Maryland-Michigan Over/Under Plummeting Due to Windy Forecast

Oct 03, 2018 11:58 AM EDT
  • Wind speeds of nearly 20 mph are expected in Ann Arbor on Saturday, which might end up being the highest we've seen all season.
  • After opening at 52.5, this over/under has dropped to 48.5.
  • Three Sports Insights Bet Signals have been triggered on the under, which is also receiving 85% of the money.

The Michigan Wolverines host the Maryland Terrapins Saturday (12 p.m. ET) in one of the more heavily bet games of the weekend.

As 17-point favorites, the Michigan Men should have their way with the Terps, but I wasn’t put on this planet to tell you about the spread. I was given the gift of meteorology.

It’s in my blood, my genes. I get out of bed in the morning because I know there is weather to be forecasted.

On Saturday, Ann Arbor will sport some juicy conditions. Currently, there are 18-mph winds expected during the game, which is tied with Bowling Green-Toledo for highest wind speed on the slate.

There has yet to be a college football game this season with winds above 15 mph, so this could end up as the windiest of the year.

If you read my weekly weather reports, you know that all games with double-digit winds are on my radar (old meteorology joke).

According to Bet Labs, games with 10+ mph winds have gone under the total 54.4% of the time. Not something you can retire on, but a great start for sure.

At 15 mph or higher, that winning percentage jumps to 58.1%. At 18+ mph, we’re looking at a 60.1% historical win percentage. Boom shakalaka!

Sharps have also taken a look at the forecast as the over/under has been hammered down from 52.5. to 48.5 since opening. The under is garnering a gargantuan 85% of the money, which has clearly forced the books to adjust the number.

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OPEN
CURR
# BETS
MSU
MICH
+6.5
47.5
+7.5
41
LSU
MSST
-6.5
44.5
-6.5
46
TEM
CIN
-3.5
48.5
-3.5
47.5
ECU
UCF
+24
64.5
+21.5
65.5
USF
CONN
-31
70
-32.5
69
WASH
COLO
-17
51
-17
50
TCU
OKLA
+7.5
61
+7.5
62
WSU
ORE
-2
66
-3
68.5
UK
VAN
-11.5
48
-11.5
46
TENN
BAMA
+28.5
58
+29
57.5
CLEM
NCST
-17
53.5
-17.5
57.5
IOWA
MD
-13.5
51.5
-9
42.5
PUR
OSU
+12
64.5
+13
69
WISC
ILL
-25.5
54.5
-24
56
IND
PSU
+13
62
+14
58