NCAA Over / Under Win Total wagering for Michigan Wolverines

Jul 22, 2012 4:00 AM

MICHIGAN WOLVERINES

(Note: GT sports editor Mark Mayer will assess the 35 college football teams on the LVH sports book list of OVER / UNDER win totals leading up to the Aug. 30 season openers. Today: Michigan 8½).

Michigan Wolverines Over / Under 8½ wins

Pleading the case:

• Michigan is in big trouble if they lose senior QB Denard Robinson, who led the team in TD’s, rushing and passing.

• Expectations may be too high after an 11-2 season under head coach Brady Hoke in the post Rich Rodriguez debacle.

• Opening with Alabama and ending with Ohio State makes for an exciting season, but one filled with land mines.

• Not enough Massachusetts games on the schedule. Michigan State comes to Ann Arbor and that won’t be a picnic.

• Assuming Michigan drops both to Bama and the Buckeyes, games at Notre Dame and Nebraska could also go in the L column.

Prediction: UNDER 8½. The ½ makes all the difference. The brutal schedule makes 8 wins more likely than 9.

2012 Michigan Wolverines schedule:

Sat, Sep 1       (1) Alabama Crimson Tide            8:00 pm--

Sat, Sep 8       Air Force Falcons                          3:30 pm--

Sat, Sep 15    Massachusetts Minutemen        3:30 pm--

Sat, Sep 22    at Notre Dame Fighting Irish       7:30 pm--

Sat, Oct 6        at Purdue Boilermakers                4:00 pm--

Sat, Oct 13      Illinois  Fighting Illini                    3:30 pm--

Sat, Oct 20      (11) Michigan State Spartans           TBA--

Sat, Oct 27      at (24) Nebraska Cornhuskers         8:00 pm--

Sat, Nov 3       at Minnesota Golden Gophers          TBA--

Sat, Nov 10     Northwestern Wildcats                 TBA--

Sat, Nov 17     Iowa Hawkeyes                             TBA--

Sat, Nov 24     at Ohio State Buckeyes               12:00 pm--