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More bets have been placed on the Michigan Wolverines to win the national title than any other team at multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks. The Wolverines’ championship odds have moved from 15-1 to 7-1, making them the second favorites behind Alabama at the Westgate SuperBook.
Michigan is a 41-point home favorite in its opener against Hawaii on Sept. Ohio State has attracted the most money to win the national title at the sportsbook at the South Point casino, but it’s close.
Six weeks before the college football season kicks off, Alabama is the consensus favorite to win the national championship. The Wolverines also have attracted the most bets to win the title at the MGM and Westgate sportsbooks.
“[Ohio State] has about $20 more than Michigan,” said Chris Andrews, sportsbook director at the South Point casino.
The Wolverines return a bevy of experience from last season’s 10-3 team but are still looking for a starting quarterback. Juniors Wilton Speight and John O’Korn, a transfer from Houston, are the leading candidates.
. Colorado is the only team from a Power 5 conference on the Wolverines’ nonconference schedule. But Michigan will face Michigan State, Iowa and Ohio State on the road in Big Ten play.
There’s plenty of support in Las Vegas for the Buckeyes, too. But the Crimson Tide are not the most popular bet in Las Vegas.
Ohio State will host Michigan on Nov. 3. The line has been bet down to Ohio State -5, and Andrews says 88 percent of the money wagered on the Big Game at this point is on Michigan.
Ohio State is 8-1 to win the national championship at the SuperBook.
More money has been bet on Michigan to win the championship than on any other team at the SuperBook, and Jim Harbaugh’s squad has attracted 10 percent of all the national title bets at William Hill’s Nevada book. The Buckeyes opened as 6.5-point favorites against the Wolverines at the South Point
He has until 5pm on 5 April 2016 to respond to the charge,” said an FA statement:
City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who announced he will leave the club at the end of the season last month, has presided over defeats to rivals Tottenham, Leicester and Manchester United with his team 15 points off the pace and now fighting to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
City did beat Liverpool to win the League Cup final and face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarterfinals next week.
Manchester City declined to comment when contacted by CNN. Demichelis was not immediately available for comment.
Rule E8 states: “A Participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on – (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition; or (ii) any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world, including, for example and without limitation, the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters.”
Demichelis is not the first professional football player to have been charged by the FA over betting offenses.
Dan Gosling, the Bournemouth midfielder, was fined £30,000 ($43,000) after breaching the rules in March 2014 while at former club Newcastle.. There is no suggestion that Demichelis was involved in match fixing nor that he bet on games in which he was involved.
Story highlightsMartin Demichelis charged over alleged bettingDefender accused of committing 12 breaches relating to matches in JanuaryArgentine international could face a fine or suspension35-year-old has until April 5 to appeal
Demichelis, 35, is accused of having broken worldwide rules which came into existence on August 1 2014 to prevent players from betting on any football activity whether inside or outside of their domestic league.
Newcastle and England winger Andros Townsend was fined £18,000 ($26,000) and banned for four months in 2013 — a punishment which prevented him from playing at the European Under-21 Championship.
The misconduct charge is the latest blow for Demichelis, whose performances and that of his fellow teammates have dipped in recent weeks, with City falling out of contention in the Premier League title race after losing a number of crucial fixtures over the past couple of months.
“It is alleged the player committed 12 breaches of FA Rule E8 concerning football matches between 22 January 2016 and 28 January 2016