Wolverines Football: What Will Michigan Record Be in 2023 Season?

Wolverines Football: What Will Michigan Record Be in 2023 Season?
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If there’s a season when Michigan is likely to fulfill the promise of its preseason hype, the upcoming college football season is the one. Their fans and Michigan sports betting backers have reason to think so, anyway.

The Wolverines’ last national championship was in 1997. Michigan had stellar seasons in both 2021 and 2022, but those campaigns ended in losses in the Orange Bowl (to Georgia) and Fiesta Bowl (to TCU) respectively.

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Michigan 2023 Preseason Prospects

This year, Michigan has a preseason No. 2 ranking in both the Associated Press media poll and the AFCA Coaches’ rankings. However, looming on their schedule is a make-or-break November with a road game Nov. 11 at Penn State (ranked No. 7 in the AP poll) and a Nov. 25 home game versus archrival Ohio State (ranked No 3).

Given the recent near-miss seasons and the expectations for 2023, there’s really just one outcome that would represent success in Ann Arbor – a national title.

So BetMichigan.com – your source for the best Michigan sportsbook promos – is offering these hypothetical odds for Michigan’s possible exact won-loss record in the regular season for 2023.

Michigan Hypothetical Win Total Odds

Record Odds Pct. Chance
11-1 +150 40%
10-2 +210 32.3%
12-0 +240 29.4%
9-3 +570 14.9%
8-4 +900 10%
Other +2500 3.8%

Analyzing Michigan Football Record Chances

The narrowest odds of +150, or a 40% likelihood, is for Michigan to post a final regular-season record of 11-1. For a comparison to 2022, the Wolverines were on a 13-0 run until they were defeated by TCU in the Fiesta Bowl.

Michigan backers who hope for a repeat of an undefeated regular season are looking at hypothetical odds of +240, or a 29.4% chance.

You won’t find these hypothetical odds at sites with Michigan sportsbook apps – only here at BetMichigan.com.

Our odds for other potential Michigan exact regular-season records are: 10-2 (at +210, or a 32.3% chance); 9-3 (at +570, or 14.9%); 8-4 (at +900 odds, or 10%). We set the odds of any other record at a distant +2500, with only a 3.8% chance.

On offense, the Wolverines are loaded with talent to move the ball. Quarterback J.J. McCarthy (2,719 passing yards, 22 TDs, five interceptions in 2022) is a second-year starter. Plus, the Wolverines have depth at running back with Blake Corum, who rushed for 1,463 yards and 18 touchdowns last season, and Donovan Edwards, who gained 991 yards and scored seven TDs a year ago.

Caesars Sportsbook Michigan has set the odds of the Wolverines winning the national championship at +800, fourth on the board behind Georgia (+230), Alabama (+650) and Ohio State (+750).



Bill Ordine, senior journalist and columnist for BetMichigan.com, was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others.

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