Virginia Cavaliers vs Indiana Hoosiers 9-8-2018

Virginia Cavaliers vs Indiana Hoosiers 9-8-2018

Virginia Cavaliers (1-0) vs Indiana Hoosiers (1-0)

Date : 09/08/2018
Time : 7:30 pm EST
Location : Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Virginia Cavaliers vs Indiana Hoosiers

The Virginia Cavaliers will travel to Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana, to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on 9-8-2018 in week 2 college football action beginning at 7:30 pm EST.  The Hoosiers would get the 38-28 road win over the Golden Panthers of Florida International on last Saturday as they would not cover the spread (-15) while the over was the play with the total being set at 55.5 points for the game.  The Cavaliers would pick up a 42-13 blowout win at home versus the Richmond Spiders in the opener as they were able to cash in on the spread (-14.5) while the over of 53.5 was indeed surpassed.  Most recently, these two teams met on 9-9-2017 when the Hoosiers would get the 34-17 road win to where they would cover the spread (-4) while the under was the play (56.5).

Virginia Cavaliers's Latest Performance :

The Cavaliers would have much easier sailing against their week 1 opponent as they cruised to a 42-13 triumph over the Spiders of Richmond.  Their offense would put up 191 passing yards compared with 301 yards on the ground with 26 first downs.  Bryce Perkins would go 13 of 24 for 185 yards, 2 TD’s, INT while also rushing 13 times for 108 total yards and 2 scores in the win.  Jordan Ellis would also have a score as he would rush 20 times for 146 yards for the game.  The receiving corps was led by Olamide Zaccheaus with 6 receptions for 101 yards and a TD along with Hasise Dubois with 3 catches for 36 yards and a score.  Virginia’s D would allow 191 yards through the air to Richmond along with 34 yards rushing as Bryce Hall would have 4 tackles along with 2 assts while Brenton Nelson would chip in 3 tackles for the defensive unit.  Mandy Alonso would also have a sack in the game.

Indiana Hoosiers's Latest Performance :

The Indiana Hoosiers would go up 28-14 at the half at FIU last weekend, and despite being outscored 14-10 in the 2nd, were able to sneak out win a touch win in week 1.  The offense would have 252 yards passing along with 213 yards on the ground with 34 first downs total.  Peyton Ramsey would have 156 yards, 3 TD’s and 1 INT while backup Michael Pinnix Jr would also go 8 of 10 with 96 yards and a TD in the win.  Ramsey would also rush for 36 yards on 8 carries while Stevie Scott would pace the rushing attack with 20 rushes for 70 yards.  Luke Timian would lead the receiving corps with 5 receptions for 50 yards while Ty Fryfogle and Nick Westebrook would combine for 10 catches for 66 yards.  Donavan Hale would also have 2 scores on 4 receptions for 60 yards for Indiana.  The defense would limit the Golden Panthers to 157 yards passing along with 170 yards rushing with 24 first downs.  Damian Willis would have 4 tackles to lead the defensive unit while Gavin Everett would have 3 tackles along with an assist for IU.

How Virginia Cavaliers & Indiana Hoosiers Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Indiana is 0-1 ATS while the O/U is 1-0

UVA is 1-0 ATS while the O/U is 1-0

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

After a great performance rushing in week 1, the Cavs will take it on the road to battle an Indiana team that should be brimming with confidence after their road win over FIU in the opener.  The Hoosiers dominated UVA last year on the road and while the Cavs will be looking for payback in this contest, Indiana simply looks to continue its great play on both sides of the ball.  In all, this will be an interesting game amongst 2 offense that are clicking at this point in the season.  With that being said, both defenses will certainly need to step up.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick:  Indiana Hoosiers -6.5

My reason for the pick :


I will back the Hoosiers in this instance in that they are returning home from a game in which they illustrated a healthy amount of focus in the second half to put away the Golden Panthers.  Virginia, on the other hand, also has much to feel good about their victory over the Richmond Spiders, however, Indiana will have much momentum playing in their first home game of the season.  Of course, the Cavs will remember their blowout loss last year to Indiana, nonetheless, the Hoosiers will show and prove once against that they are simply the better team.

Totals Selection: Pick:  Under 52

My reason for the prediction :


I will back the under in this contest as I happen to feel that both defenses will play well in this game.  And while Indiana may capitalize from opportunities a bit more, I expect scoring to be at a minimum as the home team will begin to stuff the running attack for UVA in the second half (once adjustments are made).  In all, the home team will indeed run away with a modest victory over a tough Virginia team on Saturday.

Betting trends for Virginia Cavaliers:

    • Cavaliers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game
    • Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
    • Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 non-conference games.

Betting trends for Indiana Hoosiers:

    • Hoosiers are 0-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
    • Hoosiers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game
    • Hoosiers are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall


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