Free Week 2 Prediction: Panthers vs Hoosiers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-1) Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. Indiana Hoosiers (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 7th 2019
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread: Hoosiers -35.5
NCAA Betting Total: 64.5
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Eastern Illinois is likely coming into this game with their heads down after a pretty disastrous game against the Chattanooga Mocs where they didn’t score a single point in the second half.
The schedule does them no favors as they now need to face far superior opposition in the Indiana Hoosiers.
The Ball State Cardinals gave the Hoosiers a bit of a scare in a game they should have dominated, but the Hoosiers ended up coming out on top in that last game 34-24.
The Hoosiers will be looking for a more comfortable victory here, at home, against a much weaker team.
Eastern Illinois Panthers
The Eastern Illinois Panthers were downright bad in their first game and will need to find a whole lot more to even think about covering this spread. Starting QB Jonathan Brantley had a day to forget only throwing for 103 yards and one team and was eventually replaced by Harry Woodbery who didn’t play much better.
The rushing game, on the other hand, was decent going for 130 yards, but was not nearly as efficient as it needed to be only getting 3.6 yards per carry. The team would be wise to get more touches to their freshman runningback Jaelin Hayes-Benefield who was good despite only getting 6 rushes.
The defense was solid against the run in that last game only allowing 94 total rushing yards with a 2.8 rush per carry, but really struggled in their secondary giving up a 9.5 yard per catch average.
The secondary did manage to get 2 pick offs, but this is a completely different beast on Saturday when they face this Hoosiers side.
The Hoosiers offense was humming in week 1 achieving a yardage total of 474 yards and 326 of those yards came from the arm of freshman QB Michael Penix Jr who, all things considered, had a nice first game.
There was a big QB battle in the preseason with Penix Jr certainly not being one of the favorites, but it looks like the Hoosiers coach made a good decision to go with the freshman.
The rushing game was decent for the Hoosiers going for 148 yards, but considering 67 of those came from the QB it may be a place they want to improve in.
Indiana’s defense also struggled against the pass, but were stout against the run. Ball State ran the ball a total of 40 times and and the Hoosiers front 7 was able to limit them to only 100 yards.
The secondary, however, allowed 298 yards through the air on 26-41 throwing good for 7.3 yards per attempt.
This unit does have a solid spot to flex their muscle, though, as this Eastern Illinois Panthers offense is not nearly as dynamic as Ball State.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Eastern Illinois is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Eastern Illinois is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Indiana is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
I know it is a lot of points, but there is absolutely nothing to like about this Panthers side. Indiana was not super impressive in their first game, but I expect I nice blowout win for them at home against a much smaller school.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Indiana Hoosiers -35.5
Lay the big number and bet the Hoosiers this Saturday and cash in on this blowout win.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Eastern Illinois 7 – Indiana 59
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