Michigan vs. Indiana Prediction
Will No. 13 Michigan be able to continue its string of strong play and cover a two-score spread on the road when the Wolverines take on Indiana at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
121 Michigan vs. 122 Indiana
Saturday, November 23, 2019
3:30PM ET – Memorial Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Michigan is favored on the road, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -9 points against Indiana. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 53.5 points. The public betting currently has 55 percent going on Michigan as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Indiana falls to Penn State
The Indiana Hoosiers are coming off a 34-27 loss at Penn State last weekend, putting an end to a four-game win streak. Indiana is now 7-3 on the season, 4-3 in the Big Ten, 7-3 against the spread and 5-5 with the over/under total.
Indiana has been pretty solid on both sides of the ball this year. The defense is giving up only 21.4 points and 316.6 yards per game, while the offense is putting up 33.3 points and 448.5 yards per contest. Peyton Ramsey has thrown for 1,673 yards and 10 touchdowns in limited starts this year while also rushing for 153 yards and three scores. Stevie Scott III is the team’s leading rusher with 791 yards and nine touchdowns while Whop Philyor is the top receiver with 61 catches for 863 yards and three touchdowns. Philyor is questionable to play on Saturday due to a head injury.
Michigan on cruise control
Michigan appeared to turn the corner last month with a strong second half at Penn State and that has carried over to three straight wins of 30 points or more, including a 44-10 win over Michigan State last weekend. The Wolverines are now 8-2 on the season, 5-2 in the Big Ten, 6-4 against the spread and 7-3 with the over.
The Wolverines are one of the stronger defensive teams in the nation, allowing just 16.4 points and 262.9 yards per game. Josh Uche is leading the defense with 28 tackles and 7.5 sacks. Offensively, Michigan is slowly working up the rankings and now averages 33 points and 398.3 yards per game. Shea Patterson is leading the offense with 2,157 passing yards and 16 touchdowns. His top receiver is Ronnie Bell, who has 36 catches for 610 yards. However, Bell is dealing with an upper body injury that has him questionable to play this afternoon. Zach Charbonnet is the team’s leading rusher with 589 yards and 11 touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Hoosiers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven against a winning team and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.
The Wolverines are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following a win, but just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games.
This could be a dangerous game for Michigan. The Wolverines have been playing well and are getting their swagger back heading into next week’s game with Ohio State. They could be caught looking past an Indiana team that is playing a lot better than it usually does. The Hoosiers have already been a problem for Michigan in the past, going 3-0-1 against the spread in the last four meetings. That includes an OT game in the Wolverines last two trips to Bloomington. While I like Michigan’s defense, the Wolverines has been susceptive to some breakdowns against the likes of Illinois and Penn State. Indiana can definitely make a game of this at home if it can expose this holes in Michigan’s defense.
College Football Week 13 Prediction: Indiana +9