Free Week 1 Prediction: Wolverines vs Gators Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Michigan Wolverines vs. Florida Gators (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Michigan -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 45
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games. The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the biggest games to take place in week one takes place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Michigan Wolverines and the Florida Gators face off in a neutral site showdown.
The Wolverines have won the last three games played between the two teams. Last year the final score was 41-7.
Last year the Michigan Wolverines had a nice year, but it didn’t live up to their expectations, as they missed the college football playoff.
This year it seems to be playoff or bust again this for this team, but it will be a real challenge getting there. Only five starters from last years team return, but one of them is at the most important position, the quarterback.
Wilton Speight finally brought some stability to the quarterback position, and they are counting on big things from this year. He really isn’t the type of quarterback who will wow you but he is a good game manager.
On the defensive side only one starter is back, but they have a lot of high recruits who will step in early for this team. They just can’t have many growing pains early or will they lose this game.
To win this game the offense needs to be good, which could be a challenge against the Wolverines defense. Speight needs to lead the offense up and down the field and make smart decisions with the ball.
On the other side of this match up is the Florida Gators who have won their opening game 23 years in a row, but this is going to really test them.
The offense already struggles moving the ball and it’s going to be even harder in this game. Seven players are suspended for the Gators including star wide receiver Antonio Callaway.
The defense will be fine in this game, as they usually are but the question is will this offense be able to score any points.
The team can’t win if the Gators can’t score any points, and the defense will have to be extra good to try and combat the struggles the offense has.
NOTE: 10 players have been ruled out of the opener. Among those suspended are wide receiver Rick Wells and starting running back Jordan Scarlett, the team announced on Wednesday afternoon. (News dropped after this article went to press)
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- FLA are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games.
- Over is 6-2 in FLA last 8 vs. Big Ten.
- Over is 8-3 in FLA last 11 games in September.
- Over is 9-2 in MICH last 11 neutral site games.
- Over is 17-4 in MICH last 21 games overall.
- Over is 15-4 in MICH last 19 games as a favorite.
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I think if Florida had their full team in this game they would probably be favored in this one, but they don’t have their full team, and that is going to really cause some issues in this one.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Wolverines -3
The Gators offense won’t be able to get anything going offensively and it will lead to a lot of issues.
The Wolverine will come out ahead and cover the spread in a very low scoring game.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Michigan 17 – Florida 7
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