In­di­ana over MARY­LAND by 8

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - 2-minute Handicap -

The tepid Terps en­ter today’s fray 0-3 SUATS and ITS, with an av­er­age stat loss of 294 YPG, and are 1-6 ATS af­ter al­low­ing 35 or more points in their pre­vi­ous con­test. Their QB in­jury woes have been well-doc­u­mented, and while Max Borten­schlager seems to be im­prov­ing, an early-game pick-6 by the Bad­gers set the tone for last Satur­day’s dis­as­ter in Madi­son. Mean­while, In­di­ana has four losses, but there is not much shame in los­ing to the pow­er­houses of the Big Ten (Ohio State, Penn State, Michi­gan and Michi­gan State). In fact, Tom Allen has re­versed the of­fense-only trend in Bloom­ing­ton in pre­vi­ous sea­sons un­der Kevin Wil­son, and his stop­unit held Sparty to just 3 points un­til two late TDs spoiled the ex­cel­lent de­fen­sive ef­fort. This week, the Hoosiers are in a rare road fa­vorite role, but it’s one they have found to their lik­ing, go­ing 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in their last six as road chalk. Both teams are 3-4 SU on the sea­son so this be­comes cru­cial as far as bowl as­pi­ra­tions are con­cerned. The bot­tom line is a 98 YPG bet­ter de­fense for IU ce­ments the side.

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