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Wildcats open as underdog vs Wolverines

Michigan WolverinesNorthwestern Wildcats
Oct 8, 7:00 PM | Grass of Ryan Field

Michigan Wolverines vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

5-0TEAM RECORD2-2

The Wildcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Wolverines at Ryan Field in Week 6 action.

They will face the 5-0 Wolverines, who own a 4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 2-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wolverines are 2-3 favoring the OVER.

View Michigan vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup the Wildcats sat as 8-point underdogs . The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Wildcats, currently No. 88 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Wolverines, who rate No. 14 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 52-30 victory for the Wolverines.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern's No. 65-ranked offense (28.8 PPG) against a Wolverines defense that ranks No. 2 at 10.2 PPG. The Wildcats passing attack has averaged 167 yards per game, less than the Wolverines give up through the air (176.8 YPG on average).

Michigan was a 58-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against Minnesota. They covered the 21–point spread as favorites, while the total score (58) made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Northwestern was a 38-35 loser on the road against Illinois. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (73) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Wolverines at Wildcats trends to consider:
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Northwestern
Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing Northwestern
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games when playing Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern's last 7 games
Northwestern is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Michigan at Michigan State, Saturday, October 15
Northwestern at Iowa, Saturday, October 15

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