Sportsbook Lines: Notre Dame vs. Michigan State

Today's news out of Notre Dame is that the Fighting Irish will be joining the Athletic Coast Conference for all sports besides football, although their football program will play 5 games per year against ACC opponents. As soon as they are able to leave the Big East, the school will be part of the ACC. But in the meantime, the Irish take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday evening at 8:00 PM ET in Spartan Stadium, with the game to be televised on ABC. Check the Internet Sportsbook Lines for Notre Dame vs. Michigan State Game.

The No. 20 ranked Irish come into this game after winning both their home and road openers. They moved up a couple of spots after defeating Purdue in Week 2, 20-17. After QB Everett Golson suffered a hand injury, backup Tommy Rees, returning from a one-game suspension, led the Irish to a close victory, just barely avoiding overtime. Golson is, however, expected to return against the Spartans after throwing for 289 yards against the Boilermakers.

The No. 10 ranked Spartans also come into this game winning their first two, including destroying Central Michigan in Week 2 by a score of 41-7. That earned the Spartans a move from the 11th ranked spot to number 10. Against the Chippewas, Michigan State was up 24-0 at the half, and 31-0 after three quarters. In their first two games, the Spartans have yet to allow for an offensive touchdown, giving up just 37 and 72 yards rushing.

Michigan State is on a 9-3 run ATS lately. The Irish are on a 7-3 run ATS as the underdog, and 5-2 ATS as road dogs. Start your Offshore Sportsbook Action on Notre Dame vs. Michigan State Game.

In 2011, Notre Dame was favored by 5 points over Michigan State, winning 31-13 and covering. In 2010, the Spartans were 3 ½ point favorites, winning 34-31 in overtime but failing to cover. In 2009, the Irish were favored by 10, winning 33-30 but failing to cover. And in 2008, the Spartans were favored by 9, winning and covering with a final score of 23-9. The Spartans are 11-4 ATS in this series overall. The visitor is 8-2 ATS in this series.

Michigan State is a 6 point home favorite over Notre Dame. The over/under is set at 42 ½ points.

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