Action Report: Even action at -21 as Notre Dame opens versus Rice


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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to put an
academic fraud investigation behind them and, at the very
least, start the season the right foot with a home victory
versus Rice Saturday.

According to oddsmakers, however, bettors aren’t lining up at
the betting window convinced that the Irish are prepared to
covers a three-touchdown spread to open the campaign.

“We opened this line up Notre Dame -24 and have since dropped
to where we currently sit at ND -21(-105),” says oddsmaker
Michael Stewart of
. “The action has been very even since
moving to ND -21 with 57 percent of the action on Rice and 43
percent of the action on Notre Dame.

As far as the total is concerned, the majority of bettors are
firmly behind the Over.

“The 51.5-point total is also seeing good two-way action with
68 percent on the on the Over and 32 percent on the under,”
says Stewart.


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