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Michigan Opens as a “Buff” Favorite over Colorado

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Las Vegas sportsbooks have released their opening spreads for Week 3, including Michigan-Colorado.

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The Las Vegas sportsbooks like Michigan’s chances to improve to 3-0 and sweep its non-conference slate.

The Wolverines opened as a 20-point favorite against Colorado according to VegasInsider.com. This is the third time in three games this season that the Wolverines have opened as at least a 20-point favorite. They were favored by 36.5 points against Hawaii and 35.5 points against UCF, and they covered the spread in both games.

This is the first time that Colorado has been an underdog this season. The Buffaloes were a 7-point favorite in their opener against in-state rival Colorado State and a 45-point favorite against FCS bottom-dweller Idaho State. The Buffaloes covered both of those games, smacking around the Rams, 44-7, and the Bengals, 56-7.

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