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Public betting splits and line movement for the Rose Bowl: Alabama vs. Notre Dame

We break down the public betting splits and how the lines have moved for Alabama and Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl.

The Alabama Crimson Tide celebrate after beating the Florida Gators in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Not many people expect the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to stay competitive with the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Rose Bowl from Arlington, Texas today. Nick Saban’s bunch are heavily favored to win the national championship for a reasoni.

So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

Right now Alabama is a 20-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, with 57% of the cash and 50% of the bets on the Tide to roll.

Is the public right? The only thing Bama bettors need to worry about here is the backdoor, and Notre Dame’s running game. Devonta Smith, Najee Harris, Mac Jones and them boys are going to score basically every time they touch the ball.


The total is 66, with 80% of the cash and 79% of the tickets on the over.

Is the public right? We’re writing this at 10:00 a.m. on game day, and it’s possible Alabama is already up 14 points. Scoring will not be an issue, but what might be is the Tide taking the air out of the ball with a big lead late.


Notre Dame is a +575 underdog, and is getting 28% of the cash and 21% of the tickets at present. That makes Alabama a -1000 favorite with 72% and 79%.

Is the public right? Oh heck yeah. They could play this game 100 times, and Alabama might win all 100. It should be a beating in Arlington today.

Rose Bowl: Alabama vs. Notre Dame

Opening line: Alabama -19.5
Current line: Alabama -20

RTR, and maybe I just got a little too much ‘Bama in me, but this team is so impressive it’s hard to see how they lose today. And it’ll be the Tide offense doing most of the damage.

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