A College Football Playoff contender hopes to continue rolling on Saturday when 2 Michigan hosts Bowling Green. The Wolverines have climbed to second in the nation behind 1 Georgia on the AP Poll. Michigan believes they have what it takes to cap off an undefeated season with a National Championship victory.
First thing first, though. The Wolverines must handle the Falcons. Will Michigan cover a massive spread? Or will Bowling Green play well enough for the spread line victory?
Check out College Football betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Michigan Wolverines versus Bowling Green Falcons.
Bowling Green vs. Michigan Odds and Betting Prediction for the Game | MyBookie Week 3 Regular Season Preview
Bowling Green Falcons vs. Michigan Wolverines | NCAAF Week 3
ATS Odds: Michigan -40.5
Money line Odds: Off
Over/Under Odds: 53.5
Saturday, September 16th, 2023 at 7:30 PM | FOX
Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Why Bet on Bowling Green versus Michigan
Last week, Bowling Green bounced back from a 34-24 loss to Liberty with a 38-15 victory over Eastern Illinois. Although neither Liberty nor Eastern Illinois comes close to the talent at Michigan, Bowling Green has shown they can score points.
Not only that, but the Falcons have 40 points to work with to get a win against the spread. Michigan may not want to beat Bowling Green by 41 points. So the spread line could be the most important factor in the Falcons’ favor.
Bowling Green Falcons Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 418.5
- Passing Yards: 252.5
- Rushing Yards: 166.0
- Points Scored: 31.0
- Turnovers: 0
Bowling Green Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 357.0
- Passing Yards: 196.5
- Rushing Yards: 160.5
- Points Scored: 24.5
- Takeaways: 1
Why Bet on Michigan versus Bowling Green
Although 40 points is a lot, Michigan sends the best defense in college football to the field. The Wolverines rank second in points allowed.
Bowling Green’s defense gave up 34 to Liberty and 15 to Eastern Illinois. So even if the favored squad doesn’t try to beat Bowling Green by 40 points. They may do so by default because Blake Corum, Donovan Edwards, and J.J. McCarthy will play at least a half and a half might be all the Maize & Blue require to grab a 49-0 lead.
Michigan Wolverines Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 447.0
- Passing Yards: 296.5
- Rushing Yards: 150.5
- Points Scored: 32.5
- Turnovers: 0
Michigan Wolverines Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 232.0
- Passing Yards: 150.0
- Rushing Yards: 82.0
- Points Scored: 5.0
- Takeaways: 1
Michigan vs Bowling Green Final Betting Prediction
Michigan is undefeated but the Wolverines are either being decent sportsmen or they are making an effort not to run up the score. It could be a bit of both.
The Wolverines only dropped 35 onto UNLV in a 35-7 win. In the game before, Michigan beat East Carolina 30-7. So the Wolverines are playing great football. They just aren’t trying to decimate opponents, which should lead to a Bowling Green cover.
The Falcons’ offense is every bit as good as UNLV’s. It might be as good as AAC squad East Carolina’s. In any case, once Michigan gets a 28-0 or 35-0 lead, the Wolverines will pull their offensive starting star players and coast to a win. The Maize & Blue take the straight up victory. Bowling Green covers.
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Bowling Green at Michigan Betting Trends
- Bowling Green is winless against the spread this year.
- Bowling Green has had one game (of one) hit the over this season.
- Michigan is winless against the spread this season.
- Michigan are 0-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
- The totals have gone OVER in 0 of Michigan’ last 2 games
- The totals have gone OVER in 0 of Michigan’ 2 last games at home
- Bowling Green are 0-1 in their road games against the spread
- The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Bowling Green’ last 2 games
- The totals have gone OVER in 1 of Bowling Green’ 1 last games at home
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