Notre Dame vs. Old Dominion - Are the Irish Money in the Bag?

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Perhaps the most talked about potential upset in the NCAA Tournament this year is Siena upsetting a beat up Purdue team but many experts have stated Notre Dame should be on upset alert later this morning against Old Dominion.

There is one area that points to the Irish's favor...Vegas.

Perhaps its because the Irish are 8-0 against the spread in the last 8 contests but gamblers have been all over betting the Irish and giving the 2.5 points against Old Dominion in today's game.

How much do the gamblers like Notre Dame so far??

According to the website Covers.com, 72% of their bets (over 2000 total) have been in Notre Dame's favor; only Baylor -10.5 vs. Sam Houston State is a more popular pick today by percentages.  Of Covers' 13 combined team experts that have made their picks, 12 have taken the Irish to cover the 2.5 point spread.

Take it for what its worth, obviously the goal in Vegas is for the richest to get richer.  However at least the Irish are getting a vote of confidence in one area.

For those interested, I'll be here live-blogging for the game this afternoon so in case you want to chat during the game stop by and check it out.

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