Michigan Wolverines vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Indiana Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan (-3.5)
Joe Milton and the Michigan Wolverines (1-1) go to Indiana Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Indiana Hoosiers (2-0). The odds on this contest have Michigan as 3.5-point favorites. The total opens at 55.5.
The last time they played, the Michigan Wolverines faced the Michigan State Spartans and went home in defeat by a score of 27-24. Milton led the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for a total of 59 yards on 12 carries which had him averaging 4.9 yards per run. Roman Wilson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 71 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 14.2 yards per reception in this contest. Milton went 32/51 with 300 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Michigan Wolverines are averaging 36.5 PPG. As a unit they have an average of 202.5 yards in the run game which has them sitting 22nd in the country. The Wolverines have earned 930 total yards this year. When it comes to scoring, Michigan has amassed 1 touchdown through the air and 8 touchdowns via the ground. The Wolverines rank 53rd in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 25.5 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.2 yards per rushing attempt and 127.5 yards on the ground per game this season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 255 rushing yards through 2 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Wolverines have conceded 520 yds which ranks them 35th in the nation. During their 2 games, they are allowing 260.0 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 55.6%. For the season, they are conceding 387.5 yards per outing which has them ranked 57th in the nation.
For his college career, Milton has thrown for 642 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 picks. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the ball 32 times for a total of 158 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 130.4 with a TD rate of 2.4% and an interception percentage of 2.4%. He is averaging 71.3 yards per contest. Joe Milton has connected on 53 of his attempted career 84 passes for a completion percentage of 63.1%.
In their last contest, the Indiana Hoosiers played the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and left there with a win by a score of 37-21. Michael Penix Jr. went 17/26 with 238 yards by way of passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Stevie Scott III led the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 22 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 81 yards by way of 21 carries which gave him an average of 3.9 yards per run. Whop Philyor led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 137 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 27.4 yards per catch in this game.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Hoosiers currently have a total of 408 yards through the air as well as an average of 204.0 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 73rd in Division 1. The Indiana Hoosiers hold an average of 291.5 yards/outing which ranks them 95th in D-1. They are averaging 87.5 yards via the ground game and have run for 175 yards overall. Concerning their ability to score points, the Hoosiers currently sit 21st in the country holding an average of 36.5 PPG. Indiana has given up a total of 371 rushing yards (185.5 yards per game) in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground this season. The Hoosiers are giving up 28.0 points per game, ranking them 61st in the country. This season, they have conceded 56 pts. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 182.0 yards per game, ranking them 29th in college football.
Penix has thrown 15 touchdowns while giving up 5 picks in his career. His TD percentage is 5.9% and his interception percentage is 2.0%. He has rushed for 166 yds on 39 tries. He averages 183.7 yards per contest through the air with a 147.0 QB rating. In the 11 games in his career, Michael Penix has connected on 167 of 256 tries for a total of 2,021 yds.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Hoosiers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hoosiers +3.5
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