Indiana vs. Ohio State Prediction
No. 9 Indiana will put its unbeaten record on the line when it visits No. 3 Ohio State at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Are the Hoosiers a live dog catching 20.5 points or will the Buckeyes rout their Big Ten foes?
357 Indiana Hoosiers (+20.5) at 358 Ohio State Buckeyes (-20.5); o/u 67
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 21, 2020
Indiana Hoosiers Game Notes
Indiana redshirt sophomore QB Michael Penix Jr. completed 25-of-38 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 24-0 victory over Michigan State on Saturday. Penix Jr. (6'3/202) had another rock-solid outing for the undefeated upstart Hoosiers, averaging 8.4 yards per pass attempt and converting eight-of-eighteen third down opportunities. For the second straight week, Indiana suffocated their opponent by controlling the clock for 39:14, with Michigan State only gaining 191 yards of total offense. His best throw came on a crisp 25-yard out to Ty Fryfogle that he turned upfield past a trailing defender for a 65-yard touchdown. Indiana faces their stiffest test of the year against Ohio State next Saturday.
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Notes
Ohio State redshirt sophomore RB Master Teague III carried the ball 12 times for 60 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 49-27 win over Rutgers. Teague (5'11/225) was the only Buckeyes to run in a touchdown aside from QB Justin Fields. Aside from the score, though, Teague and co-starter Trey Sermon had almost the same day. They both took 12 carries, while Sermon only outgained Teague by eight yards. Through the air, however, Teague did separate himself, earning three receptions for a solid 37 yards compared to just a lone catch out of Sermon. This was Teague's first game of the year with any receptions, though, so it is tough to tell whether we can expect more of this from him.
Indiana vs. Ohio State Betting Prediction
The Hoosiers are 5-0 against the spread in their last five trips to Columbus and are 7-2 against the number in their last nine games versus the Buckeyes. The underdog has also covered in seven of the last nine meetings while the road side has covered in four straight series meetings. Indiana is also 5-0 against the spread in its last five games overall, is 6-0 against the number in its last six games as a road dog and is 7-0 at the betting window in its last seven games coming off a win. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 12 BETTING PREDICTION: INDIANA HOOSIERS +20.5