Northwestern/U-M Public Betting
With two strong defenses colliding on Saturday when No. 18 Michigan hosts No. 13 Northwestern, which defense does the public think will be stronger?
According to oddsmakers at MyBookie, Michigan is the favorite at home in this game, as the Wolverines are currently getting odds of -7.5 points against the Wildcats. The over/under total is listed at just 34 points. These two meet on Saturday at 3:30PM ET on the Big Ten Network.
The public betting for this game is currently backing Northwestern. The Wildcats are getting 74 percent of the wagers while getting the 7.5 points on the road against the Wolverines on Saturday.
Both teams have a winning record against the spread this season, as Michigan is 3-2 and Northwestern is 4-1. Michigan has won its last four against Northwestern, but the Wildcats are 5-2 against the spread in the last 7 of this series. The Wildcats have always played the Wolverines tough and the bettors feel that Northwestern will be too hard to move the ball on this weekend. The Cats are giving up just 7 points and 247.4 yards per game while Michigan’s defense is allowing only 7.6 points and 184 yards per game.