I am always curious to see what the oddsmakers think. I was curious to see what they would come up with, with Barkley out and thought some other people would be too.

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Then YOU should have IGNORED this thread.

 

As someone that used to bet a lot, I am always curious to see what the oddsmakers think. I was curious to see what they would come up with, with Barkley out and thought some other people would be too.

 

Ahhh, so it wasn't just me to take his response as a bit rude?

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Before last weekend (healthy Barkley, pre-USC loss to UCLA), we were 1.5-point underdogs on Sportsbook's "Games of the Year". So we gained a huge 7.5 point boost from last weekend. And the spread opened at -6, then the public hammered USC and it dropped to as low as -4 immediately, then went back up to -6. This is a very unusual line.

 

On another note, there is a site that is releasing betting lines for the National Championship, assuming that ND and Alabama are in it (I'm guessing they would return the money if it's not them), and Alabama opened at -10.5, then it dropped down to -10 because 80% of the money was on Notre Dame. That surprised me because it seems like everyone thinks Bama would beat us by 21 with DAT SEC SPEED.

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Well if the public pounds ND and the line doesn't move, then i'll be worried... last weekend 80% of the public money was on K-State over Baylor at -12.. and vegas didn't seem to care.. i knew that was going to be a public massacre before the game even started..

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You gotta think that most of the betting this year, especially since Oklahoma, has been more wishful thinking on the part of haters than actual expectations that ND will lose. It's also why 3 coaches wouldn't vote ND #1 and why ND is consistently voted #5-10 in the fan/user polls. Or why 75% of the ESPN user base said that ND is not the best team in college football.

 

It's all wishful thinking. 75% of the country either doesn't think ND is back or never wants ND to be back. And as long as the haters drive the odds against ND, I'm totally fine with playing the underdog.

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It matters a ton. Vegas is really smart.

I thought it would be only 3. Love the 6. Go Irish !!!

 

I totally agree. Obviously they will be off....like favoring Oregon by 21 over Stanford, but generally speaking, the lines are a good indicator of how the game will go.

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It seems that Vegas has missed the boat with ND for a lot of this season. Hopefully, they're not broke yet. I'd hate to see those guys have to go make a living... ;)

 

Actually, Notre Dame is only 6-5 against the spread this year. Wins vs. Navy, MSU, Michigan, Miami, OU, and Wake. Somehow, we were 8-point favorites vs. Stanford.

 

If you really want to make money, bet on Kansas State. Year in and year out, they are always underrated. Vegas knows that the public just never thinks much of KSU. This year, they are 8-2-1 against the spread.

 

I was racking my brain for an example of a team that's done poorly vs. the spread this year (who has been overrated this entire year...?) and the light bulb went off...U$C! So I checked, and, sure enough, they are 3-8 against the spread. Good omen? I hope so.

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