Michigan vs UNLV Prediction NCAAF Picks 9/9

Michigan vs UNLV Prediction NCAAF Picks 9/9

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Michigan vs UNLV: College Football Preview

No. 2 Michigan is set to face UNLV in the second of three games without suspended coach Jim Harbaugh. The Wolverines have national championship hopes and are expected to dominate this matchup. Let's delve into the details of this game and explain our final prediction.

The game is scheduled for 12:30 PM on September 9, 2023, at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI, and will be covered by CBS.

 

Team Analysis

Michigan Wolverines

Michigan had a strong start to the season with a convincing 30-3 victory over East Carolina in their opener. The Wolverines are a force to be reckoned with, and their ambitions include a shot at the national championship. In this matchup, they face UNLV as heavy favorites.

Quarterback J.J. McCarthy had a stellar performance, going 26-30 with 280 passing yards and three touchdowns. The Wolverines' offense, led by McCarthy, has the firepower to put up big numbers.

Wide receiver Roman Wilson emerged as a key player, recording six catches for 78 yards and three touchdowns in the last game. His performance adds depth and versatility to the Wolverines' passing game.

Defensively, Michigan is solid, allowing only 103 rushing yards in their opening game. This sets the stage for a challenging day for UNLV's running game.

 

UNLV Rebels

UNLV enters this game with a 1-0 record, but they are facing an entirely different level of competition in Michigan. While they had a convincing 44-14 win over Bryant in their season opener, the Wolverines are a different beast.

Quarterback Doug Brumfield, while showing promise, faces a daunting task against Michigan's defense. Brumfield went 11-18 with 86 passing yards and one interception in their last game.

Michigan's defense will likely stifle UNLV's offense, making it challenging for them to score points.

 

Prediction

The odds are heavily in favor of Michigan in this matchup, with a -37.5 points spread. The Wolverines are fully expected to dominate this game, and there are several key factors that support this prediction.

First, Michigan's strong offensive performance in the opening game, led by J.J. McCarthy and Roman Wilson, suggests they can score at will against UNLV.

Second, Michigan's defense has shown its ability to stop the run, which could be a major problem for UNLV, whose strength lies in its running game.

Lastly, the Wolverines have national championship aspirations, and they won't take this game lightly. They will look to make a statement and impress the college football world.

Considering these factors, it's highly likely that Michigan will not only win but also cover the -37.5 points spread. Expect a dominant performance from the Wolverines as they aim for a convincing victory.

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Pick: Michigan -37.5 -110

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