Indiana has been the team of the year in college football thus far. Nobody expected the Hoosiers to do anything in the Big Ten this season, but this hasn't been the case.
They started the season unranked and defeated Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, and Rutgers. Last week, the Hoosiers almost upset Ohio State in a seven-point loss. The Buckeyes are currently the third-ranked team in the nation.
Maryland is 2-1. The Terrapins beat Penn State as well but were blown off the field by Northwestern. They've also been idle for the last two weeks due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
The key for Indiana will be to confuse Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa. If the Hoosiers can do this, they'll have success.
Indiana is 5-0 ATS. It has won by 12 or more in three of its four wins. There isn't a team in the country that's more confident than the Hoosiers.
This game had the makings of a massive matchup at the beginning of the season. Unfortunately, both teams haven't had much success this season. Penn State is 0-5, and Michigan is 2-3.
Both teams aren't good this year, but I like Michigan to cover. Penn State hasn't won or covered once this season.
Michigan has only won once ATS. This game is a slight tossup, but Penn State hasn't shown me that it knows how to win this season.
The Nittany Lions have been in football games, but they have never been able to make the big play. Penn State isn't playing for much, and that locker room has to be discouraged. They're guaranteed to finish under .500 even if they win out.
Michigan still has a chance to turn their season around and save coach Jim Harbaugh's job. Will it do it? I doubt it, but I like the Wolverines to cover this week at -2.
It's amazing that 24 points is a low spread for Clemson. The Tigers have been favored by up to 35 points this season.
Clemson is the best team in football, in my opinion. If they had Trevor Lawrence against Notre Dame, they'd still be undefeated. Clemson is itching to play after Florida State allegedly used COVID-19 as an excuse to not get a Tigers beatdown.
Lawrence is back from his bout with COVID-19, so I wouldn't want to be Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Pittsburgh has a solid defense, but Notre Dame beat the Panthers, 45-3. Clemson will be able to score on this unit.
Five of Clemson's seven wins have come by 24 or more points. I believe the Tigers will cover on Saturday.
2020 has been a rough season for LSU. The Tigers are the defending national champions, but they have looked like a mid-major program throughout the year.
Texas A&M hasn't played since Nov. 7, but it is a very solid program. The Aggies' only loss came against Alabama. Their marquee win came over then-No. 4 Florida in a three-point victory.
All of the Tigers' wins have come over teams that Texas A&M has beaten as well. Despite this, the statistics don't lie.
Both offenses are averaging well over 400 yards per game. The Tigers can score, but they can't keep up with how their defense has played. Their defense is giving up 472 yards per game as well as 32 points per game.
The Aggies have a superior defense that will give LSU some trouble. Their offense is also dominant.
A veteran offensive line unit should allow the Aggies to run all over LSU on Saturday. I expect running back Isaiah Spiller to have a huge game, which will help the Aggies cover.
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