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Notre Dame vs. BYU odds: Irish nearly 2-touchdown favorites over Cougars

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are nearly 2-touchdown favorites over BYU, a large number considering the Irish's offensive struggles and BYU's stout defense.

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are nearly two-touchdown favorites over the BYU Cougars for their game on Saturday, Oct. 20th. The line opened at -14 for the Irish, and has shifted downward slightly as the week has progressed. Most houses have the game as either Notre Dame -13 or -13.5. The over/under for the game is only 40 points, but considering the strength of both teams are their defenses, it's not that low of a number. The over/under has drifted down from 41.5.

Notre Dame is 4-2 this season against the spread, while BYU is 3-4. Interestingly, Notre Dame is only 2-2 at home against the spread. The Irish and Cougars have both only hit the over once this year, making the under a tempting proposition. The average total points for games involving Notre Dame this year is 39.2.

For more lines for this weekends' games, check out SB Nation's odds page, courtesy of OddsShark.com.