Early CFB Point Spreads

Submitted by orobs on June 11th, 2012 at 11:17 PM



Games of note:

Michigan vs. Alabama (-12)

Michigan at Notre Dame (-1)

Michigan State at Michigan (-6)

Michigan at Nebraska (+2)

Michigan at Ohio State (+2)



Boise State at Michigan State (-6)

Navy vs. Notre Dame (-13.5)

Notre Dame at Michigan State (-3)

Ohio State at Michigan State (-5)

Nebraska at Ohio State (-1)

Notre Dame at Oklahoma (-11)

Michigan State at Wisconsin (-5)

Wisconsin at Nebraska (-3)

Ohio State at Penn State (+3.5)

Notre Dame at USC (-13)



June 12th, 2012 at 5:15 AM ^

I know it is in South Bend at that sooner or later our luck has to end in this series, I just don't see it happening this year.

Coastal Elite

June 12th, 2012 at 9:15 AM ^

I don't know, BK's job has to be on the line this year. ND's always going to lose at least one or two games they have no business dropping, so BK needs a win against either Mich or USC to stave off the Irish mobs coming to impale him on their hopelessly anachronistic expectations. Since USC is a legitimate national title contender and most likely out of reach for the Irish(especially playing in California), I have to think ND's most important game this year is Mich.


June 12th, 2012 at 7:30 AM ^

Brian Kelly's face will be many shades of red this coming season.....perhaps paint stores should replace the red color spectrum with pictures of Brian Kelly's face and all the different shades of red we'll get to see.


June 12th, 2012 at 9:14 AM ^

Notre Dame's turnover differential was pretty epic. They were -1.1 turnover per game relative to their opponents, and a lot of that was in the red zone (where the value of those turnovers is heightened). In spite of that, they ranked around 20th in strength of schedule adjusted point differential.

They went 8-5 with really terrible turnover results, and below average performance in close games.

I hate to say it, but the "sharp" action is gonna be on Notre Dame in a lot of these games. That team is primed for a major turnaround.


June 12th, 2012 at 12:03 PM ^

You mean Gary Gray?  Thats an addition by subtraction.  Incidentally, Lynch never played against UM.  As for RB, Cierre Wood is just as good if not better than Jonas Gray.  While Floyd is irreplacable, it forces Rees (if he will be starting) to find other targets.  Not to mention there is this unknown commodity at TE named Eifert.  I heard he is pretty good.


June 12th, 2012 at 9:57 AM ^

ND is a totally unknown quantity at this point. This could be the year they put it together, fix the self inflicted injuries, and come away 11-2 just as easily as it could be the year things spiral out of control. We don't even really know who the starting QB is and probably won't for much of the season. I feel like we will have the edge this year, but then again they're due and probably should have won last year if not for that crazy fourth quarter.


June 12th, 2012 at 11:08 AM ^

Normally, based on last year's bizarre turnover-ratio and sheer bad luck, you'd have to assume ND will fare better this season. They have plenty of returning talent, especially on D. And there's no way they'll fumble quite so often (right?)

But this year's schedule, coupled with the loss of Michael Floyd, won't allow a better record. It really is a killer schedule -- even worse than M's. ND won't beat USC or OU on the road; they'll split M/MSU and Stanford/Miami. And they could well drop one more, somewhere. ND's ceiling is 8-4 and back to The Champs Bowl; 7-5 and The Chik-fil-a Bowl is likely.


June 12th, 2012 at 12:07 PM ^

Observations: Mich-Ala spread is too much

Michigan should be favored against ND.

Mich-MSU spread is too much although Michigan should be favored.

We should be favored more against Nebraska.