Army vs. Michigan Total Pick
After a somewhat underwhelming performance in the opener, Can No. 7 Michigan open a few more eyes this Saturday when it hosts Army at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
311 Army vs. 312 Michigan
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Noon ET – Michigan Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Michigan is the big favorite in this game, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -23 points against Army. The over/under total is currently listed at 48.5 points. The public betting currently has 65 percent going on Army as the underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Army manages win over Rice
It wasn’t terribly impressive, but Army did manage a win in its season opener last Friday, besting Rice by a score of 14-7 at home. The Knights were a 23.5-point favorite going into the game, so they failed to cover while going well under the 46.5-point total.
The Black Knights had one of the uglier games in Week 1, as it and Rice were both under 285 yards of total offense. Always a strong running team, the Knights averaged just 4.1 yards per carry on 56 attempts. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. rushed for a team-high 80 yards and a touchdowns while throwing for 53 yards and a score to lead Army. Sandon McCoy added 70 rushing yards on 20 carries.
Michigan wins, fails to cover again
Michigan put up a solid number of points on Saturday in its season opener with Middle Tennessee, picking up a 40-21 win. However, the Wolverines were a 36-point favorite at home and failed to cover for a fifth straight game, dating back to last season. Michigan still did go over the 56.5-point total.
The Wolverines had some good numbers in this game, but there just was a little something missing from the performance. It didn’t exactly spark enthusiasm for the team. Michigan had 453 yards of offense in the win while giving up 301 to Middle Tennessee. Michigan did hold the Raiders to just 67 rushing yards. Shea Patterson threw for 203 yards and three touchdowns on 17 of 29 passing to lead the Michigan offense. Tarik Black was the leading receiver with 80 yards and a TD on four receptions while Zach Charbonnet rushed for 90 yards on eight carries. Jordan Glasgow led the Michigan defense with six tackles and two sacks.
College Football Betting Trends
The Knights are 4-1 with the over in their last five road games, but 23-9 with the under in their last 32 games against a team with a winning record.
The Wolverines are 10-3-1 with the over in its last 14 non-conference games and 20-7-1 with the over in its last 28 home games.
Army is a hard team to plan for in regards to expectations, as you never know how a team will handle the triple option. Michigan has a very good run defense, which showed last week. I think the Wolverines can contain the Army offense. Rice isn’t much of a defensive team and Army struggled with the Owls. Michigan’s offense can probably put up some offense in this game, but I don’t see the Wolverines being able to march right over Army. U-M already has some injury concerns with its playmakers at receiver as well. I think this game could be in the 35-10 range, which will leave it under the total.
College Football Week 2 Prediction: Army/Michigan Under 48.5