Opening 2019 College Football Odds
Spring practices have kicked off at a large number of college football facilities. The much anticipated Michigan spring football game will be played April 13, the Saturday following the college basketball championship game. An event that Wolverine fans hope their basketball teams will be taking part in. The Maize and Blue football program has grabbed as much March attention as the hoops squad. After losing to Michigan State in the Big 10 Conference Basketball Tournament final the Wolverines check in at 20-1 to win the basketball national championship at most Vegas and Offshore books. Opening 2019 College Football Odds: Wolverines -6.5 vs Buckeyes.
2019 Michigan football will have several new pieces. And fans are anxious to get an early preview of their team in a spring game. The team spring affair is set for April 13 and will be surrounded by a littering of special events. The Detroit News reported that according to a tweet from Harbaughs’ Podcast page on Monday there will also be an interview with new quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels that will post on Tuesday.
The Michigan Football twitter account [@UMichFootball] retweeted Harbaughs’ Podcast and indicated to “mark your calendars” and that additional information and details about the football team will be coming soon. Last year, the Wolverines’ spring game was cancelled.
The Panama based Offshore Sportsbook, BetOnLine, has posted early lines for 44 college pigskins matchups in 2019. The early publication has Michigan football games. And the Wolverines are favored in all contests.
Michigan Wolverines 2019 College Football Early Line Report
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
Michigan -6 at Wisconsin
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
Michigan -5.5 at Penn State
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019
Michigan -8.5 vs Notre Dame
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019
Michigan -13 vs Michigan State
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019
Michigan -6.5 vs Ohio State
Michigan Football Face-lift
The new look Wolverines aim for 2019 is not just winning games but being more exciting when they have the ball. Harbaugh told the Detroit News this past Monday that the Wolverines’ tempo will be the biggest difference between the 2018 and 2019 teams.
Earlier this offseason, Harbaugh hired Josh Gattis away from Alabama to be his offensive coordinator. Harbaugh said he expects a more up-tempo offense this season and that Gattis will call plays.
Harbaugh hired former Alabama and Penn State assistant John Gattis this past January to be the team’s new offensive coordinator. In a departure from the way Harbaugh has handled that role with past assistants, he said he “handed the keys” to the offense to Gattis when the newcomer arrived on campus” reported Angelique S. Chengelis of The Detroit News.
“The tempo’s a huge change,” Harbaugh said. “It’s got more of an attacking feel to the offense in terms of tempo and in terms of going downfield in the passing game… From huddling to not huddling, that’s big. I like it. It’s got more of an attacking feel to the offense in terms of tempo and in terms of going downfield in the passing game.”
Michigan’s offense averaged 35.2 points per game last season. But Harbaugh expects more explosiveness with the passing game this season. The Wolverines have a talented group of wide receivers and returning quarterback Shea Patterson. Harbaugh told the local media this past week that he expects a number of RPO’s (run-pass option plays) to be built into the playbook for Patterson. An increased tempo will be a welcome scheme that more resembles the style of play that the SEC and ACC display on Saturday afternoons.
Additional BetOnLine early college football offerings include:
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019
Auburn -3 at Oregon
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
LSU -5 at Texas
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
LSU -3 vs. Florida
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
Army -10 at Navy
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Opening 2019 College Football Odds: Wolverines -6.5 vs Buckeyes