On Thursday night, the Michigan State Spartans hope to keep their lead in the Big Ten. The Spartans travel to Bloomington to take on the rival Indiana Hoosiers. Will Michigan State win and cover as a road favorite? Or, will Indiana show they have what it takes for an NCAA Tournament bid? Check out our college basketball odds, a preview and a free pick for Michigan State vs Indiana!
Michigan State vs Indiana 2020 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Thursday, Jan. 23 at 8:30 pm ET
- Where: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
- TV: FS1
- ATS Odds: Michigan State -4
- Over/Under Odds: 142
Why the Michigan State Spartans are a good bet -4?
Outside of a strange 71-42 loss to Purdue, Michigan State has dominated their Big Ten foes. They beat Illinois 76-56 and Michigan 87-69. In their last matchup, the Spartans beat Wisconsin 67-55. Top player Cassius Winston scored 6 points. It shows Michigan State mustn’t rely on Cassius in every game. They can handle this spread on Thursday night.
- Points/G: 78.3
- Field Goal %: 46.3
- 3-Point %: 33.8
- Free Throw %: 74.6
- Rebounds/G: 39.5
- Points/G: 63.6
- Field Goal %: 37.4
- 3-Point %: 28.1
- Free Throw %: 67.2
- Rebounds/G: 28.9
Why the Indiana Hoosiers are a good bet +4?
Indiana is 14-4 SU. Although the Hoosiers haven’t impressed as much as Michigan State, they did sweep Nebraska and beat Ohio State this season. Also, they beat Florida State 80-64 back on Dec. 3. The real reason to back the Hoosiers? Indiana is a fantastic 11-1 straight up in home games this season. The Hoosiers should challenge for the SU win.
- Points/G: 75.1
- Field Goal %: 45.5
- 3-Point %: 29.8
- Free Throw %: 68.2
- Rebounds/G: 36.8
- Points/G: 66.2
- Field Goal %: 40.8
- 3-Point %: 31.4
- Free Throw %: 69.3
- Rebounds/G: 27.8
College Basketball Betting Trends for Michigan State Spartans vs Indiana Hoosiers
- Spartans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games
- Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win
- Spartans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games
- Under is 6-2 in Spartans last 8 road games
- Indiana is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as the underdog
- Hoosiers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games
- Indiana is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win
- Under is 6-1 in Hoosiers last 7
Michigan State vs Indiana Final Betting Analysis
The Spartans are on fire. They’ve gone 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. But MSU is 9-9 ATS this season. In addition, all 6 Michigan State victories happened at home. The Spartans are 1-5 ATS in road games this season. MSU covered against Oakland away and that’s it.
Indiana is 7-5 ATS at home. This is just the second time Indiana is a home dog. The last time they were underdogs at home, the Hoosiers dominated Ohio State 66-54. Consider backing the Hoosiers on the moneyline. They should cover the spread at -4. Go Hoosiers against the spread.
College Basketball Betting Pick: Indiana +4