BTN will air this week 12 CFB game between the Spartans and Hoosiers at 12:00 (11/18/23). The game is slated for Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN) in Bloomington (IN). In this Big Ten matchup, the Hoosiers are heading in as 4 point home favorites. Will they manage to win at home and cover?
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS INDIANA HOOSIERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Michigan State Spartans +4
This game will be played at Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN) at 12:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 26-22 in favor of Indiana.
- Even though we have Indiana winning straight-up, we like Michigan State at +4.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 47 points, and we like the over with a projected 48 points.
Do the Spartans Stand a Chance in Bloomington?
So far, the Michigan State Spartans are 3-7, including going 0-4 on the road and 2-3 at home.
Against the spread, Michigan State has gone 3-5-1 this season. The Spartans have been favored one time compared to eight games as the underdog.
Through 10 games, the average over/under line in Michigan State’s games is 44.4 points. Their games have averaged a combined 44.4 points leading to an OU record of 4-5.
Michigan State’s offense is averaging 16.7 points per game, which ranks them 102nd in the NCAA. Through the air, they’re at 203.3 passing yards on average, putting them at 91st in the nation. Their rushing attack is currently 115th in rushing yards, with an average of 310 rushing attempts per game this season.
The Michigan State defense, going into this week’s game, holds 107th place for points allowed, allowing 27.7 points per game. Opponents have been gaining an average of 235.4 passing yards each game against them (111th in the country). On the ground, they’re yielding 137.5 rushing yards, ranking them 62nd in college football.
Will the Indiana Defense Show Up at Home?
This season, the Indiana Hoosiers are currently 3-7. So far this season, they have played four road games and three at home.
This season, Indiana has gone into all of their games as the underdog and have an ATS mark of 4-3. So far, their average scoring margin is -8.6 points per contest.
Across 10 games, the average over/under line in Indiana’s matchups is 46.9 points. These games have seen an average combined score of 51.4 points, resulting in an OU record of 4-3.
On offense, the Hoosiers come in with the 61st ranked offense in terms of passing attempts and are averaging 213 passing yards per game. In the running game, they are 53rd in terms of attempts.
Ranked 105th in passing yards allowed per game, Indiana’s defense gets ready to take on Michigan State. Opponents have attempted an average of 28.9 passes per game against the Hoosiers. They’re allowing 30 points per contest, placing them 122nd in college football. Their rush defense ranks 112th in the NCAA.