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Ohio State vs. Indiana - 11/22/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indiana Hoosiers (3-7) at Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1)
Date & Time Saturday November 22, 2014, 12:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -33.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Indiana Hoosiers (3-7) at Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1)

The Indiana Hoosiers and Ohio State Buckeyes play Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium.

The Indiana Hoosiers have lost five straight games and likely can’t wait for this season to end. Defense has killed the Hoosiers all season, as they're allowing 33.6 points, 432.7 yards, and they’ve forced 20 sacks and 10 turnovers. The Indiana Hoosiers have allowed 30-plus points in 13 of their last 17 games. Antonio Allen leads Indiana with 58 tackles and Nate Hoff has eight tackles for loss. Offensively, Indiana relies on a ground game that’s averaging 5.8 yards per carry and has 20 running plays of 20 or more yards. Tevin Coleman leads the way with over 1,600 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns, while D'Angelo Roberts has chipped in six touchdowns. Indiana’s passing game is completing just 54.2 percent of its passes for seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. Nate Boudreau is questionable with a shoulder injury. Shane Wynn and Nick Stoner have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and four touchdowns, while J-Shun Harris II is coming off his first two-catch game since week three.

The Ohio State Buckeyes survived back-to-back road games and look to remain in the playoff hunt. J.T. Barrett is completing 64 percent of his passes for 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Barrett has 11 touchdowns and one pick in his last three games, and Ohio State has 26 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Michael Thomas and Devin Smith have combined for more than 1,100 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns, while Evan Spencer has caught a pass in eight straight games. Ohio State’s ground game is averaging 5.6 yards per carry, as Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 954 yards and seven touchdowns, and OSU has topped 200 rushing yards in eight straight games. Defensively, the Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 22 points, 323.9 yards, and they’ve forced 29 sacks and 22 turnovers. Joshua Perry leads Ohio State with 85 tackles and Joey Bosa has 17 tackles for loss.

The Hoosiers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Buckeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The road team is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings.

At this point in the season, the Ohio State Buckeyes need style points and would love nothing more than to cream the Hoosiers by 40-plus points. While I don't love this much chalk, it's no secret that this game is a massive mismatch and should result in one of those classic blowouts. There are better options out there but if looking to wager on this game, OSU is the way to go. 

Ohio State Buckeyes -33.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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