Michigan vs. Indiana - 11/17/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Michigan vs. Indiana - 11/17/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Hoosiers (5-5) at Michigan Wolverines (9-1)

College Football: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Michigan Stadium)

The Line: Michigan Wolverines -28 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Indiana Hoosiers and Michigan Wolverines meet Saturday in week 12 college football action at Michigan Stadium.

The Indiana Hoosiers can become bowl eligible for the third time in the last four years with a big road win here. The Indiana Hoosiers have split their last four road games. Peyton Ramsey is completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 2,335 yards, 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Ramsey has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 11 games. Donavan Hale and Nick Westbrook have combined for 806 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Ty Fryfogle has 26 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 155.6 yards per contest, and Stevie Scott leads the way with 894 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 30 points and 413.8 yards per game. Jonathan Crawford leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 55 tackles, Marcelino Ball has 2.5 sacks and Bryant Fitzgerald has three interceptions.

The Michigan Wolverines hope for their 10th win to remain in the Big Ten and college football playoff conversations. The Michigan Wolverines have won six straight home games. Shea Patterson is completing 67 percent of his passes for 1,927 yards, 17 touchdowns and three interceptions. Patterson has two or more touchdown passes in 11 of his last 17 games. Donovan Peoples-Jones and Nico Collins have combined for 876 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Zach Gentry has 28 receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 215.4 yards per contest, and Karan Higdon leads the way with 1,005 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 12.9 points and 219.8 yards per game. Devin Bush leads the Michigan Wolverines with 59 tackles, Josh Uche has seven sacks and Josh Metellus has three interceptions.

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The Hoosiers are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 conference games, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Wolverines are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Indiana Hoosiers have been hit or miss all season long, but three of their five losses this season have been decided by 14 or less points. The Michigan Wolverines seem to be getting better each week, and they're outscoring teams by 35 points in their last two games. The Indiana Hoosiers have covered six straight games as an underdog of at least 21 points. The Michigan Wolverines have failed to cover seven of their last eight games as a favorite of at least 21 points. Usually I'm on the side of the points with Indiana, but the Michigan Wolverines are getting more and more consistent on offense and the defense remains the best in college football, allowing no less than 21 points in their last nine games. With Ohio State on deck, Michigan will want to keep that edge. The Indiana Hoosiers just doesn't have it in them to put a dent in this defense, especially on the road. I'll take the Wolverines in a beatdown.

See Who The Experts Picked To Win This One

Randy’s Pick Michigan Wolverines -28

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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