Coaching in any sport is a bit of a thankless task, as it is generally the coach that takes the fall when things go south. In college football, though, you can essentially guarantee yourself a long-term position if you can regularly take your team to the playoffs. Go one step further and win a National Championship and you may basically be set for life with that program. Where things get a little murky is when a coach steps out of line. At that point, all bets are off, no matter how successful he has been to that point.
That is the situation we are seeing at Ohio State right now. Urban Meyer is back from suspension, but the school has made it clear that Ryan Day, the man who led this team to 3 wins during Meyers absence, is now the coach in waiting. That change could be made years from now, but it also may be a sign that Meyer is out at the first sign of an issue. He will look to keep his team rolling when Indiana comes to town this weekend as a 25 ½-point underdog.
Indiana at Ohio State College Football Week 6 Betting Preview
- When: Saturday, October 6 at 4 PM EST
- Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus
- TV: FOX
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
- College Football Week 6: Ohio State -26 (Total 64.5)
- Partly Cloudy: 28°C/82°F
- Humidity: 62%
- Precipitation: 19%
- Cloud Cover: 38%
- Wind: 12 mph SW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Indiana Hoosiers?
The Indiana Hoosiers come into this one with a very respectable 4-1 record, with their sole loss coming against the Michigan State Spartans. This is a team that was not really expected to be a contender in the Big Ten, so perhaps no real surprise that they went down to one of the better teams in the conference.
The Hoosiers have had no joy against Ohio State SU, but they have been a very solid bet ATS, going 6-1 against the Buckeyes in their last 7 meetings. That is certainly not what we are seeing from this team now, though, as they are just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The point total for this one has been set at 64 ½, which may be tough to get over, as 5 of the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Columbus have gone UNDER the total.
- Average Score For: 28.20
- Total Yards: 412.20
- Rush Yards: 179.40
- Passing Yards: 232.80
- Average Score Against: 21.20
- Total Yards: 321.80
- Rush Yards: 158.20
- Passing Yards: 163.60
Why bet on the Ohio State Buckeyes?
The Buckeyes are still among the ranks of the unbeaten, but only by the very slimmest of margins. They looked to be in real trouble against Penn State last week, trailing by 13 points with just 8 minutes to play in the 4th quarter. It was not the prettiest of performances by any stretch of the imagination, but the Buckeyes showed some real grit and determination to get the 27-26 win in a game that they looked certain to lose.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are just 3-2 ATS this season, but they are certainly a much better bet when playing at home, where they have gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. Again, the UNDER seems to be the trend with this team, with 4 of their last 6 home games going that route.
- Average Score For: 49.00
- Total Yards: 557.00
- Rush Yards: 210.40
- Passing Yards: 346.60
- Average Score Against: 18.80
- Total Yards: 357.00
- Rush Yards: 154.80
- Passing Yards: 202.20
Indiana at Ohio State NCAA Football Week 6 Betting Trends
- Indiana is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Indiana is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ohio State
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Indiana’s last 14 games on the road
- Ohio State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State’s last 7 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Indiana at Ohio State
I like the Ohio State Buckeyes to win here, but I am not totally sold on that big spread, especially after they struggled somewhat on offense last week. I do think we will see the trend bucked here, with the total going OVER.
Score: Indiana Hoosiers 21 – Ohio State Buckeyes 45