NCAA football wagering excitement is growing for Michigan as they have won their first 4 college football betting online matchups while scoring 3 payouts.
Sports-Gambling opened with the Michigan Wolverines as 10.5 point favorites over the Indiana Hoosiers with kickoff on ESPNU set for 3:35 PM on Saturday.
Michigan closed out their non-conference season with a 65-21 home win over Bowling Green as 25 point home favorites. The Wolverines had a bit of a scare as superstar quarterback Denard Robinson had to leave the game with a mild left knee injury but he is expected to start at Indiana.
Robinson has emerged as a leading Heisman Trophy candidate as he has been the sparkplug to a Michigan offense that is ranked 2nd in the nation for total yards. Robinson leads the Wolverines with 688 yards and an 8.7 yards per carry average with 6 touchdowns.
On the passing end of the game he has connected on 71% of his passes for 9.1 yards per attempt with a 4/1 touchdown to interception ratio. He has completely transformed Michigan into a bona fide Big Ten contender with the NCAA odds.
The Michigan defense continues to be a liability however as defensive coordinator Greg Robinson is under fire for a unit that ranks 93rd in the country. If Michigan is to truly mount a challenge to Big Ten favorite Ohio State they must improve significantly now the conference play has started.
The Indiana Hoosiers have a record of 3-0 straight up and 2-1 with the NCAA football odds. Indiana is coming off a 35-20 win over Akron as 23 point home favorites.
The Hoosiers have the 11th ranked passing attack in the country as quarterback Ben Chappell has completed 72% of his passes for a 9.1 yards per attempt average with a 9/0 TD/INT ratio. Darius Willis balances out the attack with a 4.8 yards per carry average.
The Hoosiers rank 92nd against the run which is worrisome against Robinson and the Wolverines.
Last year Indiana nearly upset Michigan in a 36-33 loss as 18.5 point road dogs. Michigan had covered the 4 previous NCAA football wagering matchups in the series.