Michigan State will be aiming for a 15th straight home victory over Indiana in Big Ten college basketball wagering action Tuesday.
The Spartans are looking to pay off against the Hoosiers once again on Tuesday night as those Big Ten teams take to the hardwood at Breslin Student Events Center.
Michigan State lost 75-70 on the road against Indiana back on January 27, but they still managed to cover the 9.5-point spread on the college hoops betting lines at the sportsbooks. Indiana is 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in its last 10 games against Michigan State.
The Spartans sit at 22-4 (11-11-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hoosiers are currently 23-3 (14-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Michigan State is 11-11 OU, and Indiana is 10-11-1 OU.
The Spartans were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spartans rated this week at No. 11 and the Hoosiers sitting at No. 4. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 90-79 result in favor of the Hoosiers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hoosiers is ranked No. 20 in NCAA hoops at 39.2 per game. Contrast that with Michigan State’s No. 53 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan State is the No. 275-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Indiana rates No. 46 at 7.7 per game.
Defensively, Indiana features the nation's No. 124-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.1 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 120 nationally in scoring at home.
Indiana won its last outing, an 83-55 result against Purdue on February 16. They covered in that game as a 19-point favorite. The Hoosiers blew out Purdue on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 83-55 win at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.
Last time out for Michigan State, they were a 73-64 winner as they battled Nebraska on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 9-point favorite. The Spartans grabbed a 73-64 win over the Cornhuskers on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Keith Appling at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Purdue are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 10-0
Before playing Ohio State are 7-3
After playing Nebraska are 2-1
After a win are 9-1
A few Hoosiers at Spartans trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Michigan State is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Indiana at Minnesota, Tuesday, February 26
Michigan State at Ohio State, Sunday, February 24