The 2020-21 college football season just wrapped up, but the odds are already starting to roll in for the fall. This season will be the first with legal betting in Michigan and sportsbooks are jumping on the opportunity to capitalize. Despite a rough, 2-4 campaign this past season, the Michigan Wolverines are opening up with +8000 odds to win the national championship, the 17th best odds of any team according to Bovada.
Michigan A Favorite to Win 2021 National Championship
There are some things going in favor of the Wolverines. A top 15 recruiting class in all of college football and the second-best class in the Big Ten will give the Wolverines a good young group to build off of. One key member of that incoming class is the #2 rated pro-style quarterback, J.J. McCarthy from IMG Academy in Florida. The team has a lot of talent coming in to supplement an already deft roster.
Despite not having an incredible time as the head coach, the Wolverines are bringing back Jim Harbaugh to lead the way. Harbaugh has only won one bowl game and has only made one conference championship appearance in his six seasons in Ann Arbor. While the results have not been great, it is always great to bring back a coach who is more familiar with the program and has done a relatively good job recruiting. He definitely has his flaws, but he is the coach that the Michigan Wolverines can get to the next level with, especially with this recruiting class that he has brought in this season.
Overall, if you are thinking about betting now that it is legal in Michigan, the hometown Wolverines could be an intriguing pick to put a little money on. The +8000 odds are what makes it so intriguing. If it were any lower, it might not be worth it. However, a $25 bet would win you $2,000, so if you are a Michigan fan that will be cheering for the Wolverines anyways, why not try and turn a little money into a lot of money.