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Michigan football favored in every single 2019 game in way too early betting lines

Where would you place your money?

NCAA Football: Michigan at Ohio State Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Welp, it’s that time of the year again. Spring practices are underway all across the country, including in Ann Arbor where the Michigan Wolverines look to put another disappointing ending to an otherwise successful season behind them. released the betting lines for some major college football games in 2019, and the Wolverines are favored in...every single game. They join Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Memphis, Oklahoma and Washington, according to Brett McMurphy.

You read that correctly. Michigan is favored in every. Single. Game. Including The Game against Ohio State. (You know? That game Michigan hasn’t won since 2011?) In the early betting lines, the Wolverines are 6.5-point favorites.

The rivalry game two weeks before that against Michigan State? 14.5-point favorites.

How about that home game against 2018 College Football Playoff team Notre Dame? Just a measly 8.5-point favorite.

But there has to be a tough road game, right? Let’s look no further than Penn State, an environment that is always one of college football’s best.

Ohio State v Penn State Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Michigan is ... *squints eyes* ... favored by 6.5 points?

I get the Nittany Lions lose a lot, especially on offense, but this one surprises me.

In Michigan’s last big game of the 2019 season, it is favored at Wisconsin by six points.

I don’t know who wrote these betting lines, but this is sheer madness.

We can speculate how the new offense under Josh Gattis will look all offseason. We can speculate what the defense will look without Devin Bush, Chase Winovich and Rashan Gary. But you can’t tell me Michigan should be favored in every game. The Wolverines have not won every game on the schedule since, you guessed it, 1997.

The schedule is favorable (all the rivals come to Ann Arbor) but the Big Ten schedule plus Notre Dame isn’t anything like Alabama’s yearly cake walk against Furman, DeVry University and Arthur’s Middle School.

Of course these betting lines will change closer to the season, and the week leading up to each game, but I wouldn’t put money on the Wolverines against, say, the Buckeyes. Until I see that happen, I will keep my money in my pocket.


Which game is Michigan most likely to cover?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    At Wisconsin (-6)
    (314 votes)
  • 14%
    At Penn State (-6.5)
    (134 votes)
  • 12%
    Vs. Notre Dame (-8.5)
    (115 votes)
  • 24%
    Vs. Michigan State (-14.5)
    (216 votes)
  • 13%
    Vs. Ohio State (-6.5)
    (118 votes)
897 votes total Vote Now