|2013 ABC College Football Week 4 Odds: Michigan vs. Connecticut|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 20 September 2013 12:00|
Michigan vs. Connecticut Odds
Michigan is 3-0 on the season, 2-1 against the spread and playing in its road opener. Connecticut is 0-2 on the season, 0-2 at home and 0-2 against the spread. These two last met in 2010, with Michigan picking up a 30-10 win at home.
Trends show that Michigan is 5-0 against the spread in its last 5 against a team with a losing record and 5-1 ATS in its last 6 after a failed cover. Connecticut is 2-8-1 against the spread in its last 11 non-conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Michigan is the favorite in this game, as the Wolverines have a point spread of -17.5 at Connecticut. The over/under total for the game has been set at 51 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Michigan favored by 20 points, which was the peak for the spread. It has since dropped back to 17.5 points. The over/under total for this game opened at 52 points and has made the quick drop to 51.
Michigan improved to 3-0 on the season last Saturday by squeaking out a 28-24 win over Akron at home. The Wolverines stopped Akron inside the 5-yard line on two consecutive plays to end the game, avoiding a huge upset loss. The Wolverines allowed the Zips offense to compile 418 total yards in the game. The Michigan offense also racked up 425 yards of its own, but had four turnovers, all from quarterback Devin Gardner. Gardner has rushed for 237 yards and four touchdowns this season while throwing for 704 yards and seven touchdowns. However, Gardner also has six interceptions. Jeremy Gallon has been the go-to receiver for Gardner, as he has caught 18 passes for 297 yards and four touchdowns.
Connecticut is off to an 0-2 start thanks to losses to Towson and Maryland. The Huskies are giving up 32.5 points per game on defense while being held to just 19.5 points and 336.5 yards per game on offense. Quarterback Chandler Whitmer has thrown for 555 yards and three touchdowns in the two losses while Shakim Phillips has 15 receptions for 255 yards and three touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Michigan running back Drake Johnson is out for the season with a knee injury. Connecticut safety Andrew Adams is questionable for this game with a shoulder injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Michigan, as the Wolverines are getting 89% of the wagers with odds of -17.5 points at Connecticut.