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Saturday, Nov. 19, the Indiana Hoosiers take on the Michigan Wolverines. The game, to be played at Michigan Stadium, is slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET start time. Read on for our Indiana vs. Michigan preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Michigan wins the matchup between the two teams 97.8% of the time. The spread also favors the Wolverines.
Spread: Michigan -23
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. Michigan preview:
Despite five losses on the season, the Hoosiers have continued to battle. Their latest contest came against a No. 10 Penn State team that many still aren't sure of. Indiana was ready for the challenge and nearly pulled off the upset against the Nittany Lions. The Hoosiers have two more chances to become bowl eligible, and this game against Michigan will be tough.
Michigan has been the model on consistency all season. The Wolverines have dominated every opponent they faced this season and boasted the nation's top defense statistically. That is until Iowa pulled off a major upset of the Wolverines. Now Michigan needs to win its final two games to make it into the Big Ten Championship, which will be a challenge when the Wolverines take on Ohio State next week.
The Hoosiers and Wolverines have played 64 times in history, with the Wolverines holding a 55-9 advantage.
Indiana vs. Michigan prediction:
Yes Indiana has played tough this season. And yes, the Wolverines look like they will be without starting quarterback Wilton Speight.
But no, Indiana will not pull the upset.
Michigan is too talented and well coached from top to bottom to lose against the Hoosiers. The Wolverines will dominate from start to finish to prove they are one of the best teams in the country.
Michigan 52, Indiana 23