2016 Citrus Bowl Odds: Michigan vs. Florida Betting Analysis

  • by Andrew Scofield
  • December 27th, 2015
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Michigan Wolverines vs. Florida Gators - 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl OddsAt one point in the season the Michigan Wolverines and the Florida Gators where strong candidates in different online sports betting reviews to make it to the College Football Playoffs this year. For a good part of the season they were very close, but heartbreaking losses and off-the-field problems made them just miss the cut and get dropped in the rankings down to the #14 and #19 spots. Now in Bowl season, both teams will face each other for the third time in a postseason setting. The Wolverines have won both previous times and are the -4 favorites for this edition of the Citrus Bowl. Can coach Harbaugh bring silverware to his alma mater on his first season? The Gators stand in their way.

Losing Will Grier due to a suspension had a negative impact on the Gators season. However they managed to keep a strong unit, and have their defense step up their game when needed most. Florida is very effective forcing turnovers and capitalizing those opportunities. In games like this where the offense is going to need all the help they can get, having at least one or two TDs scored by the defense could make a deciding factor for this game. However, the line for this game is generous of giving Florida’s offense more of a fighting chance on keeping up with Michigan. Online sports betting reviews and experts from the best Sportsbooks on the web are expecting a big game from the Gators’ running backs.

For the Wolverines, their key to success is going to be falling in the shoulders of their Senior QB Jake Rudock. It is very unlikely that Michigan is going to switch up their game plan for their most important game of the season. Lucky for the Wolverines, they will be placing the fate or their offense on a player that has been highly effective in the past few games. When it comes to their defensive end, the Wolverines must be able to contain the running attack, namely stop Treon Harris from having a big game. If they manage to do so, they will run away with this game.

Predicting the outcome of this game appears to be easy, while the Gators have the talent to pull an upset, we don’t see them pulling a fast one on Coach Harbaugh and Michigan. Like we said earlier the line and onlie sports betting reviews are a bit generous to Florida, they will not be able to keep up with Michigan. The final score is going to be 28 – 17.