Michigan vs Indiana NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 11/23/2019
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana +7.5
Peyton Ramsey and the Indiana Hoosiers play the Michigan Wolverines at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Michigan opens this game as 7.5-point favorites. The Wolverines are 6-4-0 ATS and 7-3-0 when betting on the total. The Hoosiers are 5-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Michigan Wolverines took on the Michigan State Spartans and ended up getting the victory by a score of 44-10. Giles Jackson led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 21 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 32 yards on 2 carries which meant he averaged 16.0 yards per run. Ronnie Bell led the team in receiving yardage by earning 150 yards on 9 receptions. He notched an average of 16.7 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Wolverines was Shea Patterson who went 24/33 with 384 yards through the air and completed 4 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Wolverines rushed the ball a total of 33 times and generated 86 yards earning them an average of 2.6 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they totaled 66 plays which added up to 470 yards. For the contest, the Wolverines earned a total of 25 1st downs and they totaled 9 penalties for 91 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In terms of defense, Michigan conceded 17 catches on 30 attempts totaling 166 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.7%. On the ground, the Wolverines conceded 55 yards on 30 runs which gave them an average of 1.8 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed 221 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The Wolverines head into this matchup 8-2 for this season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 33 points per contest, putting them 39th in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 162.6 yards on the ground per game which is 8th in the Big Ten. For total yardage, they sit in 7th in the Big Ten Conference and 71st in D-1 with 3,983 yards. The Wolverines have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, giving up 16.4 points per contest putting them 5th in the conference. In regard to yards on the ground, Michigan is giving up 108.1 yards per contest which has them at 6th in the conference and 17th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.8 yards per carry which has them at 3rd in the Big Ten and 8th in the country overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,081 rushing yards through 10 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Wolverines have allowed 2,357 yards. Teams are completing 56.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.9 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the Indiana Hoosiers played the Penn State Nittany Lions and lost 34-27. Running the show from under center for the Hoosiers was Peyton Ramsey who went 31/41 with 371 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. Stevie Scott III led the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 54 yards via 17 carries which had him averaging 3.2 yards per run. Ty Fryfogle was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 131 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 26.2 yards per catch during the game. The Hoosiers rushed the ball a total of 31 times and generated 91 yards earning them an average of 2.9 yards per run. In the game, the Hoosiers had a total of 23 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 27 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. For the game, they ran 72 plays for a total of 462 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Indiana allowed 11 catches on 23 attempts totaling 179 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.8%. In the game, they allowed 371 yards and earned 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Hoosiers allowed 192 yards on 45 runs which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed.
The Hoosiers come into this game with a record of 7-3. Indiana hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 134.2 rushing yards per game, putting them 101st in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 1,342 rushing yards through 10 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Hoosiers average 448.5 yards per game overall which has them at 31st in Division 1 and 2nd in the Big Ten Conference. The Hoosiers are giving up 21.4 points per contest ranking them 7th in the Big Ten and 33rd in D-1. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 214 points in total. In terms of rushing yards, they are allowing 140 yards per contest ranking them 46th in D-1 and 8th in the Big Ten. For the 2019 season, they have conceded a total of 1,400 yards rushing and 13 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the best groups in Division 1. They are conceding 176.6 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Hoosiers sit in 4th in the Big Ten.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Hoosiers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolverines -7.5
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