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How and what to watch for No. 23 Michigan vs. No. 13 Indiana

The Hoosiers have a chance to make another big splash on Saturday.

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On Saturday afternoon the 1-1 Michigan Wolverines travel to take on Big Ten foe in the 2-0 Indiana Hoosiers.

Indiana has already shocked the college football world once in this abbreviated Big Ten season. They’ll look to do it again Saturday as they take on a Michigan defense that hasn’t been too great so far. Last week Michigan fell to the Michigan State Spartans. Quarterback Joe Milton struggled, even though his stats look decent thanks to a long drive at the end of the game. Team’s run offense was not there, putting up over 100 yards less than it did the previous week.

Indiana’s offense took a huge step forward last week against Rutgers. The Hoosiers gained a total of 372 yards last week after putting up just 211 in the team’s overtime win over Penn State two weeks ago. If quarterback Michael Penix Jr. can continue that upward trajectory, this team could be dangerous, especially because of its ballhawking defense. Through two games the team has sic takeaways, three in each week. Five of the six have been interceptions. Milton has yet to turn the ball over yet this season, but this defense will test him for sure.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Michigan vs. Indiana on Saturday, November 7 at 12 p.m. ET on FS1, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Michigan (-4) vs Indiana
Point Total: 54.5
Money line: Michigan (-177), Indiana (+145)

  • Michigan is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone over in 6 of Michigan’s last seven road games
  • IU is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone over in six of Indiana’s last nine games.

Betting splits

Michigan: (72% of handle, 69% percent of bets)
Indiana: (28% of handle, 31% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

Indiana has been a ton of fun to watch over the last couple weeks and its a very solid team. But Michigan can out-talent the Hoosiers in virtually every position. Coming off a horrible game against MSU, the Wolverines will look to get back on track in a big way.

Pick: Michigan -4

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