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.
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.