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Michigan is dominating to start the 2022 season. With a 5-0 record, they are set to battle the Indiana Hoosiers on the roads. Can they continue to live up to expectations? Handicapper Jason Radowitz breaks down this Big Ten battle ahead of Saturday.
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Indiana vs. Michigan Prediction, Pick, Odds: Will Blake Corum and the Wolverines Continue to Run Wild?

The Michigan Wolverines have started the season 5-0 after winning two straight conference games against Maryland and Iowa.

For Michigan, playing Iowa is never easy. But they looked good against Iowa with a 27-14 win last week. Now they'll head over to Indiana to take on the Hoosiers. Indiana won three straight games, including a win over Illinois, to begin the season. However, they've since lost two straight to Cincinnati and Nebraska and don't look like a top-tier Big Ten team.

Can Michigan hold off Indiana and cover a three-touchdown spread against the Hoosiers Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Saturday's game between the Michigan Wolverines vs. Indiana Hoosiers.

Indiana vs. Michigan Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: October 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: FOX
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Indiana vs. Michigan Odds

  • Spread: Michigan -21.5 (+100)
  • Total Odds: O/U 57.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline Odds: Michigan (-1500); Indiana (+900)

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Indiana vs. Michigan Injury Report

Michigan

Questionable: TE Erick All (Undisclosed), OL Karen Barnhart (Ankle)

Out: LB Kilhai Hill-Green (Lower Body), QB Cade McNamara (Leg)

Indiana

Questionable: WR Cam Camper (Illness), WR D.J. Matthews (Undisclosed)

Out: WR David Baker (Undisclosed), OL Matthew Bedford (Knee), TE Ryan Miller (Undisclosed), WR Jaquez Smith (Undisclosed)

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan Wolverines Prediction

With Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara out with a leg injury, J.J. McCarthy will be getting another start against the Hoosiers. McCarthy has thrown six touchdowns and no interceptions to start the season. He's done a solid job under center, but it's mainly the running game doing most of the talking. The Wolverines have scored 45.4 points per game while gaining 221.8 yards per game on the ground. They're led by Blake Corum, who has ten rushing touchdowns this season on 93 attempts. He's already gained 611 yards and has averaged 6.6 yards per carry.

Defensively, Michigan has allowed just 11.6 points per game, including a little over 250 yards. The defense has been incredible against the run, holding teams to 94.2 yards per game on the ground. They've also had very few missed tackles and are playing very well in coverage.

Meanwhile, Indiana has allowed 30.4 points per game on the defensive end. Teams have averaged 423 yards per game, and the Hoosiers only earn 384 yards on the offensive end.

In the transfer portal, Indiana took a chance on the former Missouri Tiger, Connor Bazelak. He's been inconsistent for Indiana, throwing for eight touchdowns and five interceptions. The pass protection has been weak, and the offensive line's run blocking hasn't been much better. That's strictly a weakness for Indiana that Michigan should be able to capitalize on.

On defense, Indiana has allowed 145.2 yards on the ground per game. That's ultimately where Indiana is at its best, defending the run. In coverage, the Hoosiers will struggle a bit, and they've also missed many tackles to begin the year.

Therefore, I like Michigan to cover the hefty 21.5-point spread even on the road. The Indiana offensive line will not be able to contain Michigan's defense. Although Indiana has been solid against the run, Michigan's offensive line should still be able to open up holes for Blake Corum, who is one of the best running backs in college football.

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan Wolverines Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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