Michigan at Northwestern Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 11/4/2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Ryan Field in Evanston
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On Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines (4-5) will be visiting the Northwestern Wildcats (3-5), who have lost three games in a row. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 27-19 in triple overtime last season.
Michigan played one of the better games of the season last Saturday when they beat Indiana 34-10 on their home field. The Wolverines' defense held Indiana to 191 total yards in that win, including just 24 yards through the air.
The Wolverines have one of the worst passing teams in the country this season by throwing for just 175.1 yards per game. Quarterback Devin Gardner was expected to be a star this season, but he has only thrown for 1,448 yards with eight touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Running back Derrick Green has averaged 5.7 yards per carry and has 471 rushing yards with three touchdowns.
Last Saturday, Northwestern was blown out 48-7 by Iowa on the road for their third straight loss. They had a lot of problems moving the ball in that game, finishing with just 180 total yards against Iowa's defense.
Through their first eight games, the Wildcats are scoring just 19.1 points per game while giving up 23.9 points per game. Their best player has been running back Justin Jackson, who has rushed for 726 yards this season with five touchdowns. Quarterback Trevor Siemian has thrown for 1,564 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions.
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
Michigan Wolverines are 4-5-0 Against the Spread
Michigan Wolverines are 4-5-0 against the Over/Under
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
Northwestern Wildcats are 2-6-0 Against the Spread
Northwestern Wildcats are 2-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/03/14 QB Devin Gardner Ankle probable Saturday vs. Northwestern
11/03/14 TE Jake Butt Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Northwestern
11/02/14 DB Jabrill Peppers Leg doubtful Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/27/14 LB Desmond Morgan Arm out for season
10/06/14 RB Derrick Green Collarbone out for season
09/04/14 OL Kyle Bosch Personal out indefinitely
08/28/14 WR Drake Harris Hamstring out indefinitely
08/28/14 RB Ty Isaac Eligibility out for season
08/09/14 DB Delano Hill Leg out indefinitely
11/02/14 RB Dan Vitale Foot "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/02/14 S Ibraheim Campbell Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/02/14 CB Keith Watkins II Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/02/14 WR Miles Shuler Neck "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/02/14 RB Solomon Vault Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/27/14 LB Brett Walsh Suspension out indefinitely
10/27/14 LB Collin Ellis Concussion out indefinitely
10/24/14 DB Dwight White Kidney out for season
08/27/14 DL Sean McEvilly Foot out for season
08/13/14 WR Christian Jones Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Northwestern
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