Free Week 1 Prediction: Buckeyes vs Hoosiers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers (0-0)
Date: Thursday, August 31
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio State -20
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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Ohio State enters the season with extremely high hopes as they look to find their way back to the BCS Playoff.
Up first, the Indiana Hoosiers will get their shot at upsetting the Buckeyes, with their home opener on Thursday night.
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes have some redemption to gain this season.
The Buckeyes were knocked around in the BCS Semi Final to the eventual National Champion Clemson 31-0 and now they look to get back to the Playoff and finish their business.
They have the tools certainly, as they return star QB JT Barrett.
Barrett led an offense that averaged 39.4 points per game, while racking up 459.2 yards.
As a starter in his Ohio State career, Barrett has gone 26-4 Along side him, he’ll have Mike Weber, who was overlooked last season.
Weber rushed for over 100 yards, but with the explosiveness of Barrett and the pass game, he didn’t get much credit he deserved.
The Hoosiers return a lot of their 2016 pieces, but cleaning up their act is certainly one thing this team needs to focus on.
QB Richard Lagow will be under center once again, with a lot more expectations on him this season. Lagow has shown the ability to move the ball up and down the field with ease, but his turnovers crushed him and the Hooisers offense last season.
Lagow tossed 17 interceptions, something he has to avoid here if the Hoosiers have any hope of upsetting the Buckeyes here.
Rushing wise, the Hoosiers are going to be in some trouble here. They’ll have a compliment of backs they’ll work in here against Ohio State, looking to separate one from the other.
Taking care of the ball will be crucial for these backs, as fumbles, along with those interceptions, killed the momentum of the offense.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Buckeyes are 42-20-1 ATS in their last 63 road games.
- Buckeyes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
- Buckeyes are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall
- Hoosiers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
- Hoosiers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
The Buckeyes are going to come out with some fire here. However, the Hoosiers actually do have the offense that could keep up with them.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Indiana +20.5
Grab the points here. Ohio State will have some rust on them, playing on the road, giving Indiana a shot at keeping this close.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Ohio State 34- Indiana 24
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