Saturday’s matchup between the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans is set to be Michigan’s most-wagered on single sporting event this year.
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The Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans face off on Saturday in one of the most eagerly-anticipated College Football games of the year.
There has been a buzz within the state of Michigan ahead of this tasty matchup. Not only does it present a fierce College rivalry in the Wolverine State, but both teams are also currently ranked in the official College Football top 10. Michigan are in 6th and Michigan State are in 8th, with both teams unbeaten thus far.
All of this has wet the appetites of sports bettors in Michigan. According to analyst Matt Schoch, Saturday’s game will most likely be the state’s most-wagered on single sporting event this calendar year behind the Super Bowl in February, and the most-wagered on event among online bettors in Michigan.
There has yet to be a Michigan-focused sporting event of this magnitude that Michiganders have had the ability to bet on since the official launch of Michigan sports betting back in January 2021. It’s incredibly exciting for all involved, from the players, to the staff, to the fans.
By comparison, Iowa College teams Iowa and Iowa State matched up earlier this season. This event alone contributed significantly to Iowa’s September betting handle of $210.4 million, beating the state’s previous record handle of $161.4 million. Iowa’s population is around 3 million, whereas Michigan‘s population is almost 10 million.
Michigan Wolverines at Michigan State Spartans Odds
Michigan Wolverines are currently 4-point favorites at Caesars Sportsbook for Saturday’s showdown. If you are a fan of the money line, you can get Wolverines at -190 odds or Spartans at +160 odds.
The over/under points total is currently set at 50.5 points if you like betting on the over/under.
It is sure to be an enticing Saturday matchup in what is a unique weekend for the Michigan sports betting industry. It will be interesting to see how the Michigan vs Michigan State game will contribute to the state’s sports betting handle this month.
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