Michigan is coming off of a disappointing 27-24 home loss to the Michigan State Spartans, and the Wolverines went in as significant favorites to win. On the other side, Indiana has been a fun team so far in 2020. The Hoosiers are undefeated through two games, highlighted by an overtime victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions in the season opener.
So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
Michigan heads into this game favored by 3.5 points on the road, but Indiana is getting 56% of the bets on its side as well as 54% of the handle heading into this game.
Is the public right? No. As good as Michigan looked in the opening weekend of the season against Minnesota, which might not be as good as we thought, the Wolverines were very disappointing in Game 2. Given that and Indiana being the new team on the block in the Big Ten, the Hoosiers are overvalued. Take the Wolverines.
The point total is set at 54.5 in this game. Ninety-one percent of bettors are taking the over in addition to 88% of the money.
Is the public right? No. Indiana’s high point totals are a bit misleading. It was outgained by Penn State 488-211 and still won and played Rutgers in Game 2. Michigan doesn’t appear to have that special of an offense, so let’s go against the public and take the under.
Michigan has -167 odds on the moneyline to win this game, while Indiana is sitting at +135. The Wolverines are getting 57% of the moneyline bets in addition to 63% of the handle.
Is the public right? Yes. Michigan will win this game. The Wolverines’ backs are against the wall, and Jim Harbaugh needs a victory. This would be an impressive win for him and Michigan to go on the road and take care of business against a ranked team on the road.
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