Michigan vs. UCF Prediction and Odds: Wolverines Get Back on Track

Michigan center Hunter Dickinson.
Michigan center Hunter Dickinson. / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Michigan Wolverines have gotten off to a really slow start this college basketball season, going just 7-4 and losing to Minnesota, North Carolina and Arizona all by double-digits.

Juwan Howard’s squad will face another tough test on Thursday when it hits the road to play the Central Florida Golden Knights. 

UCF is is 8-2 this season with its only losses coming to Auburn and Oklahoma. 

Can the Golden Knights handle a step up in class? Here are the odds via WynnBET:

Michigan vs. UCF Odds, Spread and Total


  • Michigan -3 (-110)
  • UCF +3 (-110)


  • Michigan: -150
  • UCF: +130


  • 139 (Over -110/Under -110)

Michigan vs. UCF Prediction and Pick

This is a tough line in this game, as UCF is desperate for a Quad 1 win, but it hasn’t fared well against Power Five opponents so far this season. 

The Wolverines are still trying to figure things out, as questions in the backcourt have wasted a few strong early season performances by Hunter Dickinson.

Still, the Wolverines are the better team on paper, which is why they are still favored on the road despite the slow start. 

I’m going to lay the points with Michigan, as UCF’s best win this season came against Miami, who is 11-3 this season. 

UCF is just 4-6 against the spread this season and 1-2 ATS as an underdog. Back Michigan to get on track in this spot. 

Pick: Michigan -3 (-110)