Michigan has lost two of their last five season openers, and with a road trip to Minnesota in their 2020 season opener, the Wolverines could drop their third opener in six years.
The two longtime Big Ten foes haven’t met since Michigan’s win in Ann Arbor in 2017, the second straight win in the series after the Gophers won in 2014, one of just four wins over Michigan since the 1960s. Three years after that 23-point Michigan, both programs enter 2020 seeking their first-ever division title and will do so with a nine-game conference-only schedule that begins on Saturday in Minneapolis.
This week on the High Motor podcast, betting expert Chase Kiddy explained why Michigan should not be a three-point favorite and why Minnesota (+3) is one of the best bets of Week 8.
Andrew Doughty hosts the High Motor podcast and covers college football and college basketball for HERO Sports. A Kansas (B.S. Sport Management) and Memphis grad (M.A. Journalism), Andrew is also a Junior Writer for Sports Illustrated and has published work on SB Nation and Bleacher Report.