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Wildcats take on Hoosiers in Week 9 contest

Northwestern WildcatsIndiana Hoosiers
Oct 29, 12:00 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium

Northwestern Wildcats vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds

2-5TEAM RECORD1-7

The visiting Wildcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Memorial Stadium against the Hoosiers.

Supporters of the Wildcats have seen them go 2-5 and 2-5 ATS so far this season, while the Hoosiers are at 1-7 and 4-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Hoosiers are 5-3, while the Wildcats are 5-2.

View Northwestern vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers opened the Hoosiers as 10-point underdogs in the game, while the betting total had not been set at the time of writing.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hoosiers rated this week at No. 75 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 51. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 25-16 result in favor of the Wildcats this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 99-ranked offense (21.4 PPG) against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 88 at 30.6 PPG. The Hoosiers passing attack has averaged 220.1 yards per game, less than the Wildcats give up through the air (247.9 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Wildcats own the league's No. 75-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 180.5 yards per game when on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 83 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Northwestern lost its last outing, a 34-24 result against Penn State on October 22. Northwestern failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 58 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 45-24 result against Iowa on October 22. Indiana covered in that game as a 23-point underdog, while the 69 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 1-9

A few Wildcats at Hoosiers trends to consider:
Northwestern is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern's last 7 games on the road
Northwestern is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana's last 11 games
Indiana is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Indiana is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Northwestern

Next up:
Northwestern at Nebraska, Saturday, November 5
Indiana at Ohio State, Saturday, November 5

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