Michigan vs. Indiana Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan is favored on the road in this game, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -7 points against the Hoosiers. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 48 points. Michigan has won its last 10 games with Indiana and the two have hit the over in four of their last six encounters. Saturday’s game takes place from Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The game will air live on ABC.
Michigan is coming off a 14-10 loss at home to Michigan State to fall to 4-1 on the season and 1-1 in the Big Ten. The Wolverines are 3-1-1 with the under and have hit the under in both conference games. Michigan has a great defense, allowing just 13.6 points and 213 yards per game. Offensively, Michigan is putting up 27.2 points and 385.8 yards per contest. Starting QB Wilton Speight will be out indefinitely with a back injury. John O’Korn is the backup, but has thrown for 505 yards with four interceptions and just one touchdown. Ty Isaac is leading the offense with 365 rushing yards and one score.
Indiana is coming off a 27-0 win over Charleston Southern last week to improve to 3-2 on the season. The Hoosiers are 0-2 in the Big Ten and 3-2 with the under. Indiana is averaging 29.6 points and 408.4 yards per game on offense this season. Richard Lagow and Peyton Ramsey have combined to throw for 1,298 yards and 10 scores. Ramsey has also run for 171 yards while Morgan Ellison is the leading rusher with 358 yards and two touchdowns. Simmie Cobbs Jr. is the leading receiver with 33 catches for 370 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is giving up just 25.6 points and 357.8 yards per game.
Michigan’s offense looked like a mess last week. While the weather wasn’t ideal, it was the quarterback play that was an issue. This week the Wolverines face an Indiana defense that has been pretty good. The Hoosiers struggled against Penn State and Ohio State, but those offenses are on another level compared to Michigan. The U-M defense should be up to the challenge of stopping Indiana. Michigan’s defense is for real, but the its offense has yet to show it can score consistently.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: MICHIGAN/INDIANA UNDER 48