Approximately 52 percent of the NCAA Football betting public may like Jim Harbaugh to lead the Michigan Wolverines to victory in his debut at his beloved alma mater, but I think the underrated Utah Utes are the better pick in this 2015 NCAA college football regular season opener. Now, let’s find out why.
How To Bet the Wolverines @ Utes NCAA Football Odds & Game InfoTime/Date: Thursday, September 3, 8:30 PM ETVenue: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UtahNCAAF Odds: Utah -5.5Over/Under: 45.5
Why Bet on the Utah Utes (9-4 SU, 9-4 ATS)You may not know it, but the Utah Utes (9-4 SU, 9-4 ATS) are no longer a mediocre, mid-level kind of gridiron program that just wilts against elite D-I opponents. No…the Utes won nine games a year ago in their best season since joining the Pac-12and have an elite running back in junior college transfer Devontae Booker, a player that had a stunning season a year ago by falling just short of the school record with 1,512 rushing yards.
I also believe that Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham is one of the most underrated head coaches in the nation. Whittingham commented on his program’s progress. “We’ve taken a step forward every year with our depth and talent on the roster, one through 85,” he says. “It’s still a work in progress … but we feel like last year we made a lot of headway.”