Minnesota vs. Indiana - 10/26/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indiana Hoosiers (4-4) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-4)
College Football: Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm (TCF Bank Stadium)
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 54 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Friday in college football action at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Indiana Hoosiers could use a win here to get a game above a .500 record after losing four of their last five games. The Indiana Hoosiers have lost five of their last eight road games. Peyton Ramsey is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 1,860 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Ramsey has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last nine games. Nick Westbrook and Donavan Hale have combined for 604 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Ty Fryfogle has 22 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 159 yards per contest, and Stevie Scott leads the way with 695 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 28.8 points and 389.3 yards per game. Dameon Willis Jr. leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 42 tackles, Marcelino Ball has 2.5 sacks and Bryant Fitzgerald has two interceptions.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers also need a feel good win here to snap a four-game losing streak to get back to a .500 record. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have won five of their last seven home games. Zack Annexstad is completing 52.2 percent of his passes for 1,277 yards, nine touchdowns and seven interceptions. Annexstad has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Tyler Johnson and Rashod Bateman have combined for 1,000 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Chris Autman-Bell has 16 receptions. The Minnesota Golden Gophers ground game is averaging 146.8 yards per contest, and Mohamed Ibrahim leads the way with 464 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 28.6 points and 397.7 yards per game. Blake Cashman leads the Minnesota Golden Gophers with 58 tackles, Carter Coughlin has eight sacks and Thomas Barber has one interception.
The Hoosiers are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 conference games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 11-3-3 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS loss, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The Hoosiers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Minnesota, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the home team is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Hoosiers last 5 games overall.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have really fallen off over the last month and are now dealing with a questionable Zack Annexstad, which obviously doesn't help things. The Indiana Hoosiers haven't had much success recently either, but they've been in most of their games this season and are coming off a game in which they could have easily beat Penn State as double-digit underdogs. Indiana has been much more consistent and has done a good job the last couple of years beating up on the teams they're supposed to beat up on. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with the Hoosiers on the road.