The online NCAA betting community is used to getting a season that is filled to the brim with astonishing surprises. The 2016 season is no exception. As the games wear on the preseason rankings adjust to accurately represent the nation’s talent. The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers have managed to hold on to their preseason rankings so far this season, but one team that has steadily been rising is the Michigan Wolverines.
The Wolverines entered the season ranked as the 7th best team in the nation. Heading into Week 10, Michigan has managed to crawl to the #3 ranking after posting an 8-0 record. Through their impressive journey, Michigan has faced off against some pretty good football teams; Penn State, Wisconsin, but the majority of their opposition has been low-caliper teams; Hawaii, Colorado, UCF. Either way, the Wolverines have yet to falter this season and are exceeding their preseason expectations.
2016 marked the second year that Jim Harbaugh would be Michigan’s head coach. In his first season at the helm Harbaugh led the Wolverines to a 10-3 record, as well as a win in the Citrus Bowl against Florida. Heading into the season online NCAA betting fans were hopeful that Harbaugh would be able to build on his first year’s success and the former NFL coach certainly has.
In Week 10 the Harbaugh-led Wolverines will square off against the 5-2 Maryland Terrapins. Michigan will be hosting the game and the kickoff will be at 3:30 PM EST on Saturday, November 5th. Fans looking to tune into the broadcast can do so via ESPN. The Wolverines have the better record, so will most college football betting sites side with Michigan on this one?
NCAA Football Odds – Week 10 – Saturday, November 5th
Michigan Wolverines -31 (-110) 54 (-110) -12500
Maryland Terrapins +31 (-110) 54 (-110) +5000
To say that the online NCAA betting odds are a bit lopsided in this contest would be a gross understatement. Then again, lopsided odds are all too common in college football. But even though the odds heavily favor Michigan, they aren’t inaccurate. Since the start of the 2014 season the Wolverines have only lost 5 games to unranked teams, and Harbaugh isn’t about to let that become 6. Not only that, Michigan will be coming into this game with all the momentum and if they win this Saturday it will mark the Wolverines’ 10th straight victory. In addition, Wilton Speight, Michigan’s quarterback, is currently completing 62.8% of his passes and has 13 touchdowns for the season, to just three interceptions. The Wolverines can also beat you on the ground considering their running game is averaging 249 yards per contest. Bottom line; there’s little hope for Maryland this weekend.