Week 3 odds - Minutemen vs. Wolverines
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Michigan Wolverines Odds
Week 3 action on Saturday will see the Wolverines looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Minutemen visit Michigan Stadium.
The Wolverines currently sports a record of 1-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-2 ATS. The Minutemen are 0-2 and 0-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wolverines post a 1-1 over under record this season, while the Minutemen have gone 1-1 against the number.
Betting Line: Oddsmakers opened the Wolverines as 45-point favorites in the game, while the betting total had not been set at the time of writing.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Wolverines sit at No. 66 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Minutemen are at No. 124 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Wolverines will win this game 14--13.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan's No. 89-ranked offense, averaging 22.5 PPG, against a Minutemen defense that ranks No. 112 this week at 41 PPG. The Wolverines aerial game is averaging 204 yards per game, less than the Minutemen secondary allows through the air, 255 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Minutemen own the league's No. 38-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 147 yards per game when on the road. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 38 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Massachusetts was a 45-6 loser at home against Indiana. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Massachusetts didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Hoosiers as Indiana blasted them 45-6 in Week 2 action.
Michigan won its last outing, a 31-25 result against Air Force on September 8. Michigan failed to cover in that game as a 21.5-point favorite, while the 56 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Denard Robinson went over the 100-yard mark (218) in his team's latest effort as Michigan defeated Air Force by a score of 31-25 on Saturday.
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing in September are 0-10
When playing on turf are 0-10
After being outgained are 1-2
When playing outside the conference are 0-10
Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
A few Minutemen at Wolverines trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan's last 9 games
Michigan is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Massachusetts at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, September 22
Michigan at Notre Dame, Saturday, September 22