Michigan was quite the determined team last week. Certainly, they showed signs of anger after being bashed for a solid week. Indeed, their week one NCAA Football betting loss at Notre Dame was a discouraging look. Following that was six days of media and fan bashing. More emphatically Maize and Blue nation had a feeling of crisis. Likewise doubts about head coach Jim Harbaugh reached a crescendo. But a powerful 49-3 payout over Western Michigan last week cooled off the heat. At least for the moment. Meanwhile SMU is maintaining the reputation being a defenseless and weak program.
SMU Mustangs vs. Michigan Wolverines
Date and Time: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
NCAA Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|SMU||+35½ (-110)||53½ (-110)|
|Michigan||-35½ (-110)||53½ (-110)|
Mustangs vs. Wolverines TV Coverage: Big Ten Network
SMU was spanked 42-12 by TCU in their home opener last Friday night. So too did they fail to cover as 25.5-point NCAA Football betting home dogs. Sonny Dykes is in his first season as Mustangs head coach. Above all his past teams had the reputation for not fielding a defense. Such as that is so SMU’s national rank of 124th for points allowed is no surprise. What’s more surprising is their mark of 125th for total offense. Fashion Dykes reputation for great passing attacks. A clear difference is that this SMU team has little material for him to work with.
Michigan took out all of their frustrations on Western Michigan last week. To illuminate the Wolverines had a 451-208 total yards advantage. Namely quarterback Shea Patterson had a big day. To begin with he threw for three touchdown passes. In addition, Karan Higdon ran for 156 yards and one touchdown. Identical in effectiveness was Michigan’s rock-ribbed defense. More emphatically they bruised and abused the Broncos. Correspondingly Michigan has always blasted inferior competition under Harbaugh. Balanced against that is their poor mark vs. ranked teams. Such as it was everyone left the Big House feeling better about things.
Stats to Consider
SMU has been a subpar online wagering value as a double-digit road dog. To be exact the Mustangs are 3-6 vs. the line when getting 10-plus points away from home. For of their last five in that situation have gone over the number. Overall the Ponies have paid in just four of their last 12 as road dogs. And six of their last eight as road pups cleared the total.
Team vs Team
Michigan has covered just three of their last 10 as home favorites. However, they have paid in their last two as chalks at the Big House. Five of their last seven laying points at home went under the total. Starting with laying 10 points or more the Maize and Blue have been overlays. UM is 3-7 vs. the line in that role. Additionally, five of their last seven as double-digit Big House favorites stayed under.
Matchup to Watch
Certainly, this matchup will carry a big NCAA Football Betting price tag. Yet there is nothing that SMU has which merits a call. Indeed, the Mustangs are utterly without defense. Simultaneously their offense has bene utterly unproductive. For this purpose, a matchup against Michigan’s defense is an ugly thought.
SMU vs. Michigan NCAA Football Betting
In sum Michigan can name the score in this one. Definitely they are the only side to consider here.
SMU vs. Michigan NCAA Football Betting Pick: Michigan Wolverines
SMY vs. Michigan NCAA Football Betting Score Prediction: Michigan 52, SMU 0
Catch highlights of Michigan’s big payout last week against Western Michigan!