After getting a bit of a scare last weekend, No. 4 Michigan takes its 4-0 record on the road for the first time this week.
The Wolverines will head to Iowa for Saturday’s featured Big Noon Kickoff college football game on FOX.
Despite failing to cover against Maryland, Michigan still finds itself as a double-digit favorite in Week 5.
Will sports bettors in Michigan be willing to lay the points after last week’s performance?
Michigan Week 5 College Football Odds
Michigan’s football odds for Week 5 have it again favored by double figures as it heads to Iowa.
Most sportsbooks opened with Michigan as a 10 to 10.5-point favorite for Saturday’s B1G game. The spread has since moved up to 11 points at most books.
The over/under for the total is the lowest on the season for Michigan, ranging from 42 to 43 points.
Michigan football betting trends
Michigan is off to a 4-0 start following its 34-27 win over Maryland on Saturday. However, the Wolverines were a 17-point favorite against the Terrapins.
Michigan is now 2-2 against the spread on the season, but the Wolverines have covered the spread in 13 of their last 18 games.
Iowa opened Big Ten play with a 27-10 win at Rutgers last weekend. The Hawkeyes are now 3-1 on the season with a 10-7 loss to Iowa State in Week 2. Iowa is 2-2 against the spread, covering in its last two games.
Both teams have went with the under in three of their four games.
Michigan vs. Iowa history
These two programs have met 62 times in their history. Michigan has a 43-15-4 record against Iowa all-time.
The Wolverines have won the last two meetings, including a 42-3 victory in last year’s Big Ten Championship Game. U-M has covered in four of its last five with the Hawkeyes as well.
How to watch: Michigan vs. Iowa football
- What: No. 4 Michigan (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) at Iowa (3-1, 1-0)
- When: Saturday, Oct. 1 at Noon ET
- Where: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor
- TV: FOX
- Online livestream: Fox Sports App
- Radio: Learfield Michigan Sports Network
- Sirius XM: TBD
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
- Single Game Parlays
What can bettors expect from Michigan football in Week 5?
Michigan got its first real test of the 2022 season on Saturday and the Wolverines passed but didn’t ace it. Still, the Wolverines held on to their No. 4 slot in both College Football Rankings.
Maryland was in the game throughout, and the difference proved to be a turnover on the opening kickoff by the Terps that allowed U-M to take a 7-0 lead just eight seconds into the game.
J.J. McCarthy took all the snaps at quarterback for the first time. He was 18 of 26 for 220 yards and two scores. Not bad on paper, but McCarthy wasn’t quite the game-changer at this point that some were hoping for. We will see if he is able to handle his first road start against a tough Iowa defense.
The Hawkeyes are allowing the fewest points (5.8 pg) in the nation right now and rank fifth nationally in total defense (236.3 ypg).
Michigan is likely going to have to rely on Blake Corum once again. The junior back put up a career-high 243 yards on 30 carries against Maryland. This week, Corum is up against a Hawkeye run defense allowing just 73 yards per game.
Corum saw his Heisman Trophy odds take a big jump up over the weekend. He now is sitting at +3500 to win the honor at DraftKings Sportsbook MI. He is seventh in the nation in rushing yards (478) and the nation’s leader in rushing touchdowns (9).
The Michigan defense gave up nearly 400 yards to Maryland on Saturday, its worst showing of the season.
Good news for the Wolverines is the Iowa offense is similar to Michigan’s first three opponents. The Hawkeyes are 131st nationally in total offense (233 ypg) and 120th in scoring (17 ppg).
Michigan College Football Player Prop Odds
McCarthy is in for a real challenge on Saturday against Iowa’s defense. Mix in it is his first road start, and things could get even tougher.
DraftKings Sportsbook MI is listing his over/under for passing yards at just 211.5 on Saturday, with an over/under of 1.5 passing touchdowns.
When it comes to Corum building on his strong season, DK lists an over/under of 83.5 rushing yards for the back. His odds to score a touchdown are at -210.
College Football Week 5 Betting Promos
Here’s a look at betting promos available for Week 5 of the college football season.
Bonus win if you hit a SI Sportsbook parlay
SI Sportsbook MI will give you a $20 free bet if a 3+ leg parlay on Saturday of $25 or more wins. Odds for the parlay must be +300 or longer. Same game parlays and BetBuilder are not eligible in this promotion.
BetRivers boosts available
BetRivers Sportsbook MI is offering up a 20% live profit boost when you place a $25+ pregame wager on any NCAA Friday football game.
You can also get a 20% profit boost for any NCAAF 3+leg parlay this weekend. Max wager of the parlay is $25 and each leg must be -200 odds or greater.