Michigan is running roughshod over everyone right now, and that included the Minnesota Golden Gophers, who thought they might sneak up (at least against the spread for sports betting enthusiasts) on the Wolverines at home. However, the Wolverines got a pick-six on the second play of the game and rolled on from there to a 52-10 rout. One player who had a huge game was A.J. Barner, a transfer tight end who was a huge help in the blocking game and caught two passes for 24 yards. Along with Colston Loveland, the Wolverines have a powerful duo at tight end, just part of their wealth of riches on offense. What’s coming up next? Indiana vs Michigan are facing each other and we have the betting analysis for you.
College Football Odds Indiana vs #2 Michigan: Let’s look ahead to the Wolverines’ home date with the Indiana Hoosiers – who last won at Michigan Stadium in 1967.
When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 12:00 pm ET
Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
Radio: No National Broadcast
Live Stream: Hulu
NCAAF Odds: Michigan -33.5 / O/U 45
Why should you bet on the Hoosiers?
Indiana has a 2-3 record, and the two wins (over Indiana State, an FCS opponent) and over Akron, in overtime) have not been particularly impressive. The Hoosiers’ losses came against Ohio State (23-3), Louisville (21-14), and Maryland (44-17). The loss to Louisville became a little easier to bear after the Cardinals stopped Notre Dame last week in prime time. The loss against Maryland came last week and saw the Hoosier offense basically grind to a halt. Quarterback Tayven Jackson threw for 113 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while Christian Turner needed 15 carries to pick up 61 yards.
Indiana has a ten-game losing streak against teams ranked in the AP Top 25. On the road, Indiana is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games. In Big Ten play, the Hoosiers have lost the first half in five of their last six games. The fact that the Hoosiers were able to hold Ohio State to just 23 points would be a promising sign, but then they gave up 44 to Maryland a week ago. If you like the Hoosiers to cover, you see the early start keeping things slow for a while before the Michigan offense gets rolling.
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Why should you put your money on the Wolverines?
Michigan is largely flying under the radar this year, thanks to the hype about the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs and the news about major conference realignment. The Wolverines have not allowed more than seven points in any game this season but have scored 30 or more points in each contest. They started with a 30-3 laugher over East Carolina, with the most recent result coming last week in that whipping of the Golden Gophers.
Against Minnesota, Michigan was up 24-10 at halftime before putting up 21 unanswered points in the third quarter. J.J. McCarthy threw for 219 yards and a touchdown, and Blake Corum carried the ball nine times for 69 yards and a touchdown. Michigan has a 26-game winning streak against unranked opponents. However, the Wolverines are 0-6 against the spread in their last six home games. The defense looks ready to shut Indiana down, but can their offense really win by five touchdowns?
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Indiana vs Michigan Final Score and Prediction
If this were a 3:30 kickoff or a prime-time affair, I would be more inclined to take Michigan to win and cover. That early start often leads to a slow quarter, with teams trading the ball back and forth, before the scoring gets started. That start (and Michigan’s difficulty covering huge lines at home) will combine for a Hoosier cover. I predict a final score of Michigan 41, Indiana 13.
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