While it has taken longer than expected Michigan has finally taken shape under fourth year coach Jim Harbaugh. The Maize and Blue are tough as nails with a rock-ribbed defense and improved offensive line. Best of all the Wolverines have been a profitable NCAA Football betting play. Indiana is just one win away from becoming bowl eligible. But even the biggest Hoosier fans realize that’s not likely to happen at the Big House on Saturday. Granted, the Hoosiers are scrappy and competitive. Balanced against that is their lack of top tier talent and depth.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan Wolverines
Date and Time: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
NCAA Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|Indiana||+28 (-110)||53½ (-110)|
|Michigan||-28 (-110)||53½ (-110)|
Hoosiers vs. Wolverines TV Coverage: Check Listings
Michigan is 9-1 straight up and 6-4 vs. the odds with six of their games going over the total. Last week the Maize and Blue won at Rutgers 42-7 as 36.5-point overlays. Concurrently the Wolverines have the top ranked defense in all of college football. At the same time Michigan has shown dramatic improvement on offense. More emphatically they have climbed to 20th overall for scoring. Karan Higdon has 1005 yards rushing with 5.3 yards per carry and nine touchdowns. In addition, Shea Patterson has 17 touchdown passes with only three interceptions.
Indiana is 5-5 straight up and 4-6 against the spread with seven of their games clearing the total. Last Saturday Indiana snapped a four-game losing streak with a 34-32 home payout over Maryland. Simultaneously the Hoosiers went over the total for the fifth straight game. Indiana has the metrics of a lower tier Big Ten team. To illuminate the Hoosiers rank 78th for scoring offense and 84th for scoring defense. More emphatically previous coach Kevin Wilson’s prolific passing attack is long gone. As a matter of fact, Indiana is averaging just 6.57 yards per pass.
Stats to Consider
Indiana has been a weak NCAA Football betting value as a road dog. In fact, the Hoosiers have paid in four of their last 13 getting points on the road. Five of their last seven in that role have gone under the total. Balanced against that is Michigan’s great value as a home chalk. The Maize and Blue have covered six of their last seven laying points at the Big House. And six of their last eight in that situation have gone over the total.
Team vs. Team
Michigan has the online wagering advantage in this head to head series. For example, Indiana has paid in just two of their last five games with the Wolverines. Five of the last seven between these teams went over the total. Further, Michigan has gotten the money in three of their last five at home with the Hoosiers. The last two in this series at the Big House have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Michigan’s depth and momentum is the NCAA Football Betting matchup difference. As mentioned earlier they own the Hoosiers head to head.
Hoosiers vs. Wolverines NCAA Football Betting
To conclude Michigan is not going to look past this home finale at the Big House. The Seniors will be going out in style.
Hoosiers vs. Wolverines NCAA Football Betting Pick: Michigan Wolverines
Hoosiers vs. Wolverines NCAA Football Betting Score Prediction: Michigan 49, Indiana 10
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