Northwestern vs. Michigan Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for College Football Week 8

The Michigan Wolverines have ran over every team they've faced so far this college football season.
The Michigan Wolverines have ran over every team they've faced so far this college football season. / Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

Are the Michigan Wolverines for real?

They’re ranked at No. 6 in the latest AP poll and are one of the only undefeated teams left in the country with a perfect 6-0 record. Is it possible that as soon as their fans give up them, Michigan finally becomes a legit contender?

Oddsmakers expect Michigan to continue its undefeated campaign, as the Wolverines are set as massive favorites against Northwestern in Week 8 action. The Wildcats are coming off their first Big Ten win of the season, downing Rutgers 21-7.

Here are the odds for the game via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Northwestern vs Michigan Spread, Odds, and Total


  • Northwestern +23.5 (-110)
  • Michigan -23.5 (-110)


  • Northwestern +1100
  • Michigan -2500


  • 51 (Over -110/Under -110)

Northwestern vs Michigan Betting Trends

  • The UNDER is 10-5 in Northwestern’s last 15 games.
  • Northwestern is 6-3 ATS in its last nine games vs Michigan.
  • Northwestern is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 road games.
  • Michigan is 5-1 ATS this season.

Northwestern vs Michigan Prediction and Pick

Styles make fights in football, and Northwestern is looking at a nightmare matchup against Michigan this week.

66.58% of offensive plays ran by Michigan this season are rushing plays, which is the sixth highest rate in the entire country. The Wolverines are also averaging 5.5 yards per carry on the year, and their potent rushing attack has been a main reason for their success.

Now they take on a Northwestern team that is giving up 5.9 yards per carry on the season which ranks 123rd in the country. That’s right, they have the eighth worst run defense in all of college football.

So we have one of the best running teams in the country hosting one of the worst run defenses in the country. It’s a big number to lay, but it’s a no brainer for me. Give me Michigan -23.5.

Pick: Michigan -23.5

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