Indiana vs. Michigan Prediction
Is No. 4 Michigan set to run over Indiana when the Wolverines play host to the Hoosiers this afternoon 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 55 points. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent going on Indiana on the road.
Michigan dominates another
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. The Wolverines failed to cover a 36.5-point spread last week to snap a four-game cover streak.
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.
Indiana edges Maryland
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. IU has covered in two of its last three.
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.
College Football Betting Trends
Michigan has covered the spread in four straight at home and 5-2 ATS in its last seven games in November.
Indiana is 1-8 against the spread in its last nine road games and 4-12-1 ATS in its last 17 conference games.
Michigan has been locked in over the last month, allowing just 21 points in their last three games total. They have also been locked in at home, rolling over their opponents. Indiana should be another easy victory. The Hoosiers don’t have the run defense to slow down Michigan and their offense isn’t reliable enough to compete against this dominant U-M defense. While Michigan could be looking ahead to Ohio State next week, I trust the Wolverines to perform at home today.
College Football Prediction: Michigan -28