Bowling Green Falcons (1-1) vs. Michigan Wolverines (2-0)
Bowling Green Falcons vs. Michigan Wolverines 9/16/23 – The Bowling Green Falcons face an uphill battle as they take on the formidable Michigan Wolverines this Saturday, September 16, 2023, in the third week of NCAAF action. With the Wolverines undefeated at 2-0 and the Falcons at 1-1, it’s clear who the bookmakers are favoring. However, anything can happen in college football, making this game a must-watch for fans and bettors alike.
Terion Stewart has been a bright spot for Bowling Green, boasting 106 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns so far. A versatile threat out of the backfield, Stewart has the capability to change the game on any given play. Odieu Hiliare, another key player, has been an essential part of Bowling Green’s passing game with 8 receptions for 97 yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. These two will need to have exceptional performances to even the odds against a Michigan squad that has been dominant in virtually every aspect of the game.
The Michigan Wolverines are led by star running back Blake Corum, who has amassed 153 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns in just two games. Alongside Corum, wide receiver Roman Wilson has been another revelation for the Wolverines, catching 10 passes for 167 yards and an eye-popping 5 touchdowns. These key players are fundamental in driving Michigan’s high-octane offense and will be the ones to watch this Saturday. If you’re looking for the free expert NCAAF picks, consider their matchups carefully.
Bowling Green Falcons vs. Michigan Wolverines Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 7:30 PM ET|
Connor Bazelak QB vs. J.J. McCarthy QB
Connor Bazelak has shown some promise for Bowling Green with 390 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. However, the glaring issue here is his 3 interceptions and 59.2% completion rate. While he’s displayed a knack for deep throws, averaging 8 yards per attempt, his decision-making and tendency to throw interceptions could be his Achilles heel. Given the aggressive Michigan defense, Bazelak will need to be more cautious in his approach.
J.J. McCarthy for Michigan has been nothing short of sensational. With an 87.3% completion rate and 558 passing yards in two games, he’s clearly in elite form. Even more impressive is his passer rating of 202.5, which is among the best in the NCAAF this season. McCarthy has also shown excellent decision-making abilities, as he has yet to throw an interception. Given his strong start, it’s hard to find a weak spot in his game at the moment.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Michigan Wolverines -100000, Total Odds: 48.5
The betting odds show an almost overwhelming favor for the Michigan Wolverines, with a staggering moneyline of -100000 and a point spread of -41.5. This obviously leaves very little room for Bowling Green to surprise us, as per the bookmakers. Betting on Michigan to cover the spread could be risky, considering they are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games played in week 3.
Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Falcons are struggling against the spread, going 2-5 in their last 7 games. Furthermore, they are 2-4 straight up in their last 6 games, revealing some consistency issues. Interestingly, the total has consistently gone OVER in 6 of Bowling Green’s last 7 games on the road, which might offer some insight for bettors looking at the over/under.
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
Michigan is a powerhouse, boasting a 15-1 record straight up in their last 16 games. However, they are not as reliable against the spread, posting a 2-4 record in their last 6 outings. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan’s last 5 home games, making the under a potentially lucrative bet, especially with a relatively low total set at 48.5.
Bowling Green Falcons vs. Michigan Wolverines 9/16/23 Betting Picks
Michigan appears to be the superior team in nearly every aspect, making them the clear favorite to win. However, the spread of 41.5 points might be a bit too high to cover comfortably. Considering Michigan’s recent ATS record and Bowling Green’s ability to score, taking Bowling Green +41.5 seems like a smart bet. The over/under is set at 48.5, and given Bowling Green’s recent trends, betting the OVER might be worth the risk. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Michigan 52, Bowling Green 17.