Indiana vs. Charleston Southern - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indiana vs. Charleston Southern - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Charleston Southern Buccaneers (2-2) at Indiana Hoosiers (2-2)

College Football: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium-Bloomington)

The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -31 -- Over/Under: 60 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Charleston Southern Buccaneers and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.

The Charleston Southern Buccaneers look for a monster upset victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers have lost five of their last eight road games. Shane Bucenell is completing 59.2 percent of his passes for 497 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Bucenell has four touchdown passes in his last two games. Kameron Brown and Geoffrey Wall have combined for 294 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Adam Allen has three receptions. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers ground game is averaging 227 yards per contest, and Noah Shuler leads the way with 204 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Charleston Southern is allowing 18.8 points and 329.5 yards per game. Demetri Royer leads the Charleston Southern Buccaneers with 24 tackles, Anthony Ellis has 3.5 sacks and Sekwan Jenkins has two interceptions.  

The Indiana Hoosiers look for a feel good victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Indiana Hoosiers have split their last eight home games. Richard Lagow is completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 661 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Lagow and Peyton Ramsey have combined for eight touchdown passes this season. Simmie Cobbs Jr. and Ian Thomas have combined for 526 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Donavan Hale has seven receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 146.7 yards per contest, and Morgan Ellison leads the way with 310 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 32 points and 413.8 yards per game. Tegray Scales leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 37 tackles, Allen Stallings IV has two sacks and Jonathan Crawford has one interception.

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The Buccaneers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and the over is 4-0 in Buccaneers last 4 games following a straight up win. The under is 6-1 in Hoosiers last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Hoosiers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.

There's no doubt Indiana will have little trouble in this game, but I'm not laying 30 points with the Hoosiers. One, Charleston Southern has shown it has the ability to put points on the board and already played at Miss State this year, so the Bucs won't exactly be afraid of the bright lights. Also, Indiana has Michigan last week, so I doubt this game will be treated as a lookahead while the Hoosiers main goal is to win, get out and stay healthy. I'll side with the over in this spot based on both offenses ability to score. The Hoosiers are due for a breakout offensive game.

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