Greg McElroy analyzes Michigan's over/under win total entering 2023
Greg McElroy knows expectations in Ann Arbor are reaching a fever pitch ahead of the 2023 season. With some key additions via the transfer portal and a number of talented returners, the roster for the Wolverines could be among the most talented in college football.
In fact, head coach Jim Harbaugh recently predicted Michigan will break the record for players selected in a single NFL Draft. Vegas is also high on the Wolverines, setting the over/under win total for Michigan at 10.5 entering the season. Interested Michigan fans can take advantage of this special DraftKings Michigan promo code to get in on the over/under ahead of the season.
In a recent segment, McElroy tackled that over/under with an in-depth look at Michigan’s schedule. He breezed through the nonconference portion to begin the season but highlighted a couple of conference road trips that are interesting.
“They go to Nebraska. Interesting game… one that should not be taken lightly, but I’m not as worried about that one. The one the following week is the one I would circle,” said McElroy. “Even though I’m not convinced Minnesota can out-Michigan Michigan, still one that will be difficult. Back-to-back road games: at Nebraska, at Minnesota. Do not take either game lightly because I expect both teams to be improved, believe it or not, here in 2023.”
McElroy admitted some of the other games in the middle part of the schedule are intriguing but does not see any that could seriously trip up the Wolverines. The key to Michigan’s season and the 10.5-win total comes over the final 3 games.
In the end, McElroy expects the Wolverines to win at least 11 games, but he also predicted Michigan to lose 1 of the final 3 games of the season. Which game remains to be seen:
“You go to Penn State, you go to Maryland and Ohio State comes to you in the final 3 games of the season. Here is where we separate the men from the boys,” McElroy explained. “Not with the road trip to Penn State, they’ll be up for that one. They will be prepared… Here’s the most dangerous game on the schedule: That road trip to Maryland the week before you play in the big game is one (that) does not need to be taken lightly. They’ve got some firepower, they played Michigan closer than most last year, and I think that group could be a dangerous one… and then Ohio State comes to you.
“I think they go 2-1 in the final 3. Which one are they gonna lose, I’m not 100% certain, but I would take the over with the Michigan Wolverines at 10.5.”