The Michigan Wolverines hits the road for the second straight game looking to stay perfect against Indiana who has lost two in a row.
The Wolverines (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) are ranked fourth in the major polls and looked great in a win at Iowa last Saturday. Indiana, meanwhile, is 3-2 (1-1) after losing at Nebraska this past week. The Hoosiers are 22.5-point underdog at America’s Bookie which is the exact margin of last year’s game against Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The Hoosiers aren’t very good and are coming off double-digit losses to Cincinnati and Nebraska.Michigan’s offense should roll, with J.J. McCarthy but are they good enough to cover the huge number (-22)?
Four of the last five meetings in Bloomington have stayed within seven points or resulted in an Indiana win.
Indiana quarterback Connor Bazelak has thrown for just three touchdowns and three interceptions over the last two weeks and has been sacked eight times in those games.Michigan is 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games. Michigan is 5-1 to the under in their last 6 games.
INDIANA OFFENSE VS. MICHIGAN DEFENSE:
Indiana scoring offense: 87th (27.2 points per game)
Michigan scoring defense: 6th (11.6 points per game allowed)
Indiana rushing offense: 116th (105.2 yards per game)
Michigan rushing defense: 14th (94.2 yards per game allowed)
Indiana passing offense: 33rd (278.8 yards per game)
Michigan passing defense: 10th (157.8 yards per game allowed)
MICHIGAN OFFENSE VS. INDIANA DEFENSE:
Michigan scoring offense: 6th (45.4 points per game)
Indiana scoring defense: 99th (30.4 points per game allowed)
Michigan rushing offense: 13th (221.8 yards per game)
Indiana rushing defense: 69th (142.6 yards per game allowed)
Michigan passing offense: 79th (234.8 yards per game)
Indiana passing defense: 118th (277.8 yards per game allowed)
Prediction: I would not be one of the first to trot up to the window and lay money down on Indiana but grabbing more than 3 full TD’s is starting to sink in and I’ll bite at that.
Prediction: Michigan 34-17
Take: Indiana +22.5 @ America’s Bookie