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Midshipmen Hoosiers Betting Preview for Week 8

Indiana HoosiersNavy Midshipmen
Oct 20, 3:30 PM | Turf of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Indiana Hoosiers vs Navy Midshipmen Odds


Navy will look to improve on its 3-3 record this week when they host Indiana in Week 8 action at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

The Midshipmen sport records of 3-3 and 3-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Hoosiers sit at 2-4 and 3-3 ATS on the season. The over under records are 1-4 for the Midshipmen and 5-0 for the Hoosiers.

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Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Hoosiers in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Midshipmen, currently No. 82 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Hoosiers, who rate No. 84 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 31-25 victory for the Hoosiers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Navy's No. 109-ranked offense, averaging 19.5 PPG, against a Hoosiers defense that ranks No. 95 this week at 31.8 PPG. The Midshipmen aerial game is averaging 117.8 yards per game, less than the Hoosiers secondary allows through the air, 242.7 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Hoosiers feature the league's No. 98-rated road run defense, allowing 236 yards per game. Navy, meanwhile, ranks No. 36 in rushing offense at home.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 52-49 result against Ohio State on October 13. Indiana covered in that game as a 19-point underdog, while the 101 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, the Hoosiers were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 52-49 score against Ohio State.

Navy was a 31-13 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Central Michigan. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (44) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Midshipmen grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Chippewas in their last game, winning 31-13 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Navy Midshipmen Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

A few Hoosiers at Midshipmen trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Indiana is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
Navy is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Navy is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Indiana at Illinois, Saturday, October 27
Navy at East Carolina, Saturday, October 27