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Indiana Hoosiers Open as Week 8 Betting Underdogs vs Wildcats

The visiting Indiana Hoosiers hope to send their betting fans to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Ryan Field against the Wildcats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Indiana Hoosiers were listed as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 26-20 win for the Hoosiers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Indiana Hoosiers vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Northwestern Wildcats have seen them go 3-3 and 3-3 ATS so far this season, while the Indiana Hoosiers are at 3-3 and 3-3 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Indiana Hoosiers are 1-5, while the Northwestern Wildcats are 2-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northwestern vs Indiana injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Northwestern Wildcats at No. 67 and the Indiana Hoosiers at No. 39 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Northwestern's No. 82-ranked offense, averaging 26.17 PPG, against a Indiana defense that ranks No. 53 this week at 25.33 PPG. The Northwestern aerial game is averaging 233.83 yards per game, more than the Indiana Hoosiers secondary allows through the air, 205.83 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Indiana Hoosiers feature the league's No. 60-rated road run defense, allowing 176.5 yards per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, ranks No. 118 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana lost its last outing 27-22 against Nebraska on Saturday, getting a 101-yard receiving performance from Mitchell Paige in a losing cause at Memorial Stadium.

Last time we saw the Spartans, they had no answer for Justin Jackson as the Wildcats rolled to a 54-40 victory at Spartan Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
  • Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Indiana is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Northwestern's last 10 games
  • Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana home to Maryland, Saturday, October 29th
Northwestern at Ohio State, Saturday, October 29th