It was a dominant showing for No. 8 Michigan in its 2022 college football opener last Saturday.
As we look toward Week 2, the Wolverines are being asked to go even further than their 51-7 victory when they take the field this week.
Hosting winless Hawaii under the lights on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET, can sports bettors in Michigan feel comfortable with the lofty spread the Wolverines are getting?
Michigan Week 2 College Football Odds
Michigan’s football odds for Week 2 against Hawaii are bordering on historic.
All major sportsbooks have Michigan as more than a 50-point favorite against Hawaii.
Dating back to 2006, this is the largest spread the Wolverines have had. While you can see 50+ point spreads for games featuring an FCS opponent, very rarely will you see it between two Football Bowl Subdivision programs.
Michigan football betting trends
Michigan opened the season as a 31-point favorite at home against Colorado State and covered with ease in the 51-7 victory.
The Wolverines have now covered the spread in 12 of their last 15 games. Hawaii is off to an 0-2 start to the season, failing to cover in both games, which were at home. The Warriors have been outscored 112-27 thus far in the 2022 season.
Michigan narrowly went under the 60.5-point total in its opener. Hawaii has hit one under and one over thus far.
Michigan’s large spread history
Since 2006, Michigan has been a favorite of 35 points or more on eight occasions.
Good news for Wolverine fans is Michigan has won all eight games.
Those more worried about Michigan’s college football odds and covering the spread, it hasn’t been quite as successful. U-M football is just 3-5 ATS in those eight games.
- Aug. 31, 2019: -36, a 40-21 win at home vs. Middle Tennessee State (failed to cover)
- Nov. 10, 2018: -36.5, a 42-7 win at Rutgers (failed to cover)
- Sept. 15, 2018: -37, a 45-20 win at home vs. SMU (failed to cover)
- Oct. 22, 2016: -39.5, a 41-8 at home vs. Illinois (failed to cover)
- Sept. 10, 2016: -36, a 51-14 win at home vs. UCF (covered)
- Sept. 3, 2016: -38, a 63-3 win at home vs. Hawaii (covered)
- Sept. 14, 2013: -35.5, a 28-24 win at home vs. Akron (failed to cover)
- Sept. 15, 2012: -45, a 63-13 win at home vs. UMass (cover)
Michigan vs. Hawaii history
These two programs have met three times in their history. Michigan is a perfect 3-0.
The last encounter was the 63-3 victory in 2016. The other two meetings were a 48-17 win at Hawaii in 1998, and a 27-10 win at Hawaii in 1986.
How to watch: Michigan vs. Hawaii football
- What: Hawaii at Michigan
- When: Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Online livestream: Fox Sports app
- Radio: Learfield Michigan Sports Network
- Sirius XM: Channel 195
How to bet on College Football Odds in Michigan
Michigan has 15 online sportsbooks for you to look for college football odds.
Betting on Michigan college football can be done in a variety of ways. That includes:
- Live betting
- First Half/Second Half Betting
- First/Second/Third/Fourth Quarter Betting
- Player Props
- Team Props
- Adjusted Spreads
- Adjusted Totals
Michigan College Football Prop Odds
Currently, there are no college football prop odds available for Michigan vs. Hawaii.
Check back during the week for updates on player prop odds that will be available for U-M football.
College Football Week 2 Betting Promos
Here’s a collection of the Week 2 college football betting promos available this weekend.
FanDuel Bet & Get
FanDuel Sportsbook MI is offering up $10 in free bets when you place a $20+, 4+-leg parlay on college football games this weekend. Win or lose, you get the free bet.
DraftKings Golic Jr. Parlay Boost
Courtesy of Mike Golic Jr., DraftKings Sportsbook MI is offering up a stepped-up parlay boost.
Just opt-in and place a parlay of at least 3 legs on college football on Saturday. The boost begins at 20%. For each additional leg, the boost increases. It tops out at 100% for 10+ legs.
Free bet for winning parlay at SI Sportsbook
At SI Sportsbook MI, make a parlay of 3+ legs and wager at least $25 (minimum +300 odds) on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday on the NFL or NCAA and get a $20 free bet if it wins.
What can bettors expect from Michigan football in Week 2?
Michigan looked pretty solid in its Week 1 victory over Colorado State.
Cade McNamara was given the start and he was a bit shaky, going just 9 of 18 passing for 136 yards and a touchdown. J.J. McCarthy saw limited snaps, but threw for 30 yards on 4 of 4 passing, while rushing for 50 yards and a 20-yard score.
McCarthy will get the start under center against Hawaii, with McNamara likely to see snaps as well.
Regardless of the QB, Michigan will look to continue to run the ball. The Wolverines put up 234 rushing yards as a team on Saturday. Blake Corum led the way with 76 yards and a TD, while Donovan Edwards added 64 yards and a score.
Hawaii has given up 545 rushing yards through two games, so Jim Harbaugh has to be eager to see his offensive front dominate again.
Defensively, Michigan showed it can still rush the passer. Despite losing its two top rush ends, Michigan had 7 sacks and 11 tackles for loss in Saturday’s win.
This week, that defensive front is up against a Hawaii offense that is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry on the ground. It has also given up 5 sacks in two games.