Michigan Opens -3.5 vs. Florida in Citrus Bowl

Submitted by ChiCityWolverine on December 6th, 2015 at 7:19 PM

Michigan opens as 3.5 point favorite in Citrus Bowl vs Florida. Link

Other B1G lines: 

CFP Semi (Cotton): Michigan State +9.5 vs Alabama
Rose: Iowa +6.5 vs Stanford
Fiesta: Ohio State -6 vs Notre Dame
Outback: Northwestern +7 vs Tennessee
Taxslayer: Penn State +8 vs Georgia
Holiday: Wisconsin +2.5 vs USC
Foster Farms: Nebraska +5.5 vs UCLA
Pinstripe: Indiana -3(!) vs Duke
Quick Lane: Minnesota -3 vs Central Michigan

Comments

bronxblue

December 6th, 2015 at 10:25 PM ^

It's a very good defense, but it's trending downward a bit recently and hasn't played a murderer's row of offenses either (by FEI)

  1. UT - 22
  2. Ole Miss - 10
  3. LSU - 17
  4. FSU - 27
  5. Alabama - 29

By comparison, UM played 4 top 50 offenses:

  1. BYU - 35
  2. Indiana - 25
  3. MSU - 23
  4. OSU - 26

And the OSU team UM saw was a tad bit better on offense than LSU is right now.

I think it'll be a slog, but this is still a team that can be gameplanned around well enough; it isn't one of those dominating defenses that just shuts down a part of your team.

Gofor2

December 7th, 2015 at 11:07 AM ^

Is the best in the country, but they have nothing on Offense. If UM just stops the run this game is in the bag for UM. One thing to worry about tho is that this game won't have Big10 Refs, so Lewis will most likely get called for pass interference 3-4 times since that is what he does,on every play. I'm not joking.

snowcrash

December 6th, 2015 at 8:25 PM ^

I was very impressed with Florida's defense against Alabama. Their offense is pathetic, though. They're one of the worst running teams in the nation, so this is probably the best possible matchup for our weak run defense.

Wolverine Devotee

December 6th, 2015 at 7:30 PM ^

Florida offense the last 5 games-

  • 9 points vs Vanderbilt
  • 24 vs 3-9 South Carolina
  • 14 in regulation and 20 including OT against 3-9 FAU from C-USA
  • 0 vs FSU at home
  • 7 vs Alabama on desperation heave

 

Muttley

December 6th, 2015 at 7:56 PM ^

No matter what they say, I think the Committee swapped Oklahoma and Michigan State between #3 and #4 to avoid a semi-final matchup between what they think are the two best teams in Alabama and Oklahoma.  The betting community thinks Alabama and Oklahoma are the two top teams.