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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.

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