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NCAAF · 2 months ago

Michigan vs. Nebraska: Can the Wolverines Handle Such a Large Spread on the Road?



Michigan vs. Nebraska: Can the Wolverines Handle Such a Large Spread on the Road?

The Michigan Wolverines are gearing up to face their first road test of the season, taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers in what promises to be a college football clash filled with intrigue. Under Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, the Wolverines have maintained a pristine record so far, but critics argue their victories haven’t come against top-tier opponents. Meanwhile, Nebraska’s uphill journey towards rebuilding continues as they look to take advantage of a home game against a highly ranked foe.

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Betting Odds: The Wolverines are favored by 17.5 points, with an over/under set at 39.5. While some might balk at such a spread, especially with Michigan on the road, it’s worth noting the Wolverines have been consistent in their point totals, regardless of the opponent.

Team Performance: Michigan has scored an average of 30 points every week, a stat that, while not awe-inspiring, showcases a reliable offensive output. This consistency could spell trouble for the Cornhuskers, especially if they can’t muster a significant offensive response. On the flip side, Nebraska’s new coaching regime under Matt Rhule seems to be making strides. After inheriting a program that saw its fair share of challenges under previous coach Scott Frost, Rhule’s modest wins this season signify progress. But this weekend will be a litmus test of how far the Huskers have truly come.

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Matchup Breakdown: Michigan’s offense has been able to put points on the board consistently. If they maintain their average score, they should be able to cover. However, betting enthusiasts might be wary of the 17.5-point spread, given the Wolverines’ tendency to win without blowing out their opponents.

On the other hand, for those eyeing the over/under, Michigan’s steady 30-point average might tempt some to bet the over, expecting the Wolverines to approach that total on their own. If Nebraska can contribute offensively, the combined score could easily surpass the set total.

Final Thoughts: Despite Nebraska’s growth under Rhule, they’ll have their hands full with a Michigan side eager to cement their standing in the rankings. While the Cornhuskers will undoubtedly put up a fight in front of their home crowd, the Wolverines’ consistent form suggests they might walk away with a winning margin of around 20 points.

All eyes will be on Lincoln this weekend as these two storied programs clash. With both teams having something to prove, fans can expect a fierce and competitive showdown.

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