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Washington vs Michigan College Week 2 Betting Odds, Picks, and Trends

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Both the Washington Huskies and Michigan Wolverines thought their key Week 2 would define how the rest of their season shaped up. It still might, but Washington failed to take care of business in Week 1 as they lost to Montana at home. For Michigan, this battle is about showing they can compete at a high level regardless.

A loss already robbed Washington of a reasonable shot at the college football playoff. Michigan is fighting to avoid the same. The lines have already moved significantly in this game and we have to grab value while we can. 

We have you covered from every angle of this matchup. Let’s dig in.

 

 

Washington Huskies vs. Michigan Wolverines Week 1 Odds

Here is a look at the Week 1 betting odds between Washington at Michigan odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Michigan -6 (-110)
  • Over/Under 51 (-110)
  • Moneyline – Michigan -255, Washington +205

Washington Huskies vs. Michigan Wolverines Game Preview

Here’s a look at the preview between Washington and Michigan for Week 1.

Washington offense vs. Michigan defense

Based on what we saw last week, the Washington offense against the Michigan defense is weakness versus strength. The Huskies barely moved the ball against lowly Montana despite throwing the ball 46 times. Washington quarterback Dylan Morris had a career-high in pass attempts but managed 226 yards and three interceptions.

Everything about the offense was bogged down. The running backs produced only 89 yards on 23 carries, and that’s before factoring in Morris’ negative 24 yards and rushing score. Watching this unit was like seeing high schoolers try to play against a collegiate team. 

The tempo must rise and the execution has to jump dramatically for Washington to even score against Michigan. The Wolverines have a solid secondary that is long and athletic. The front seven was solid for much of their contest against Western Michigan. While Washington has a better set of blockers than Western Michigan, it’s not as if the unit performed well Week 1.

Michigan offense vs Washington defense

Michigan’s offense faced little adversity against the Broncos in Week 1. Going up against Washington’s disciplined unit will bring a much bigger challenge. But there’s no question this group was as explosive as they come given the opportunity.

The backfield was incredibly efficient, with Cade McNamara looking exquisite with nine completions on 11 attempts for 136 yards and two scores. He was aided by a perfect rushing attack. Three backs had 70 or more yards and a touchdown. Roman Wilson added in 43 yards on an explosive run.

The negative is the unit lost star receiver Ronnie Bell for the season after just one 76-yard touchdown. The offense will feel the field shrink without him. And Washington will work to load the box and force McNamara to win with timing and precision.

Betting Trends for Washington Huskies vs. Michigan Wolverines

Washington has failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games. They’ve also finished under the total in seven of their last nine games. 

Michigan has also struggled to cover the spread, failing to cover in five of six games. But the Wolverines have won 18 of their last 20 games in September.

These two teams have split their two previous matchups with an average score of Washington 26, Michigan 24.5.

CFB Betting Picks – Washington Huskies vs. Michigan Wolverines

Michigan showed last week they’re a solid team. Washington disappointed massively and it’s improbable they can suddenly figure out how to move the ball against a much better opponent. The Wolverines will win comfortably in a low-scoring affair. 

Best Bets: Michigan -6 (-120) and Under 51 (-110)

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