Indiana State Sycamores (2-9 Last Season) vs.Indiana Hoosiers (0-1)
Indiana State Sycamores vs. Indiana Hoosiers 9/8/23 – Indiana State Sycamores and Indiana Hoosiers are set for an exciting matchup on September 8, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET at Memorial Stadium – broadcast live by BTN network. Both teams hope to improve upon recent performances, so this is an intriguing contest.
Last season wasn’t memorable for the Indiana State Sycamores, finishing 2-9 overall and taking home only 9 wins. They will come into this game with renewed determination, look to rewrite narratives and earn some respect, led by quarterback Gavin Screws who leads their charge on the field. Screws have recently completed 13 out of 24 pass attempts, amassing 116 yards. His two interceptions and 3 sacks illustrate vulnerabilities that his team must address. Evan Olaes has shown great promise as a ground player, managing an impressive 59 yards on 9 carries – suggesting his versatility within the team’s roster. Dakota Caton led their receiving unit with 6 receptions for 70 yards. Though he did not reach the end zone himself, Caton’s ability to gain yardage cannot be underrated.
Indiana Hoosiers Struggle Early in Season: Can They Bounce Back?
Indiana Hoosiers are struggling early this season. Starting 0-1, their opening result will certainly not meet expectations, and they will look forward to getting back on track under Brendan Sorsby at quarterback. Though Christian Turner did not fare too well in his previous game with 8 completions out of 15 attempts and 58 passing yards total, he will seek to improve and become a more influential presence on the field. Christian Turner will lead the running department. He gained 29 yards in his latest outing with an average of 4.1 yards per carry – while not impressive, these numbers remain critical in their offense. Furthermore, comprehensive receiving specialist Cam Camper needs to step up his game; his recent stats include 3 catches for 35 yards that show great promise for more significant plays. For free expert college football picks, keep an eye out for our recommendations.
Indiana State Sycamores vs. Indiana Hoosiers Game Info
|When:||Friday, September 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET|
Gavin Screws QB vs. Brendan Sorsby QB
Gavin Screws has shown his receivers he can connect, yet his 54.2% completion rate leaves room for improvement. While the 116 yards accumulated don’t fully represent what has transpired, two interceptions do. With a QB rating of 78.1, it’s evident he will focus on elevating his game while making essential connections and minimizing costly turnovers.
Brendan Sorsby has struggled to ignite Indiana Hoosiers’ offense as one would hope. With only 53.3% completion rates for 58 yards completed and one sack taken, his completion rate doesn’t match up well to expectations, yet his QB rating of 85.8 should give him confidence to try making deeper connections in future games.
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana Hoosiers ML, Total Odds: 34
Indiana historically holds the upper hand regarding their home-ground advantage and scoring ability. They’ve gone 4-1 ATS over recent games and appear more likely than not to cover the spread; given both teams have struggled on offense recently while trending UNDER in scores, we could be in for an exciting low-scoring affair.
Indiana State Betting Trends
The Sycamores have shown some consistency in their betting trends. Despite enduring many in-game struggles, they’ve fared well against the spread, going 4-1 against it in their last five outings. Their record against Indiana on the road suggests otherwise, with seven consecutive losses signalling another problematic matchup. Furthermore, 6 of their last 8 games ended under total, showing their offensive struggles.
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Hoosiers’ betting patterns have been unpredictable recently. Their 5-12 ATS record in their last 17 matches may leave bettors wary; yet, history favors them when facing Indiana State at home, where they boast an undefeated mark against them at 5-1 (SU and ATS combined). This matchup may allow them to turn things around, particularly given that six of their last eight September games exceeded the total score.
Indiana State Sycamores vs. Indiana Hoosiers 9/8/23 Betting Picks
Indiana State and Indiana Hoosiers are set to engage in an exciting battle. Based on recent performances and past results, Indiana Hoosiers will likely edge out with an estimated scoreline of 24-10. But those looking at spread betting might favor Indiana State over Hoosiers; total scoring should remain tight and low-scoring as expected – no matter which side you support. Let’s all enjoy an exhilarating match-up. For free expert sports picks, stay tuned for our recommendations.
Free Pick and Prediction: Indiana Hoosiers will win 24-10.