The oddsmaker speaks: Why Michigan is favored by one point against Illinois
So it's not a surprise that the Michigan at Illinois game Saturday (3:30 pm., ABC) is expected to be close. Oddsmakers generally have Michigan listed as a one-point favorite
Bodog Sportsbook manager Richard Gardner on the Michigan at Illinois game:
"The biggest factor influencing this week's line is the injuries to the Michigan Wolverines at some key positions. Both Denard Robinson and Fitz Toussaint have been banged up this season and we believe will not be as effective as they could be. If both were 100 percent healthy then we would have set the line with Michigan as a 2.5- to 3-point favorite considering that there is a big Michigan following at our sportsbook."
What do you think?