Indiana Hoosiers vs Ohio State Buckeyes (OSU -20.5, O/U 66.5)
Tom Allen and the Hoosiers head to the Horseshoe on Saturday to face Ohio State in what’s shaping up as the Big Ten game of the year.
Indiana enters with a 4-0 record after last week’s 24-0 shutout of Michigan State, while Ohio State is coming off multiple weeks of rest thanks to last weekend’s canceled matchup with Maryland. The Buckeyes are 3-0 entering Saturday’s matchup with ninth-ranked Indiana and have no other ranked teams remaining on their schedule, so this matchup will likely determine who wins the Big Ten East.
Ryan Day’s squad is listed as a 20.5-point favorite over the visiting Hoosiers. The Buckeyes easily disposed of the Hoosiers in last year’s meeting, walloping Indiana 51-10 at its home field in Bloomington. Our model is projecting Ohio State will be victorious once again this season, but by a much narrower margin.
Our NCAAF model is projecting a final score of 40.0-22.6 in favor of the Buckeyes. With a projected margin of victory of 17.4 points and a spread above 20, we have a solid edge on Indiana against the spread in this one. Our model suggests a $128 wager on INDIANA +20.5 for an average $100 bettor.
Prediction Machine’s NCAAF picks are 137-138 ATS (49.8%) and 163-106 on O/Us (60.6%) in 2020, profiting +23.63 units, or $2,363 for an average $100 bettor. Head over to predictionmachine.com to sign up for a free trial and get access to every NCAAF projection.
Why will Indiana cover the spread?
Hoosiers vs Buckeyes: How to bet the total
This Big Ten matchup currently features an OVER/UNDER of 66.5 points. Prediction Machine’s projected score totals 66.2 points (40.0-26.2), giving us no edge on the current total in this matchup.