Michigan Listed As 45.5-Point Favorites Over UMass

Brady Hoke's Wolverines were unable to cover a three-touchdown spread against Air Force over the weekend, but that didn't stop oddsmakers from installing a generous 45.5-point spread for Michigan's game against Massachusetts this Saturday.

Now 0-2 on the season, Massachusetts dropped its Week 1 opener to Connecticut, 37-0, and then ran into a brick wall in a 39-point loss to the Indiana Hoosiers this past weekend. Based solely on Michigan's superior roster and speed across numerous skill positions, it's only logical that Hoke's squad would be expected to leave The Big House with a blowout victory of some variety.

In addition to marking the highest point total that a Michigan football team has ever been favored by, the 45.5 line is also the first time since 1981 where the Wolverines have been above 40. Even though no spread in college football is currently as monumental heading into Week 3, gamblers will certainly have a tough call to make here after watching Michigan's ho-hum performance on Saturday.

Head over to Maize N Brew for more Michigan football coverage, and be sure to check out SB Nation's college football hub for more news from around the country.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.