Ohio State Buckeyes (5-1) vs. Indiana Hoosiers (2-4)
October 23, 2021 7:30 p.m. EDT
The line: Indiana Hoosiers +19 / Ohio State Buckeyes -19; Over / Under: 60
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and Indiana Hoosiers meet on Saturday night for the Big Ten conference from Indiana Memorial Stadium.
The Ohio State Buckeyes enter it rested after beating Maryland 66-17 the week before. CJ Stroud threw for 1,699 yards, 15 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 66.2% of passes while TreVeyon Henderson has a high of 612 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns this season. Garrett Wilson leads Ohio State in receiving with 31 catches for 546 yards and 6 touchdowns while Chris Olave has 30 catches for 494 yards with a team record of 7 scores and Jaxon Smith-Njigba has 452 receiving yards this year. In defense, Ronnie Hickman leads the Buckeyes with 50 total tackles while Tyleik Williams has a record 4 sacks.
The Indiana Hoosiers will be looking to bounce back from a 20-15 loss to Michigan State in their final game. Jack Tuttle threw for 356 yards, one touchdown and 3 interceptions on 51.4% of passes while Stephen Carr rushed for a high of 439 yards and 4 scores. Ty Fryfogle leads Indiana with 33 passes for 337 yards while Peyton Hendershot is second in receiving with 306 yards this season. In defense, Micah McFadden has 36 total tackles with 3.5 sacks while Cam Jones has 35 total tackles and Ryder Anderson himself has 3.5 sacks this year.
Ohio State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 road games and 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games against a team with a record losses while the top is 6-1-1 in their last 8 conference games. Indiana is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 total games and 3-11-1 ATS in its last 15 games as a home underdog, while the surplus is 13-6 in their last 19 games against a team with a winning record.
I understand the case that could be done for Indiana here, as a domestic dog is worth checking out most nights, especially to get multiple scores. However, this Indiana offense has slowed down without Michael Penix Jr. and Ohio State is only just beginning, it seems. I think it’s easily a place the Buckeyes used to try and impress the playoff committee. Give me the state of Ohio and put the dots with the Buckeyes here.
Chris Ruffolo’s Free Pick:
Ohio State U19