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Big Ten: Indiana vs Michigan 10/8/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Michigan Wolverines (5-0) vs. Indiana Hoosiers (3-2)
October 8, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers +21.5 / Michigan Wolverines -21.5; Over/Under: 54.5
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The Indiana Hoosiers and Michigan Wolverines clash Saturday in a week 6 Big Ten college football game at Memorial Stadium. The Michigan Wolverines look for back-to-back 6-0 starts to a season. The Indiana Hoosiers look to build on their 3-2 record.

The Michigan Wolverines have won 5 of their last 6 road games. J.J. McCarthy is completing 78.6 percent of his passes for 848 yards, 6 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Ronnie Bell and Roman Wilson have combined for 493 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Luke Schoonmaker has 14 receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 221.8 yards per contest, and Blake Corum leads the way with 611 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 11.6 points and 252 yards per game. Junior Colson leads the Michigan Wolverines with 37 tackles, Mike Morris has 4 sacks and R.J. Moten has 1 interception.

The Indiana Hoosiers have lost 5 of their last 8 home games. Connor Bazelak is completing 52.8 percent of his passes for 1,394 yards, 8 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Cam Camper and D.J. Matthews Jr. have combined for 616 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Emery Simmons has 15 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 105.6 yards per contest, and Shaun Shivers leads the way with 345 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 30.4 points and 423.4 yards per game. Cam Jones leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 54 tackles, Dasan McCullough has 4 sacks and Josh Sanguinetti has 1 interception.

The Wolverines are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Hoosiers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-15 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Wolverines last 6 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Hoosiers last 7 games overall. The Wolverines are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Indiana.

The Indiana Hoosiers will be up for this game, and they’re unbeaten at home this season, but they’re below average on both sides of the ball and their defense seems to be getting worse by the week. The Michigan Wolverines are one of the more balanced teams in the country, and their defense has allowed 14 or fewer points in 4 of their first 5 games. This is likely going to be your classic Big Ten matchup where the better team just overwhelms the lesser side. Michigan should pull away in the second half. I’ll lay the chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Michigan Wolverines -21.5

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