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How and what to watch for No. 9 Indiana vs. No. 3 Ohio State

Indiana has shocked the world multiple times already this season, but can they do it again this week?

Trey Sermon of the Ohio State Buckeyes carries the ball against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on November 7, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

It’s a battle of unbeatens in what could be a de-facto Big Ten East championship game as the Indiana Hoosiers take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus on Saturday afternoon.

Indiana has has quickly become one of America’s favorite teams. After knocking off Penn State in Week 1, they just keep on winning. As the season goes on and the Hoosiers vanquished foes keep losing, the wins don’t look as impressive. Still, Ohio State is playing around the same level of competition. The fighting Tom Allen’s are a pass-heavy team. They pass for nearly triple their yards on the ground each game. Michael Penix Jr. became an instant icon with ‘the reach’ against the Nittany Lions, but he’s tossed the ball well too, with over 1,000 yards and nine scores. The team’s red zone offense is concerning though, having only scored touchdowns on 14 of 23 drives inside the 20. They even came away with no points four times.

Ohio State is exactly who you expect them to be. Quarterback Justin Fields has only missed his target 11 times this season, while throwing for over 900 yards and 11 scores in the process. This Hoosiers defense will be its biggest challenge of the season, but they’ll still score a ton of points. It’s hard to slow down an offense as well-rounded as the Buckeyes’

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Indiana vs. Ohio State on Saturday, November 21st at 12:00 p.m. ET on Fox, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Indiana vs. Ohio State (-20.5)
Point Total: 67.5
Money line: Indiana (+650) vs. Ohio State (-1115)

  • The Hoosiers have covered the spread in all of its last five times out
  • The Hoosiers have been scoring a ton too, with four of its last six hitting the over
  • The total has gone over six of the last nine times theses teams have played
  • The Buckeyes are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games

Betting splits

Indiana: (77% of handle, 80% percent of bets)
Ohio State: (23% of handle, 20% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

This game could be dangerous for Indiana because of how little success its had running the ball. Becoming one-dimensional against a team like Ohio State never ends well. Expect the Buckeyes offense to sputter more than usual this week as well because the Hoosiers have a more than solid defensive unit.

Pick: Under 67.5

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