If Georgia upsets Alabama in Saturday’s SEC title game, the Bulldogs will clinch the fourth spot in the College Football Playoff. If not, barring an upset, Oklahoma or Ohio State will claim the final berth.
JT Daniels’ TD pass with 48 seconds left for the Trojans made it 24-17 and caused more than $2 million in wagers on Notre Dame to swing from bettors to the books.
Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is doubtful after suffering a shoulder injury in Sunday night’s 25-20 win over Minnesota and Chase Daniel is expected to start.
It was that type of NFL Sunday for the betting public, which saw underdogs go 6-3-2 ATS with four outright upsets.
Notre Dame, No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, is a 10½-point favorite over No. 12 Syracuse on Saturday at Yankee Stadium in the week’s marquee matchup.
Underdogs were 7-4-1 ATS on Sunday with outright upsets by the Titans, Browns, Bills, Redskins and Cowboys.
Paul Stone has a stunning 45-15-3 record against the spread (75 percent) to lead the Golden Nugget’s $1,000-entry Ultimate Football Challenge.