Indiana vs. Michigan - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (4-1) at Indiana Hoosiers (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium-Bloomington)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan Wolverines and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium on ABC.
The Michigan Wolverines look for their second road win of the season while rebounding from last week’s loss to Michigan State. The Michigan Wolverines have won seven of their last nine road games. John O'Korn is completing 56.5 percent of his passes for 505 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Wilton Speight and O'Korn have combined for four touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. Grant Perry and Sean McKeon have combined for 403 receiving yards and one touchdown while Tarik Black has 11 receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 167.8 yards per contest, and Ty Isaac leads the way with 365 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 13.6 points and 213 yards per game. Devin Bush leads the Michigan Wolverines with 41 tackles, Chase Winovich has 5.5 sacks and Lavert Hill has one interception.
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The Indiana Hoosiers look to keep the momentum rolling after winning three of their last four games. The Indiana Hoosiers have won four of their last six 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 10 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. Simmie Cobbs Jr. and Ian Thomas have combined for 624 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Luke Timian has 22 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 148.8 yards per contest, and Morgan Ellison leads the way with 358 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 25.6 points and 357.8 yards per game. Tegray Scales leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 42 tackles, Allen Stallings IV has 2.5 sacks and Jonathan Crawford has one interception.
The Wolverines are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in October, 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf. The Hoosiers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Hoosiers last 8 games overall and the over is 18-7-1 in Wolverines last 26 games overall.
Michigan's offense really wasn't lighting things up with Speight on the field, but the Wolverines couldn't get anything going last week with O'Korn leading the way, scoring just 10 points, going 5-17 on third down and turning the ball over five times. Give Michigan State's defense credit, but remember, the Wolverines haven't topped 29 points since their September 9 win over Cincinnati. Indiana pretty much had a bye last week in a win over Charleston Southern, and they've gotten a lot better at showing up for big games at home. The Hoosiers went toe to toe with Ohio State opening day and beat a ranked Michigan State team last season. Also, the last two meetings between Indiana and Michigan have been decided by a combined 17 points. This is a game Indiana can hang around in based on Michigan's sluggish offense. I'll take the points.