Virginia vs. Indiana - 9/9/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (0-1) at Virginia Cavaliers (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Scott Stadium)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at Scott Stadium on Saturday, September 9, the Indiana Hoosiers and the Virginia Cavaliers will be meeting up in Week 2 college football action.
Indiana comes into this one at 0-1 so far after a Week 1 loss to Ohio State 49-21. The Hoosiers were playing catch-up most of the second half, which resulted in 410 yards, three touchdowns and 65 passing attempts for Richard Lagow. As a team, Indiana rushed 27 times for just 17 yards overall, but Simmie Cobbs Jr. had a great day receiving on 11 catches, 149 yards and a TD.
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The Hoosiers managed to go 6-7 in 2016 and 4-5 in Big Ten Play. That was good enough for a Foster Farms Bowl appearance, where Indiana lost 26-24 to Utah.
Over on the Virginia side, they’re sitting at 1-0 after a 28-10 victory over William & Mary in Week 1. Kurt Benkert came out strong here with a 27-of-39 line for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Jordan Ellis led the team on 20 carries for 80 yards and one TD, while Doni Dowling put up six catches for 76 yards to lead the Cavaliers in receiving.
Virginia is coming off a disappointing campaign in 2016, finishing 2-10 overall and 1-7 in ACC play. The Cavaliers’ only wins came over Central Michigan and Duke early on in the season.
The Hoosiers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight versus the ACC and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games on grass. The over is 4-0-1 in the Hoosiers’ last five versus the ACC and the under is 5-1 in Indiana’s last six road games.
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 games in September and 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games. Virginia is also 1-5 ATS in the last six games on grass and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Neither the Hoosiers nor the Cavaliers was all that impressive in 2016, but each showed some promise in the opener. Both teams have solid quarterbacks heading into this campaign, and with a little polish we could se both making some real strides. All things considered, I think Virginia has enough talent on offense that they can hang sufficient points for a cover. I’ll take the Cavaliers.