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Point spread favors Spartans in battle with Hoosiers

Indiana HoosiersMichigan State Spartans
Dec 28, 7:30 PM | Breslin Center

Indiana Hoosiers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

12-0TEAM RECORD11-2

The Spartans will be trying to slam the Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Breslin Center in college betting action.

Michigan State battles the Hoosiers, currently sitting with a 12-0 mark (7-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-5-1 for the Spartans and 4-3 for the Hoosiers.

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Betting Line:
The Spartans are listed as 5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Spartans, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hoosiers, who rate No. 51 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 95-88 victory for the Hoosiers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Michigan State's No. 44-ranked scoring average of 76.9 PPG, against a Hoosiers defense rated No. 44 and allowing 59.8 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 47.2% to date this season, less than the Hoosiers shooters have managed so far (51.4% per game).

Defensively, Indiana features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 80 nationally in scoring at home.

Indiana was an 89-47 winner in their most recent outing at home against UMBC. Indiana cruised to victory on Thursday, running UMBC out of the gym and running up an 89-47 score at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Michigan State won its last outing, a 90-81 result against Lehigh on December 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 15-point favorite. Michigan State got 19 points from Keith Appling en route to a 90-81 victory over Lehigh on Thursday at Breslin Center.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Ohio State are 5-5
After a win are 10-0

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

A few Hoosiers at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Indiana is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Indiana is 2-19 SU in its last 21 games on the road
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 Indiana
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Ohio State, Saturday, December 31
Michigan State at Nebraska, Saturday, December 31

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