No. 6 Ohio State at Indiana Free Pick 9/14/19

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Last Updated: 2019-09-10

The No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes (-15) and Indiana Hoosiers will do battle on the turf at Memorial Stadium. FOX will televise the action and kickoff for this conference game is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. ET.

No. 6 Ohio State vs. Indiana Betting Odds 9/14/2019

Ohio State is favored by 15 points in this Big 10 game. The Buckeyes are currently receiving -840 moneyline odds while the Hoosiers are +550. This Big 10 matchup should present multiple in-game betting scenarios. The over/under is set at 61 points.

Sharp bettors are hammering both the Buckeyes and the over. The line originally opened at 13.5 while the game’s O/U was initially only 58.5.

The Buckeyes are 2-0 straight up (SU) and they haven’t faced any Big 10 competition yet. The Hoosiers are 2-0 SU overall and are also 0-0 SU in conference play. The Buckeyes are 1-1 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 1.0 unit so far in 2019. The team has posted an O/U record of 1-1.

The Hoosiers are up 1.0 unit this season. They’re 1-1 ATS and have an O/U record of 0-2.

When these two teams faced each other last year, Ohio State knocked Ohio State off handily 49-26.

The Buckeyes are hoping to remain undefeated after a 42-0 victory over Cincinnati last week. The Buckeyes defense allowed the Bearcats to run for 107 yards on 34 rush attempts. On the offense, Justin Fields completed 20-of-25 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns. J.K. Dobbins (141 yards on 17 rushes, two TDs) and Master Teague III (60 yards on 11 carries) provided the ground attack while K.J. Hill (eight receptions, 57 yards, one TD) and Binjimen Victor (five catches, 69 yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.

Indiana enters this one having just earned a 52-0 win over Eastern Illinois. As a group, the team collectively completed 30-of-41 passes for 441 yards and four touchdowns. Michael Penix Jr. went 14-for-20 for 197 yards and two touchdowns while Peyton Ramsey was 13-of-14 for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Stevie Scott III (61 rushing yards on 12 attempts, one TD) and Sampson James (22 yards on 12 carries, one TD) handled the running game while Donavan Hale (five receptions, 110 yards, one TD) and Peyton Hendershot (five catches, 52 yards, one TD) led the receiving corps in the win.

Ohio State’s run the ball on 63.9 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Indiana has an overall rush percentage of 45 percent. The Buckeyes have rushed for 254 yards per game and have six scores on the ground this year. The Hoosiers are averaging 131 rush yards per contest and have five total rushing TDs.

If 2019 results can translate to this game, then it’s looking like the Buckeyes might hold an edge in terms of efficiency in the ground game, as their backfield has logged 5.4 yards per carry while the defense is allowing a YPC of 1.9 to opponents. The Hoosiers have ran for 3.9 yards per carry and given up a YPC of 2.1 to opponents.

The Buckeyes have logged 235 yards per contest in the air overall and have six passing TDs so far. The Hoosiers have put up a ridiculous 384 pass yards per outing and have five total pass scores.

Defensively, Ohio State has allowed 65 rush yards and 186 pass yards per game. Indiana has allowed 76.0 yards per game on the ground and 181 to opposing teams in the air. The Buckeyes are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 3.18 to opponents, while the Hoosiers have given up a 4.52 ANY/A.

Penix Jr. has accounted for 197 yards, two TDs and zero INTs. Penix Jr.’s adjusted net yards per pass attempt stands at 11.85 for the season and 8.22 over his past two outings. In the other huddle, Fields has amassed 224 passing yards this season, and has connected on 20-of-25 attempts with two passing touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception. Fields has a 10.00 ANY/A, including 10.72 over the last two games.

Ohio State Buckeyes at Indiana Hoosiers Free Pick

SU Winner – Buckeyes, ATS Winner – Buckeyes, O/U – Over


Betting Notes

The Over/Under for Ohio State’s last game was set at 51.5. The under cashed in the team’s 42-0 victory over Cincinnati.

Indiana has lost zero fumbles this season while Ohio State has let two get away.

The Over/Under for Indiana’s last game was set at 61.5. The under cashed in the 52-0 win over Eastern Illinois.

The Buckeyes offense has produced zero pass plays of 40+ yards, while the Hoosiers have accounted for three such plays.

Both defenses have allowed one pass play of 40 yards or more. The Ohio State defense has given up two pass plays of 30+ yards while Indiana has given up three such plays.

The Ohio State offense has created four rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Indiana has created two such runs.

The Buckeyes defense has allowed one rushing play of 20 or more yards, while the Hoosiers have given up zero such runs.

The Ohio State D has sacked opposing QBs nine times this season. Indiana has produced five sacks.

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