Indiana football hopes to win its first game of October and first game since September 17 against the Maryland Terrapins on October 15th in Bloomington. Coming off of three straight losses , two of which they were tied at halftime, the Hoosiers are looking for any sort of positives as they head into a Week 7 matchup against a tough Maryland matchup.
Indiana football vs. Maryland betting odds
Spread: Indiana +11.5 (-112) | Maryland -11.5 (-108)
Moneyline: Indiana +330 | Michigan -430
Over 62.5 points (-110) | Under 62.5 points (-110)
(Odds by FanDuel Sportsbook)
Indiana football vs. Maryland best bet: Indiana +11.5 & Under 62.5 points
My best bet for this week’s matchup for the Hoosiers would be taking the 11.5 points for Indiana football and parlaying that with under 62.5 combined points between the two teams. A $100 parlay bet of +11.5 points and under 62.5 points would potentially bring home a profit of $238.98.
The reason for taking the 11.5 points for the Hoosiers is because in the ten all-time matchups between Indiana football and Maryland, IU has lost by more than 10 points just once (22-point loss in 2014) and the two teams have been a touchdown or less difference in five of the last six games played. Along with all of those statistics, Indiana has won three straight home games against the Terrapins since 2016.
For the over/under part of the bet, it’s a bit riskier, especially when you look at last season’s game where the two teams combined for 73 total points with an underwhelming Hoosiers offense. The offense is “supposed to be” better this season, but we haven’t seen much overall improvement or consistency. In the last three games played in Bloomington between these two teams, they have combined for 63+ total points two out of three times. But, this season, Indiana has combined for more than 63 points just twice out of six games, while Maryland has combined for more than 63 points just once.
Despite my prediction (above) has the Terrapins beating the Hoosiers by more than 11.5 points, I got to put some trust in my team that they can cover such a large spread against an unranked opponent. Let’s hope I get on a bit of a streak here after my parlay bet for the Michigan game was right on the money. Go Hoosiers!