Michigan Football: 5 Predictions for Wolverines against Rutgers

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Scoreboard won’t light up

Rutgers isn’t known for having an explosive offense, although Bo Melton is a stud, and running back Isaih Pacheco is no slouch either.

The biggest weakness for Rutgers on offense is the offensive line. That unit is going to struggle against Michigan and it will be interesting to see Aidan Hutchinson moved around.

At any rate, this is a game that feels like it’s going to be fairly low-scoring. According to WynnBET, Michigan football and Rutgers have an over/under of 51.5 points.

The Wolverines are a heavy favorite and are expected to win the game by 19.5 points. Michigan also averages 47 points a game, so you can expect the number is a little higher due to U-M’s offensive production so far this season.

Both teams want to run the ball and each relies on quick-hitters in the passing game, although each has options for getting deep.  With the weather not expected to be great and two stellar defensive teams going at it, I see a hard-hitting, relatively low-scoring affair.

No other team has scored more than twice on the Wolverines this season and I don’t see Rutgers doing it Saturday, so expect the point total to be under 50.