Indiana Hoosiers vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 10/14/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverines (-34)
The Indiana Hoosiers (2-3) are on their way to Michigan Stadium on Saturday, October 14, 2023 where they will try to beat the Michigan Wolverines (6-0). Michigan opens this contest as 34-point favorites. The total has been set at 49.5.
The Indiana Hoosiers head into this game 2-3 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Hoosiers took on the Maryland Terrapins and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 44-17. Tayven Jackson connected on 17/29 with 113 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 84.5 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. Christian Turner was the rushing leader for the Hoosiers with 15 totes for 61 yds (4.1 yards per attempt). For the game, they tallied 78 plays which gave them 321 yards. The Indiana Hoosiers ran the rock 37 different times and accounted for 116 yards, which came out to an average of 3.1 yards per attempt. On the ground, the Hoosiers gave up 120 yards on 23 tries, which is 5.2 yds per rush surrendered. Indiana allowed 24 completions on 34 tries for 352 yards, and a completion rate of 70.6%.
The Hoosiers have racked up 1,671 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Indiana has totaled 4 touchdowns via the pass and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 5 times. Indiana has accounted for 96 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 28 infractions for 235 yards. Offensively they're holding an average of 110.2 yards via the ground game which ranks them 115th in the nation. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Indiana Hoosiers are sitting at 20.8 points per game.
The Hoosiers rank 65th in Division 1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 24.4 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.7 yards per rush and 156.4 yards on the ground per contest so far this year. During the season, they have allowed 782 yards via the running game in 5 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Hoosiers are conceding 1,059 yards which ranks them 31st in D-1. They have allowed 211.8 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 58.8%. During this campaign, they are conceding 368.2 yards/game which puts them 67th in the country. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns via the pass as well as 8 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Wolverines head into this game 6-0 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Wolverines went home victorious with a score of 52-10 when they faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers. J.J. McCarthy (1 TD) finished the contest with 219 yds on 14/20 passing while his QB rate was 178.5. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 11.0. Blake Corum carried the ball 9 times for 69 yds, walking away from the contest with 7.7 yds per attempt for Michigan. The Wolverines finished with a total of 432 yards while they ran 56 plays (7.7 yds per play). Michigan ran for 5.8 yds per carry, finishing the game with 191 yds on 33 attempts. Michigan relinquished 39 running attempts for 117 yards (3.0 yards per carry). The Wolverines passing defense allowed a completion rate of 31.3%, surrendering 52 yards on 5 for 16 passing.
The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 414.8 yards per contest, which ranks them 51st in college football. The Michigan offense has compiled 103 yards of penalties on 14 violations, which ranks them 133rd in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. They have an average of 185.2 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,111 yards in total. They have thrown 4 interceptions while losing 1 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 128 1st downs. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Wolverines currently sit 17th in Division 1 holding an average of 37.3 points per outing. During the season to this point, the Wolverines have compiled 1,378 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 229.7 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 73rd in the nation.
The Wolverines are allowing 6.7 points per game, which has them 1st in college football. Michigan has given up a total of 545 yards on the ground (90.8 yards per game) as well as 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. This year, they have allowed 40 total points. They have allowed 2 touchdowns through the air as well as 142.5 yards/game, which puts them in 2nd in college football. The Wolverines defense has been on the field for 314 plays, which ranks 12th in D-1. Their defense has 1 fumble and 7 picks over the course of the season.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolverines -34
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