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Week 8 odds - Hoosiers vs. Wolverines

Indiana Hoosiers Michigan Wolverines
3-3 October 19, 2013, 03:30 | Michigan Stadium 5-1



Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Wolverines host the Hoosiers at Michigan Stadium in Week 8 action.

The Wolverines sport records of 5-1 and 3-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Hoosiers sit at 3-3 and 3-3 ATS on the season. The over under records are 4-2 for the Wolverines and 5-1 for the Hoosiers.

View Indiana Hoosiers vs Michigan Wolverines Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Wolverines and the No. 80-ranked Hoosiers, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 46-40 result in favor of the Wolverines.

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Indiana was a 42-28 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (70) made winners of OVER bettors. The Hoosiers suffered a Week 7 loss against Michigan State in their last game, falling 42-28 at Spartan Stadium. Devin Gardner ran through the Penn State defense for 121 yards in Michigan's last game, but the Wolverines still lost a 43-40 decision at Beaver Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 39 PPG, against a Hoosiers defense that ranks No. 101 this week at 32.83 PPG. The Wolverines aerial game is averaging 222.5 yards per game, less than the Hoosiers secondary allows through the air, 239.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Hoosiers own the league's No. 108-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 238 yards per game when on the road. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 73 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Hoosiers at Wolverines trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 9 games
Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 6 games
Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Indiana at Minnesota, Saturday, November 2nd
Michigan at Michigan State, Saturday, November 2nd