Michigan Opens as Surprising Road Favorite Over Washington in Early Odds for Week 1 Matchup in Seattle

By David Hayes
Michigan vs Washington football Week 1 odds for 2020 matchup.
Michigan vs Washington football Week 1 odds for 2020 matchup. / Leon Halip/Getty Images

The Washington Huskies haven't lost to Michigan at home in Seattle since 1970, but it looks like the oddsmakers believe that 2020 could be the year that bucks this trend.

Even with the 2020 college football offseason experiencing some unprecedented spring delays and cancellations, the odds and spreads around more than 100 of this fall's biggest matchups are now available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Michigan vs Washington Spread 2020

Sitting months away from the 13th all-time meeting between these two football programs, Michigan has already opened as a 1-point favorite to beat Washington on the road in Seattle in Week 1, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

While both programs are returning what should be competitive rosters, Michigan is bringing in a more talented crop of recruits and underclassmen than the Huskies. Both schools also lost their multi-year starting QBs to the NFL Draft and graduation last year as well, which is probably why the Wolverines are only marginal favorites here.

There's still plenty of time for things to change between now and this 2020 rivalry kickoff, but the Wolverines remain early favorites for the time being. Barring any scheduling changes we may see, Washington is currently set to host Michigan at Husky Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.

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