Indiana vs. Michigan Total Prediction
By returning home, is No. 4 Michigan set to put up a big offensive number again when it takes on Indiana this Saturday at 4PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
319 Indiana at 320 Michigan
Saturday, November 17, 2018
4PM ET – Michigan Stadium
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Michigan is the clear favorite in this game, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -28 points against Indiana. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 53.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 58 percent going on Indiana on the road.
Indiana ends losing streak
Indiana ended a four-game losing streak last weekend when it earned a 34-32 win over Maryland at home. The Hoosiers are now 5-5 overall and just 2-5 in the Big Ten. They are 4-6 against the spread and 7-3 with the over. They have hit the over in five straight.
IU has a respectable offense, but its defense is a mess. The Hoosiers are giving up 30 points and 413.8 yards per game this season. Their run defense is allowing 181.1 yards per contest. When it comes to offense, Indiana is putting up 27.6 points and 411 yards per contest. Peyton Ramsey has thrown for 2,335 yards and 17 touchdowns, but he also has 11 interceptions. Ramsey can move a little bit, as he has rushed for 266 yards and four scores as well. Stevie Scott is the team’s leading rusher with 894 yards and eight touchdowns.
Michigan keeps rolling
The Wolverines won their ninth straight game last week, earning a 42-7 win at Rutgers. Michigan has won five straight by double digits to move to 9-1 overall and 7-0 in the Big Ten. U-M is 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 with the over. It has hit the over in four of its last five games.
Michigan has a dominant defense this year, as the Wolverines are allowing only 12.9 points and 219.8 yards per game. Their pass defense is giving up just 116 yards per game. Offensively, Michigan is putting up 37.2 points and 421.9 yards per game. Their run game is averaging 215.4 yards per contest. Karan Higdon has rushed for 1,005 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018 to lead the offense while Shea Patterson has thrown for 1,927 yards and 17 touchdowns with just three interceptions. Donovan Peoples-Jones is the leading receiver with 30 catches for 447 yards and seven touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
Indiana has hit the over in five straight Big Ten games and in nine of its last 13 games in November.
Michigan has hit the over in 11 of its last 15 games in November and 18-7-1 with the over in its last 26 home games.
The total is rather tame for a Michigan team averaging the kind of offense it is. The Wolverines should be able to run all over this Indiana defense, especially at home. Michigan has scored at least 38 points in every game at home, going over 40 in all but one. Indiana has shown no ability on defense to slow that down. The Hoosiers have enough offense to find a few points against Michigan as well. Ramsey can lead IU to a few touchdowns later in the game to push the score over the total.
College Football Prediction: Indiana/Michigan Over 53.5