Betting on today’s Sycamores and Spartans game? Catch the action at Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI, as the Spartans hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on FS1. The over/under for this game is set at 150.5 points, and the Spartans are the home favorites against the Sycamores in a non-conference matchup.
INDIANA STATE SYCAMORES VS MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Michigan State Spartans -9
This game will be played at Breslin Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.
WHY BET THE MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Spartans.
- Not only will Michigan State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -9.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Are the Sycamores Ready for a Win at East Lansing?
Indiana State comes into their 13th game of the season with a record of 11-1. In their previous ten games on the road, Indiana State has a record of 7-3, which includes last season. Indiana State has a solid ATS record of 8-3, sitting above .500. In their previous five games, the team has gone 4-1 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Indiana State have had an average of 159.8 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 156 points. Their over/under record is 8-3-0. Over the course of the last five games, the Sycamores’ games have averaged 156 points per game, along with an over/under record of 4-1.
In their recent matchup, the Indiana State offense ended with 90 points against Tennessee State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 51.1% and made 11 threes. Julian Larry was the leading scorer for the Sycamores, putting up 19 points. In addition, Robbie Avila contributed 18 points.
At this time, the Sycamores’ defense is positioned 136th in the country, permitting 70.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Indiana State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.2% this season.
Will the Spartans Make it Happen at Home?
After defeating Stony Brook by a score of 99-55, Michigan State’s overall record now stands at 7-5. In away games, the Spartans have a 0-1 record, while they are 7-4 at home. Michigan State’s ATS performance heading into today’s game stands at 6-6. Looking at their last ten games, they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Michigan State have had an average of 140.1 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 142 points. Their over/under record is 5-7-0. The Spartans have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 143 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.
The Michigan State offense is coming off a game where they scored 99 points against Stony Brook. They posted a field goal percentage of 59.4% and connected on 12 threes. Jaden Akins led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Tyson Walker contributed 17 points for the Spartans.
Currently, the Spartans’ defense holds the 32nd rank in the nation, allowing 63.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.2 threes per game vs. Indiana State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.0%.