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Michigan Wolverines Visit Northwestern Wildcats in Week 11 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Michigan Wolverines


Northwestern Wildcats
Saturday, November 08, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Ryan Field


The Michigan Wolverines staved off a coaching change for at least one more week with a win and cover over Indiana last Saturday, while the Northwestern Wildcats lost their third straight game both SU and ATS in a 48-7 debacle at Iowa.

Two of the more disappointing teams of this college football season meet when the Wolverines and Wildcats get together Saturday afternoon in Evanston.

The last time these teams met, last year at the Big House, three-point home dog Michigan scrambled in the last ticking seconds to kick a game-tying field goal, then won it in three overtimes 27-19 for its eighth victory in the last nine games in this series.

Northwestern is bleeding money at 3-15 ATS in its last 18 games, 1-10 ATS past 11 at home.

Michigan Wolverines vs Northwestern Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Northwestern Wildcats were listed as -2-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines. The total was sitting around 41.5 midweek at BetOnline.

Computer Prediction: Michigan Wolverines vs Northwestern Wildcats Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 31-27 victory for the Wolverines. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Michigan Wolverines vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Northwestern Wildcats have seen them go 3-5 and 2-6 ATS so far this season, while the Michigan Wolverines are at 4-5 and 4-5 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Michigan Wolverines are 3-5-1, while the Northwestern Wildcats are 2-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northwestern vs Michigan injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Northwestern Wildcats rated this week at No. 92 and the Michigan Wolverines sitting at No. 68.

How Michigan Wolverines vs Northwestern Wildcats Stats Matchup

The game also pits Northwestern's No. 116-ranked offense, averaging 19.12 PPG, against a Michigan defense that ranks No. 30 this week at 21.67 PPG. The Northwestern aerial game is averaging 205.25 yards per game, more than the Michigan Wolverines secondary allows through the air, 189.22 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Michigan Wolverines own the league's No. 15-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 115.67 yards per game when on the road. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 108 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Michigan got a 122-yard performance from Drake Johnson as a key part of its 34-10 win over Indiana.


Northwestern didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Hawkeyes as Iowa blasted them 48-7 in Week 10 action.

Michigan Wolverines vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Odds Trends

Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Michigan's last 15 games
Michigan is 8-16-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 3-15 ATS in its last 18 games
Northwestern is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Northwestern's last 15 games
Northwestern is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan home to Maryland, Saturday, November 22nd
Northwestern at Notre Dame, Saturday, November 15th