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2019 Michigan Wolverines Football Betting
The Michigan Wolverines are in a familiar spot heading into the 2019 season. They are projected to be a good team but want to make the jump to great. The Ohio State Buckeyes are still the top dog in the Big Ten but Michigan is lurking and would love to overtake them. Coach Jim Harbaugh is entering his fifth season, and while the program is in good shape, quite honestly it has expected to be more in the championship mix by this point. It’s not out of the realm for the Wolverines to be in the mix for a College Football Playoff berth but it’s going to take some signature victories.
2019 Michigan Wolverines at a Glance
Wolverines National Championship Odds: 14/1
Wolverines Odds To Win Big Ten: +200
Wolverines Regular Season Win Total: 9.5
Michigan finished last season with a record of 10-3 but did not look good in its bowl game loss to the Florida Gators. The Wolverines won 10 consecutive games in 2018 but finished with back-to-back defeats to Ohio State and Florida.
The Wolverines are hoping that new offensive coordinator Josh Gattis brings some new flavor and ideas after leaving his coaching spot with Alabama. Gattis is expected to use spread and no-huddle concepts, which will be a big change for Michigan, which is used to playing more power football like most of the other teams in the Big Ten. He will have a returning quarterback in Shea Patterson, who threw for 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2018. The Wolverines won’t have running back Chris Evans as he will be suspended for the season due to academics. While the skill positions are a question mark, the offensive line is talented, which covers up a lot of issues.
The defense is going to need to replace some key players. Linebacker Devin Bush, defensive lineman Rashan Gary and defensive lineman Chase Winovich have all moved on to the NFL, but Michigan does have some talent waiting in the wings. Carlo Kemp and Josh Ross are a pair of players in the front seven who are aiming to take a big step forward this season. The Wolverines had some very good defensive games in 2018 but a blowout loss left a bad taste in their mouth, and the group will need to rebound.
2019 Michigan Wolverines Betting Schedule
||Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee
||Saturday, August 31
||Michigan vs. Army
||Saturday, September 7
||Michigan at Wisconsin
||Saturday, September 21
||Michigan vs. Rutgers
||Saturday, September 28
||Michigan vs. Iowa
||Saturday, October 5
||Michigan at Illinois
||Saturday, October 12
||Michigan at Penn State
||Saturday, October 19
||Michigan vs. Notre Dame
||Saturday, October 26
||Michigan at Maryland
||Saturday, November 2
||Michigan vs. Michigan State
||Saturday, November 16
||Michigan at Indiana
||Saturday, November 23
||Michigan vs. Ohio State
||Saturday, November 30
With a program that dates back to the 1870s, Michigan is one of the oldest programs in college football. And with a rich and storied history, the Wolverines are the winningest program with over 900 victories. Michigan played in the first college bowl game, defeating Stanford 49-0 in the Rose Bowl at the conclusion of the 1901 season. UM has appeared in 20 Rose Bowls, the second-most of any school behind USC.
Michigan joined the Western Conference, now the Big Ten, at its inception in 1896, and with the exception of a few years in the early 1900s, has been a member ever since. The Wolverines have claimed 11 National Championships and they’ve won or shared 42 league titles, the most recent in 2004. Michigan also has an extensive bowl history. Besides participating in the first ever bowl game, the Wolverines went bowling in 33 straight years from 1975 to 2007, the second-longest streak in NCAA history.
Ten of UM’s national championships were claimed prior to 1950 with the 10th coming in 1947 with a perfect 10-0 record. Under Lloyd Carr In 1997, UM went 12-0 to claim its 11th national championship and 23rd unbeaten season, the most of any current FBS team. Following Carr’s retirement, Rich Rodriguez took over in 2008 and the team suffered its first losing season in 40 years. In seven seasons under Rodriguez and Brady Hoke, the Wolverines would suffer through three losing campaigns. The turnaround started when former player Harbaugh was hired in 2015. He is hoping to take the program to the next level in 2019 but some holes must be filled.
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