We’ve got quite a bit of time before the Michigan Wolverines and Rutgers Scarlet Knights kickoff tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network, so let’s take a quick and final look at the betting odds and some fun prop bets we can make before the game starts.
All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
The spread has not moved all that much this week, if at all, as the Wolverines remain 26-point favorites. The over/under is VERY low at 45.
Rutgers has a solid defense and Michigan hasn’t exactly inspired confidence in the red zone recently, so I do understand the low point total. I think if I were placing a bet here for both of these, I would take the over and for Rutgers to cover, but I wouldn’t feel good about actually making a bet for either of those.
J.J. McCarthy is -140 to throw more than 1.5 touchdowns, with the under being at +105. His passing yardage total is 205.5, with the over -120 and the under -110.
I like the odds for the under on touchdowns. I think this is going to be another game where Blake Corum imposes his will early and often. I do think McCarthy will throw one touchdown, so I think I would jump on the +105, and the over for passing yards.
For rushing touchdowns, Corum’s odds are +110 for him scoring more than 1.5, and -145 for under 1.5. As far as rushing yards goes, it is -115 for both over and under 139.5.
I think Corum punches in two touchdowns tonight and hits the over on yardage. Rutgers gives up 108.1 rushing yards per game — ranking 19th nationally — but Corum has put up more than 120 yards in every Big Ten game this season. I think he does that again and a little more to hit the over.
- Ronnie Bell: 57.5 yards (Over -115, under -115)
- Luke Schoonmaker: 31.5 (Over -120, under -110)
- Cornelius Johnson: 30.5 (Over -110, under -120)
- Roman Wilson: 22.5 (Over -115, under -115)
- Blake Corum: 3.5 (Over -120, under -115)
- Ronnie Bell: 0.5 (Over +140, under -185)
- Luke Schoonmaker: (Over +200, under -280)
- Cornelius Johnson: (Over +235, under -330)
- Roman Wilson: (Over +330, under -525)
- Blake Corum: (Over +950, under -3500)
I really like Schoonmaker in this one. I think he could realistically hit the over for receiving yards on just one catch. I may actually bet the over for both yards and touchdowns for him.
If you aren’t confident in that and are looking to bet on one of the wide receivers, I think I would bet Ronnie Bell over 57.5 yards. He has been among McCarthy’s favorite targets this season and is averaging 71 receiving yards over the last three games. I think I would feel pretty good making that bet.
What odds do you like best for this game? Let us know down in the comments and, as always, please bet responsibly!