Michigan Wolverines 2023 Football Season Betting Guide

Michigan Wolverines 2023 Football Season Betting Guide

Not long ago, the Michigan Wolverines were thinking of putting coach John Harbaugh out of a job. Following two consecutive Big Ten championships and wins over vaunted rival Ohio State, everyone is now ready to embrace wearing Harbaugh’s khaki pants year-round.

While Big Blue has made a lot of progress, the Wolverines are now ready to take the next step of the program and win in the College Football Playoffs after consecutive failures.

Here’s a look at what to expect from the Wolverines in 2023.

Let’s see if the Michigan Wolverines have what it takes to back the betting odds to win the National Championship.


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Michigan Wolverines | Big Ten Conference during the 2023 NCAA Division I FBS football season
TCU Odds to Win Championship: +1025
School: University of Michigan
Head coach: Jim Harbaugh | 9th season
Home field: Michigan Stadium | Ann Arbor, Michigan


Great Expectations

Michigan will return starting quarterback J.J. McCarthy to the fold in 2023. McCarthy is a solid field general who is capable of making plays in a run-heavy attack. He passed for 2,739 yards with 22 touchdowns and five interceptions last season.

With McCarthy returning and another strong offensive line in front of him, the Wolverines’ over/under for wins was set at 10.5 games. Michigan was +900 to win the national championship.


Wolverines have a Soft Schedule

Michigan isn’t a team that will challenge itself out of Big Ten play this year. The Wolverines will open the season with four straight home games, three of which are out-of-conference games. Michigan will host East Carolina, UNLV, and Bowling Green to open the season.

If things play out as expected for Michigan, the Wolverines may be able to get out to a 6-0 start with little resistance.


Nebraska, Michigan State are Wild Cards

The Cornhuskers may be Michigan’s toughest game in the first six weeks. While Matt Rhule is attempting to rebuild the program, he has a history of success at the college level. Making a trip to Nebraska may not be the easiest of tasks.

Michigan State took a bit of a nose dive under Mel Tucker last season. The Spartans, who have tortured Harbaugh during his tenure at Michigan, didn’t provide much of a challenge during a 29-7 win over Michigan last season.


Veteran’s Day Collision

Michigan’s last big test before an end-of-the-season showdown with Ohio State will be a road battle with Penn State No. 11 in State College, Pa. 

Some people believe the Nittany Lions have the team that could challenge for the division title with Ohio State and Michigan. Losing this game wouldn’t be the end of the world, but it would eliminate the margin of error for winning the division.


Prediction and the Game

Michigan has beaten Ohio State for two consecutive seasons. Both teams will have high expectations again this season and hope to win the Big Ten again. The Wolverines will need to clean on their strong defense and veteran experience to win. This may be a year where Michigan gets tripped up once or twice.

The Wolverines will go just under the total, being doomed by losses to Ohio State and Penn State.

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2023 Michigan Football Schedule

All times ET
1Sep. 2 East Carolina Pirates 12:00pm ET
2Sep. 9 UNLV Rebels 3:30pm ET
3Sep. 16 Bowling Green Falcons 7:30pm ET
4Sep. 23 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (HC)12:00pm ET
5Sep. 30 at Nebraska Cornhuskers Time TBA ET
6Oct. 7 at Minnesota Golden Gophers Time TBA ET
7Oct. 14 Indiana Hoosiers Time TBA ET
8Oct. 21 at Mississippi State Bulldogs Time TBA ET
9Oct. 28 OFF
10Nov. 4 Purdue Boilermakers Time TBA ET
11Nov. 11 at 8 Penn State Nittany Lions 12:00pm ET
12Nov. 18 at Maryland Terrapins Time TBA ET
13Nov. 25 5 Ohio State Buckeyes 12:00pm ET

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