Predictions for Michigan's Biggest Games of the 2020 College Football Season

By David Hayes
Dylan McCaffrey is expected to battle Joe Milton for Michigan's starting QB position in 2020.
Dylan McCaffrey is expected to battle Joe Milton for Michigan's starting QB position in 2020. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
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Even with the 2020 college football offseason already impacted by some unprecedented spring delays and cancellations, most programs don't have to wait until August to see the scheduling challenges that await them later this year.

In fact, most FBS Power 5 college football programs already have their entire 2020-21 season schedules finalized, including the Michigan Wolverines. And with a finalized schedule in hand, the spreads and betting odds to win each game aren't long to follow.

With that being said, here's a look at some early predictions for the outcomes of Michigan's six biggest games in 2020 by the odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Michigan Football Predictions 2020

1. Week 1: Michigan @ Washington

Date: Sept. 5, 2020
Location: Husky Stadium – Seattle, WA
Prediction: Win
Spread: Michigan (-1)

2. Week 4: Wisconsin @ Michigan

Date: Sept. 26, 2020
Location: Michigan Stadium – Ann Arbor, MI
Prediction: Win
Spread: Michigan (-3)

3. Week 5: Penn State @ Michigan

Date: Oct. 3, 2020
Location: Michigan Stadium – Ann Arbor, MI
Prediction: Win
Spread: Michigan (-1.5)

4. Week 6: Michigan @ Michigan State

Date: Oct. 10, 2020
Location: Spartan Stadium – East Lansing, MI
Prediction: Win
Spread: Michigan (-6.5)

5. Week 7: Michigan @ Minnesota

Date: Oct. 17, 2020
Location: TCF Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN
Prediction: Win
Spread: Michigan (-1)

6. Week 13: Michigan @ Ohio State (The Game 2020)

Date: Nov. 28, 2020
Location: Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
Prediction: Loss
Spread: Ohio State (-11.5)

Michigan National Championship Prediction

Michigan is currently tied with Penn State for the third-best odds to win the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship among Big Ten teams at +5000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. That's an implied probability roughly equivalent to a 2.0 percent chance of winning the 2021 CFP title.


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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