Week 0 of the 2023 NCAA Football season is upon us, delivering seven games of collegiate action this Saturday. Online college football betting sites are geared up for this weekend with game lines for each contest.
Kicking off the season is Notre Dame vs. Navy, which is being played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. The game begins at 2:30 PM EST, and current lines suggest that it will not be a competitive affair.
Navy vs. Notre Dame (#13)
Point SpreadL Navy +21.0, Notre Dame -21.0
Moneyline Odds To Win: Navy +775, Notre Dame -1500
If the above betting line proves correct, the Fighting Irish will best the Midshipmen by three touchdowns in the 2023 Aer Lingus College Football Classic.
This is the third time that ND and Navy have played in Ireland. On this occasion, Notre Dame is the home team and will sport unique uniforms, according to the following tweet.
Tá Notre Dame sa Bhaile
3️⃣rd time in Ireland
1️⃣st time as home team ☘️
Notre Dame are at home#GoIrish☘️ pic.twitter.com/3mMAoNecnT
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 6, 2023
Notre Dame is currently ranked 13th overall, and that status will likely improve as their first four games appear to be warmups for their September 23rd matchup with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Irish won’t be out of the CFP mix if they lose to Ohio State, but they’ll need to keep it close with the Buckeyes and also beat USC and Clemson later this season.
The odds for betting on the CFP National Champions also rank ND 12th, so now is the time to place your wagers if you believe they’ll go all the way and hoist the trophy in NRG Stadium this January.
2023 CFP Championship Futures
Ohio State +800
Florida State +1700
Penn State +2000
Texas A&M +3500
Notre Dame +4000
The other key matchup of the day begins at 8:00 PM when the San Jose State Spartans test their might against the 6th-ranked USC Trojans in Los Angeles.
San Jose State @ USC (#6)
Point Spread: San Jose State +30.5, USC -30.5
Moneyline Odds To Win: San Jose State +1600, USC -10000
The Trojans are holding the best odds to win the Pac-12 conference in its final year before eight teams scatter to the Big Ten and Big 12. The Spartans are forecasted for a beat down at the hands of USC to the tune of 30.5 points.
USC’s opening schedule provides cupcake opponents leading up to the Notre Dame game. The Trojans will likely be undefeated for that October 14th matchup, and the Irish could enter the game with only one loss to the Buckeyes.
There are five more games on Saturday, and although none of them feature any potential qualifiers for the CFP, all of the point spreads are narrower than what’s offered for ND and USC.
Week 0 Betting Lines
5:30 PM – UTEP @ Jacksonville State
Point Spread: UTEP -1.0, Jacksonville State +1.0
Moneyline Odds To Win: UTEP -115, Jacksonville State -105
7:00 PM – Massachusetts @ New Mexico State
Point Spread: Massachusetts +6.5, New Mexico State -6.5
Moneyline Odds To Win: Massachusetts +220, New Mexico State -270
7:00 PM – Ohio @ San Diego State
Point Spread: Ohio +2.5, San Diego State -2.5
Moneyline Odds To Win: Ohio +115, San Diego State -135
7:30 PM – Hawaii @ Vanderbilt
Point Spread: Hawaii +17.5, Vanderbilt -17.5
Moneyline Odds To Win: Hawaii +625, Vanderbilt -1000
9:00 PM – Florida International @ Louisiana Tech
Point Spread: Florida International +11.0, Louisiana Tech -11.0
Moneyline Odds To Win: Florida International +335, Louisiana Tech -450