No coach in recent college football history arrived with more fanfare and higher expectations than Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. They called him “Khaki Jesus” and his first two years were full of energy and confrontation. Harbaugh recruited the country and held camps all across the United States. He held star studded recruiting nights with such big names as Derek Jeter. In the spring he took his team on exotic trips to Europe and other countries across the pond. He angered millions and faced a barrage of criticism but the Maize and Blue faithful ate it up. However, since Michigan’s epic and heartbreaking loss at Ohio State in 2016 there has been a noticeable change in Harbaugh. It’s as if he never recovered his intensity after that game. Now Michigan is getting dominated by teams like the Indiana Hoosiers. The program is regressing. And the Honeymoon is over. Saturday night the Wolverines host the Wisconsin Badgers.
Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Wolverines
When:Saturday, November 14, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET
Where:Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
College Football Odds at BookMaker.eu
Wisconsin Badgers -3.5
Michigan Wolverines +3.5
Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Wolverines Bookmaker Odds Analysis
In this situation the gambling public is fleeing Michigan. Wisconsin is a strong program but isn’t normally a favorite at the Big House. Harbaugh has lost the masses.
Wisconsin Badgers Team Overview
Wisconsin destroyed Illinois 45-7 in their only game as 20.5-point home chalk with the game going over 51.5. Freshman quarterback Graham Mertz was 20-21 passing for 248 yards and five touchdowns which earned a tweet from Patrick Mahomes. Of great concern was that the patented Badgers ground attack was lackluster. Wisconsin had their last two games cancelled due to COVID-19.
Michigan Wolverines Team Overview
Michigan is 1-2 straight up and against the spread with 2-1 over the total. Last Saturday the Wolverines lost at Indiana 38-31 as 4.5-point road chalk. Over the total of 54.5 paid too. Michigan ranks 45th for both total and scoring offense. On defense the Maize and Blue ranks 66th overall and 67th for points allowed. Michigan ranks an abysmal 82nd for rushing offense. The late great Bo Schembechler is raging in his grave.
Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Wolverines Against the Spread
Wisconsin has covered the spread in just 13 of their last 28 games. As road favorites the Badgers are 4-2 vs. the odds. In Big Ten games the Badgers are 9-11 on the board. In Big Ten matchups the Badgers are 11-9 over the total.
Michigan is 14-15 against the spread in all games. At the Big House the Wolverines are 9-6 vs. the odds. In Big Ten games Michigan is 12-9 on the board. And as a dog the Michigan Men are 1-3 to the line. Michigan has gone over the total in 19 of their last 29 games. As a dog the Maize and Blue is 3-1 over the total. In Big Ten games the Wolverines are 15-6 to the over.
Michigan has covered just two of their last 13 games against Wisconsin. Six of the last eight games between these two teams have gone over the total. In the last seven meetings between these teams at the Big House Michigan has gotten the cash just two times. Three of the last four games between these teams at Michigan Stadium have gone over the total.
Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Wolverines Bookmaker Free Pick
Michigan is all sizzle and no steak. It’s amazing how the program has slipped under Harbaugh. Now there is increased talk of a mutual parting of the ways after the season. Wisconsin has owned this head to head series and ran the Wolverines off the field 35-14 last year.
Badgers at Wolverines Bookmaker Best Bet: Wisconsin Badgers
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