Both the Northwestern Wildcats and Michigan Wolverines enter their matchup this week with identical 5-0 UNDER streaks. The Big Ten rivals have always had tightly contested, defense oriented games with six of their past eight meetings going UNDER.
- Northwestern is 7-2 SU and ATS in their last nine games.
- Michigan is 2-5 ATS in their past seven games hosting Northwestern.
- Michigan is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against Northwestern.
The Wildcats enter the contest sporting the best scoring defense in the country and have only allowed an average of 7.0 points per game. Specifically, Northwestern has excelled at stopping opponent’s passing games with the seventh best passing defense in the nation.
Not to be outdone, Michigan enters the game with the second best scoring defense (7.6 ppg) while allowing the second fewest offensive yards per game (184).
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had the Michigan Wolverines pegged as -10-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing – check the lines shortly.
A 30-17 result in favor of the Wolverines is the prediction by the Odds – VSB
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Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Michigan battles the Northwestern Wildcats, currently with a 5-0 mark (4-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 0-5 for the Wolverines and 0-5 for the Northwestern Wildcats. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan vs Northwestern injuries news.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Michigan Wolverines and the No. 66-ranked Northwestern Wildcats, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
Offensively, the game matches up the Michigan Wolverines No. 74-ranked offense (27.8 PPG) against a Northwestern Wildcats defense that ranks No. 1 at 7 PPG. The Michigan Wolverines passing attack has averaged 191.2 yards per game, more than the Northwestern Wildcats give up through the air (130 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Northwestern Wildcats own the league’s No. 69-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 177 yards per game when on the road. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 25 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Minnesota failed to break through the Northwestern defense in its last game, suffering a 27-0 shutout at the hands of the Wildcats in Week 5 action.
MichiganÆs defense was dominant last game, shutting out Maryland 28-0 in Week 5 action at Byrd Stadium on Saturday.
- Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern’s last 5 games
- Northwestern is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
- Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan’s last 5 games
- Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Northwestern home to Iowa, Saturday, October 17th
Michigan home to Michigan State, Saturday, October 17th