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2021 Michigan Wolverines Football Betting Predictions

June 21, 2021
by Joe Williams

2021 Michigan Wolverines Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

The Wolverines had a trying season on and off the field in 2020. They started off strong enough, rolling up a 49-24 victory at Minnesota on Oct. 24. However, they fell against rival Michigan State (again!) by a 27-24 score in the Big House on Halloween, definitely not a treat for their fans and alumni.

That kicked off a three-game losing streak, culminating in a 49-11 roasting by Wisconsin to fall to 1-3. The season highlight might have been a thrilling 48-42 win in 3OT at Rutgers on Nov. 21. They came home and fell to Penn State on Nov. 28 in what would be their season finale.

COVID-19 reared its ugly head in late November, and canceled the final three games of the season against Maryland and at Iowa. The rivalry game at Ohio State on Dec. 12 was also canceled, marking the first time since 1918 that the rivals didn't close their seasons on the gridiron.

Hope springs eternal in 2021, as the Wolverines look to get back on track. The backfield has a triumvirate of backfield options in Blake Corum, Donovan Edwards and Hassan Haskins looking to make noise. WR Ronnie Bell is also a stud option downfield, but there are big questions at quarterback. QB Alan Bowman is an incoming transfer who will look to push spring starting QB Cade McNamara, and true freshman QB J.J. McCarthy is also a five-star recruit who is very much in the mix.

There are a lot of questions surrounding this Wolverines team, but the biggest ones are at quarterback. The Wolverines open with Western Michigan, Washington, Northern Illinois and Rutgers, all at home, as they kick off the non-conference schedule. They need a signal caller to step up, and seize the reins.

The good news is that Michigan avoids the likes of Iowa and Minnesota in crossover games, and they get rivals Indiana and Ohio State at home, although that still might not matter. The toughest games of the season, outside of the Buckeyes game, might be trips to Wisconsin on Oct. 2, and Penn State on Nov. 13. The schedule isn't terribly daunting, and as long as their quarterback play is respectable, this team has the look of an eight-win team. That makes the OVER look quite tempting.

Preseason Best Bet: Over 7.5 wins (-139)

2021 Michigan Wolverines Schedule

  • 09/04/2021 - vs. Western Michigan
  • 09/11/2021 - vs. Washington
  • 09/18/2021 - vs. Northern Illinois
  • 09/25/2021 - vs. Rutgers
  • 10/02/2021 - at Wisconsin
  • 10/09/2021 - at Nebraska
  • 10/23/2021 - vs. Northwestern
  • 10/30/2021 - at Michigan State
  • 11/06/2021 - vs. Indiana
  • 11/13/2021 - at Penn State
  • 11/20/2021 - at Maryland
  • 11/27/2021 - vs. Ohio State

Win Total Odds

  • Over 7.5 -139
  • Under 7.5 +110


Michigan Odds to win 2021 Big 10 Championship

Yes +1000

The Wolverines should be in the middle of the pack in the East Division, perhaps as high as third in the best case scenario. Even then, they're not worth picking over Ohio State or Penn State. This isn't a championship caliber team yet, but they are on the rise.

Big Ten Conference Betting Odds

Michigan Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff

Yes +10000

Michigan isn't going to win their division, and won't be playing for a Big 10 title. As such, a playoff spot isn't happening. The Wolverines haven't yet made the CFP, and their last appearance in a major bowl game was in their 2012 Sugar Bowl victory. It might be a couple more years before they're ready to challenge for a CFP spot.

2020 Michigan Wolverines Betting Results

  • 10/24/2020 - Michigan 49 (-3) at Minnesota 24 - Over, 53.5
  • 10/31/2020 - Michigan State 27 (+21.5) at Michigan 24 - Under, 52
  • 11/07/2020 - Michigan 21 at Indiana 38 (-4) - Over, 55
  • 11/14/2020 - Wisconsin 49 (-7) at Michigan 11 - Over, 51.5
  • 11/21/2020 - Michigan 48 at Rutgers 42 (+12) - Over, 52
  • 11/28/2020 - Penn State 27 (+1) at Michigan 17 - Under, 56.5
  • SU: 2-4
  • ATS: 1-5
  • O/U: 4-2
  • ATS-Home: 0-3
  • ATS-Road: 1-2
  • ATS-Favorite: 1-4
  • ATS-Underdog: 0-1

Betting on the 2021 Michigan Wolverines

Where can I bet on the 2021 Michigan Wolverines football team?

There are several legal sportsbook options in the United States. Visit our sportsbook directory to find online sportsbooks where you can bet on the Michigan Wolverines.

Is Sports Betting Legal in Michigan?

The legalization of Michigan sports betting in 2020 and the pre-launch of Draftkings in the state can give us good hope that Online Sports Betting will be available early 2021.

What other College Football bets are available?

Bets can be placed nearly every team in the FCS. Check out our NCAA Futures Odds to see odds to win the NCAA championship and each conference or visit our main NCAA Football page for the latest betting news.

What’s Michigan's point spreads for each of their games?

College Football odds are generally released early in the week when the game is scheduled to be played. For weekly odds, check out our College Football Vegas Odds page.

Where can I learn how to bet on College Football?

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