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College Football Betting Preview: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan Wolverines
October 14, 2023
The Indiana Hoosiers will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan to take on the #2-ranked Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium at 12:00 PM on Saturday afternoon with the matchup airing on national television on Fox.
The Indiana Hoosiers enter this game with a record of 2-3 following a 17-44 loss on the road against the Maryland Terrapins while failing to cover the 14.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 5 of the college football season. Indiana scored 17 points while compiling a total of 321 yards offensively which included 205 passing yards and 116 rushing yards while allowing 44 points and 472 total yards defensively which included 352 passing yards and 120 rushing yards. Tayven Jackson led the team in passing, completing 17 of 29 attempts for 113 yards and an interception. Christian Turner led the team in rushing with 15 carries for 61 yards. Donaven McCulley led the team in receiving, catching six of seven targets for 79 yards and a touchdown.
Michigan enters this game ranked 2
in the AP Poll and 2
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 6-0 following a 52-10 win on the road against the Minnesota Golden Gophers while covering the 18.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 6 of the college football season. The Wolverines scored 52 points while compiling a total of 432 yards offensively which included 241 passing yards and 191 rushing yards while allowing 10 points and 169 total yards defensively which included 52 passing yards and 117 rushing yards. J.J. McCarthy led the team in passing, completing 14 of 20 attempts for 219 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 17 yards and two touchdowns. Blake Corum led the team in rushing with nine carries for 69 yards and a touchdown. Cornelius Johnson led the team in receiving, catching three of four targets for 86 yards.
BookMaker has the Michigan Wolverines listed as 33-point favorites at home against the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday afternoon in week 7 of the college football season. Michigan has won nine of the last ten and two of the last three games while the Hoosiers are 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Indiana is 3-2 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, 2-1 ATS as an underdog, and 1-1 ATS in conference games this season while the Michigan Wolverines are 2-3-1 ATS overall, 0-3-1 ATS at home, 2-3-1 ATS as a favorite, and 2-0-1 ATS in conference games on the year.
There’s no doubt Michigan will come away with another easy win on Saturday as they have dominated the series winning nine of the last ten meetings. However, Indiana has fared well against the spread in the last ten matchups going 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten while going 2-1 ATS in the last three games, and has been the slightly better team this season at covering the spread going 3-2 ATS overall while the Wolverines at 2-3-1 ATS overall. I look for Michigan to get the win in this matchup, however, 33 points is too many points to give up which is why I’ll be glad to take the Indiana Hoosiers +33 against the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday.
Spooky Express Pick: Indiana Hoosiers +33
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