Betting on Michigan Wolverines Football

Michigan has one of the top football programs in the nation. The club is a regular contender for Big Ten and national crowns, and there’s quite the storied history behind it. From legendary coaches like Bo Schembechler to all-time great players like Desmond Howard, there’s plenty of reasons why the team has such a following.

In the present day, head coach Jim Harbaugh is still trying to get his squad over the hump. Once again, the team is loaded with talent, headlined by players such as wide receiver Nico Collins and safety Daxton Hill.

So what does the future hold for the Wolverines? Is 2020 the year? Where are the best places to legally and safely bet on college football games? We’ve got you covered on the answers to those questions and many more in our complete guide to Michigan Wolverines football.

What are the odds on the next Michigan football game?

When the Wolverines get set to take the field, we know where the eyes of many in the state of Michigan will be. So what are the chances that fans and players will have something to celebrate next time out? Let’s take a look at the latest Michigan Wolverines football odds.

Best Wolverines football betting apps

While you’ll have a number of choices to consider for betting on sports, some spots just do it better than others. Here are our recommended destinations for betting on the Wolverines this season.

  1. DraftKings Sportsbook App

The daily fantasy sports leader is working toward doing the same with sports betting, and it shows. DraftKings has an outstanding platform that provides you with everything you will need for betting on Michigan.

  • Multiple betting markets for Michigan football.
  • Slick interface that receives rave reviews from users.
  • Dedicated help section and chat option when questions pop up.

DraftKings has managed to show legacy sports betting operators a thing or two since entering the industry. Michigan users have lots to look forward to.

  1. FanDuel Sportsbook App

One of the biggest innovators in the DFS space, FanDuel is now doing the same with sports betting. If you’re looking for a fantastic platform that makes betting on the Wolverines a breeze, here it is.

  • Live odds and lines for all Michigan and Big Ten football games.
  • Numerous funding and withdrawal options.
  • User-friendly interface that customers absolutely love.

FanDuel has been a smash hit in every legal sports betting state in which it has set up shop. We’ll safely assume that the same thing will happen here in Michigan.

  1. BetMGM Sports App

A legend in the casino world, the MGM brand is known the world over. The sports betting arm has similar goals and makes getting in the game with Michigan a piece of cake.

  • Live betting on Wolverines games.
  • All of your sports betting needs from a trusted name.
  • Wide selection of sports betting markets to take advantage of.

BetMGM has become a preferred destination for sports bettors in a number of states to date. There’s a fantastic chance it will get the same reception here, offering competitive Michigan Wolverines football betting lines and odds.

Odds to win conference/playoffs

So what about finally cracking through and winning the Big Ten this season? Is there a realistic chance for a berth in the College Football Playoff? Here’s what the oddsmakers have to say about that.

Odds to win National Championship

It has been a while since the University of Michigan has tasted glory. A national title has been elusive, but the program is generally among the contenders for it each season. Here’s what the prospects look like for a banner campaign next time around.

Wolverines football player props/futures odds

Every time the Wolverines football squad steps on the field, you’ll be able to bet on the games in a number of ways. You can also go even deeper on the wagering menu for other intriguing opportunities. Here are two of the best to consider in that regard.

Michigan prop bets

Props are basically side wagers on the game. There will be a range of opportunities to consider on things that may or may not happen in the contest. Here’s a peek at some examples of what you might come across.

  • Will there be a defensive or special teams TD in the game — yes or no?
  • Which side will have more rushing yards — Michigan or Wisconsin?
  • Total turnovers in the game — over/under 2.5?

Michigan futures betting

These are wagers that you can place on whether something will happen as the season plays out. The biggest futures markets will see activity all year-round, while others will see spikes in interest at certain times.

  • Player to win Heisman Trophy
  • Team to win Big Ten
  • National championship winner

You can find prop bets by clicking through on the “more wagers” option on the individual game listings. For futures, you’ll find a dedicated tab for these markets by clicking on the college football link at one of the Michigan betting apps.

How did the Wolverines do last year?

The 2019 season for Michigan began with tons of promise. The program was being viewed as a favorite to win the Big Ten and make an appearance in the College Football Playoff. By those standards, the season was a disappointment.

After opening up with a double-digit victory over Middle Tennessee, the Wolverines needed double overtime to escape with a victory over Army. Two weeks later, the club was pounded by Wisconsin for its first loss of the season.

Michigan righted the ship with three straight wins, but the streak was snapped with a loss to Penn State. Four more victories followed, but the team closed out the regular season with an embarrassing home loss to Ohio State by a score of 56-27.

There was no Big Ten crown or CFP berth for the Wolverines. The consolation prize was a trip to the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day. Michigan fell to Alabama by a score of 35-16 to put a bow on the 2019 campaign.

Where to watch Michigan football games

As a program with a huge fan base and big national reach, Michigan football games are not too tough to find on the tube. Games are available on all of the major outlets that cover NCAA football, such as ESPN, ABC and Fox. If the Wolverines happen to not be on one of the bigger outlets, then they’ll be found on the Big Ten Network.

You can find all of the above as part of major cable and cord-cutting packages. Games are also available on the respective apps or websites for all of the outlets, but please note that a valid sign-in from your provider is generally needed.

On the radio side, Michigan games are on a number of stations throughout the state, including WSGW 790 AM and WSJM 94.9 FM. You can also pick up audio broadcasts of games via the TuneIn app.

UM football draft picks and prospects

In the 2020 NFL draft, a whopping 10 players from the University of Michigan heard their names called. The headline pick was center Cesar Ruiz, who went to the New Orleans Saints in the first round. Linebacker Josh Uche was a second-round selection of the New England Patriots.

We still have a ways to go for the next edition of the draft, but several star Wolverines players could find themselves in good positions if they excel in the coming year. Included on that list are wide receiver Nico Collins and defensive tackle Kwity Paye, both of whom are seniors.

Over the past decade, there have been 19 Michigan players selected in the first three rounds of the draft. Here’s a look at the first Wolverines player off the board in each of those years.

YearPlayerPositionRound TakenTeam
2019Devin Bush JrLB1Pittsburgh Steelers
2018Mason ColeC3Arizona Cardinals
2017Jabrill Peppers S1Cleveland Browns
2016Graham GlasgowC3Detroit Lions
2015Devin FunchessTE2Carolina Panthers
2014Taylor LewanT1Tennessee Titans
2013Denard RobinsonWR5Jacksonville Jaguars
2012Mike MartinDT3Tennessee Titans
2011Jonas MoutonLB2San Diego Chargers
2010 Brandon GrahamDE1Philadelphia Eagles

Michigan State football schedule

On July 9, the Big Ten Conference announced that, due to COVID-19, if fall sports take place, member schools will play a schedule of in-conference games only. This has thrown the already-announced schedule a bit in flux, with non-conference games canceled and conference games already on the schedule potentially changing. The Big Ten has said additional announcements will follow.

University of Michigan football rivalry games

As members of the Big Ten, the Wolverines have a number of built-in rivalries with teams they face year after year. However, some of the rivalry games just stand head and shoulders above the rest. Here’s a look at the three biggest.

  1. Michigan State: When the Wolverines and Spartans lock horns on the gridiron, you know what lots of folks across the state will be doing. Last season, Michigan dropped the hammer on its rivals to the tune of 44-10, and the Wolverines have won three of the last four in the series. However, that came on the tail end of Michigan State winning seven out of eight. Michigan has the edge in all-time meetings by a margin of 71-36-5.
  2. Ohio State:  For both programs, this has been the measuring stick game of the year. Michigan and Ohio State are typically in contention for the Big Ten crown, so the stakes are always high when they square off. The Buckeyes have had the Wolverines’ number in recent times, winning the last eight in a row and posting a 56-27 victory last season. The all-time series is close, with Michigan holding a 58-51-6 advantage.
  3. Minnesota: When these two programs meet up, they’re not only playing for bragging rights, but also the Little Brown Jug. This is one of the oldest rivalries in all of college football, dating back to 1892. Michigan won the last meeting in 2017 by a score of 33-10 and has won the last two in the series. The Wolverines hold an all-time mark of 75-25-3 versus the Golden Gophers.

Where is the University of Michigan football stadium?

The place known as “The Big House” really packs them in, and the Wolverines have themselves a fantastic home-field advantage as a result. Here’s what you need to know about where the Michigan faithful gather for home games.

  • Name: Michigan Stadium
  • Nickname: The Big House
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Address: 1201 S. Main St.
  • Opened: 1, 1927
  • Last renovated: 2010
  • Capacity: 107,601
  • Construction cost: $950,000
  • Owner and operator: University of Michigan
  • Record attendance: 115,109 — Sept. 7, 2013 — Michigan vs. Notre Dame

Most notable Wolverine coaches

Head coach Jim Harbaugh took the Wolverines job in 2015 to much fanfare. The Michigan alumnus was viewed as the man to bring the program back to the promised land. Harbaugh has gone 47-18 overall and 32-12 in Big Ten play.

The results have been relatively solid but unspectacular. There have been no Big Ten titles since he took over, and the team is just 1-4 in bowl games under his watch. He still has work to do to get the program over the hump.

Harbaugh is climbing up the ranks of Michigan history in terms of games coached, and there’s still time to cement his legacy among the greats in Wolverines history. Here are the top coaches of Michigan’s past that he can use for inspiration.

 Bo SchembechlerFielding YostHarry KipkeLloyd CarrFritz Crisler
Overall Record194-48-5165-29-10046-26-4122-40-071-16-3
Conference Record143-23-342-10-227-21-281-23-042-12-3
Conference Titles1310452
National Titles06211

Michigan Wolverines history

Michigan football traces its roots back to 1878. The program has put forth a number of memorable squads and featured plenty of stellar players through the years, and the Wolverines faithful are among the most loyal throughout the world of college athletics.

The official colors of the university are maize and blue, which were selected at a committee meeting way back in 1867. The fight song is known as “The Victors” and was composed by a student in 1898. Here are other notable nuggets from Michigan history.

  • All-time record: 962-346-6
  • Bowl game record: 21-27
  • National titles: 11 — last in 1997
  • Conference titles: 42 — last in 2004
  • Heisman Trophy winners: 3 — last by Charles Woodson in 1997
  • Consensus All-Americans: 83
  • Retired numbers: six — last was Desmond Howard in 2015
  • Career rushing yards leader: Mike Hart, 5,040, 2004-07
  • Most passing TDs in a game: Jake Rudock, six vs. Indiana in 2015
  • Most receptions in a season: Braylon Edwards, 97 in 2004

University of Michigan Football FAQ

How many national championships in football has Michigan won?

While it has been a while since the last one, the University of Michigan has laid claim to 11 national titles during the vaunted history of the program. The last time came in 1997 when head coach Lloyd Carr led the squad to a perfect 12-0 record and a win over Washington State in the Rose Bowl. Charles Woodson had a season for the ages and was awarded the Heisman Trophy.

What channel is the Michigan Wolverines football game on?

Michigan games are a big attraction on the tube, and you can find them pretty easily as a result. Broadcast networks will vary by game, but you can generally find Wolverines action on one of the major outlets that cover NCAA football, such as ABC, ESPN, Fox or the Big Ten Network.

What is on the Michigan Wolverines’ helmet?

It’s a winged design with three stripes that align from front to back. It was brought forth by former head coach Fritz Crisler for the 1938 season. Crisler would go on to become one of the top coaches in Michigan history, racking up an overall record of 71-16-3, and winning two conference and one national title during his tenure.

Where can you buy Michigan football tickets online?

Tickets for Wolverines home games can be purchased via the Michigan Ticket Department, which is located in the South Campus athletic complex in Ann Arbor. They can also be purchased online via StubHub. Single-game ticket prices will vary by opponent and section requested. As an example, here’s the list price for tickets to a home game versus Wisconsin.

  • Endzone — $110
  • Blue — $120
  • Maize — $140
  • Valiant — $150
  • Victors — $160

How many seats are in the University of Michigan stadium?

Michigan Stadium, affectionately known as The Big House, seats a whopping 107,601. The stadium opened in 1927 and last underwent renovations in 2010. The all-time attendance mark is 115,109 and was set for a game in the 2013 season versus Notre Dame. The surface was originally natural grass and has gone through a few iterations, but it has consisted of FieldTurf from 2003 to the present.

When was the last time Michigan beat Ohio State in football?

The last time Michigan beat Ohio was in 2011. Michigan defeated Ohio State at home in Ann Arbor that year by a score of 40-34. Since that point, the Buckeyes have had the Wolverines’ number and won eight games in a row over their rivals. The margin of victory has been two touchdowns or more for Ohio State four times over that span.

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