Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh watches a play against Ohio State during the second half at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh watches a play against Ohio State during the second half at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.

2023 College Football Win Totals: Betting Odds, Best Bets and Predictions for the Michigan Wolverines

We’re just weeks away from the 2023-24 college football season starting, and one team that’s always in the hunt for a College Football National Championship is the consistent Michigan Wolverines. 

Led by head coach Jim Harbaugh, who’s been rumored for several offseasons now to be headed back to the NFL, the team’s season kicks off on September 2 at noon ET at home against a layup of an opponent in East Carolina.

Below, we’ll look at the over/under lines on Michigan’s win totals and their average points per game, the “team specials” prop found under the futures tab here at WynnBET.com.

Let’s dive in to see the best bets. 

New to WynnBET? CLICK your state below to join today:

AZ | CO | IN | LA | MA | MI | NJ | NY | TN | VA WV

Michigan Wolverines Win Total

  • Over 10.5 wins (-110)

  • Under 10.5 wins (-110)

The Wolverines went 13-1 last year, with their lone loss coming in the College Football Playoff against the TCU Horned Frogs. They lost that game 51-45. 

Heading into this season, some key familiar faces are back with the program, headlined by quarterback J.J. McCarthy and running back Blake Corum. Corum will be a Heisman candidate this season, and McCarthy is a steady option. He threw for 22 touchdowns last year. 

Defensively, the Wolverines still have plenty of experienced players, especially at edge rushers and in the secondary. 

On the edge, they have Jaylen Harrell and Braiden McGregor, and the secondary has three seniors in Mike Sainristil, Josh Wallace, and Makari Paige.

Corum and fellow running back Donovan Edwards will also have some help up front, with Trevor Keegan and Zak Zinter returning and a few college veterans via the transfer portal.

Michigan’s bread and butter has always been their defense, as they allowed just 16 points per game last season. That kind of defense will always keep them in the hunt. 

Michigan Wolverines Regular Season Points Per Game

  • Over 36.3 points per game (-150)

  • Under 36.3 points per game (+125)

Last season, the Wolverines averaged 40.4 points per game, which was good enough for sixth in the country. Now, looking at their roster, the key pieces are back: McCarthy and the two running backs.

Also, this points per game total came even with Corum's knee injury toward the latter part of the season.

In 12 games, Corum rushed for 1,463 yards and 18 touchdowns, while Edwards added 991 yards on 140 carries and seven scores. 

McCarthy certainly isn’t going to win any passing awards. Still, this running game, McCarthy’s ball security, and this defense should be enough to surpass this number. 

Michigan Wolverines Best Bet

At -110, there’s still plenty of value taking the over on the wins. The scoring over has odds of -150, which isn’t bad, but there’s limited value there.

The Wolverines are the same team as last year. The NFL Draft saw them lose defensive tackle Mazi Smith, tight end Luke Schoonmaker, cornerback D.J. Turner, and a few other pieces, but these departures will allow others to shine.

For example, Mason Graham, a sophomore, will take over the nose tackle position left by Smith, Colson Loveland is a Jake Butt-type of tight end, and Josh Wallace has transferred in from UMass. 

The Wolverines will be right back in the thick of things for the College Football Playoff, including, perhaps, another undefeated season.

Michigan Wolverines Best Bet: Over 10.5 Wins (-110)

New to WynnBET? CLICK your state below to claim your new-user bonus: AZ | CO | IN | LA | MA | MI | NJ | NY | TN | VA | WV

Click to view our Accessibility Policy or contact us with accessibility related questions