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Michigan to Face BYU as Home Favorite

The Michigan Wolverines will be gunning for a third straight SU win when they face the BYU Cougars in Week 4 action.

Shark Bites
  • Michigan has only surrendered one sack so far this season.
  • BYU RB Adam Hine is averaging 6.1 yards per carry.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Michigan’s past seven games.

The Wolverines, 22-2 SU in their last 24 September contests, held Oregon State and UNLV to just 14 total points in the wins, but failed to cover as 32.5-point favorites in their 28-7 victory over the Rebels, dropping them to 2-4 ATS in their past six.

The Cougars fell to No. 22 in the national rankings following their disappointing 24-23 loss to UCLA last Saturday, ending the squad's six-game SU win streak in September.

BYU has now won three straight ATS, and is 3-2 SU in their last five, while pegged as underdogs in each of those contests, and has seen the point total play OVER in four of their last five.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Michigan Wolverines in this game found them listed as -6-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 20-19 result in favor of the Wolverines. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

BYU Cougars vs Michigan Wolverines Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Michigan Wolverines are 2-1 overall and 1-2 ATS against the spread, while the Cougars are 2-1 and 3-0 ATS. As for the totals, Michigan is 0-3 on the OU, and BYU is 2-1 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan vs BYU injuries news.

The game pits the Michigan Wolverines, currently No. 49 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the BYU Cougars, who rate No. 46 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Michigan's No. 86-ranked offense, averaging 26.67 PPG, against a BYU defense that ranks No. 77 this week at 25.33 PPG. The Michigan aerial game is averaging 194 yards per game, less than the BYU Cougars secondary allows through the air, 240.67 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the BYU Cougars own the league's No. 76-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 211 yards per game when on the road. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 34 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Paul Perkins ran through the UCLA defense for 219 yards in BYU's last game, but the Cougars still lost a 24-23 decision at Rose Bowl.

UNLV didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Wolverines as Michigan blasted them 28-7 in Week 3 action.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • BYU is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games
  • BYU is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan's last 7 games
  • Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

BYU home to Connecticut, Friday, October 2nd
Michigan at Maryland, Saturday, October 3rd