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Michigan opens as TD favorite vs. Florida in Peach Bowl

Michigan football picked up right where it left the regular season off in the eyes of Las Vegas oddsmakers.

As another favorite.

The seventh-ranked Wolverines opened as 7 1/2-point favorites vs. Florida in the Peach Bowl, a line that has since come down, according to VegasInsider.com. As of Sunday evening, Caesars properties in Las Vegas listed Michigan -7 and falling, potentially on the news of Rashan Gary opting to sit out the Dec. 29 game in Atlanta.

Michigan (10-2, 9-1 Big Ten) received an at-large bid to play in the Peach Bowl, one of the New Year’s Six bowl games that supplement the four-team College Football Playoff.

First look at Florida, Michigan’s Peach Bowl opponent

The Wolverines are coming off a 62-39 loss to Ohio State in their regular-season finale, a game in which they closed as 4 1/2-point favorites. 

In fact, Michigan has been favorited in every game it has played in this season, including the season opener at Notre Dame. It is 6-6 against the spread and failed to cover in the last three games.

Meanwhile, Florida ended the season on a high note: the Gators (9-3, 5-3 SEC) won their final three games, including the regular-season finale over arch rival Florida State, 41-14, under first-year head coach Dan Mullen.

They are 8-4 against the spread this season, and covered their last two games.

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