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Michigan State vs Indiana Preview

Michigan State travels to Indiana on Tuesday in a key Big Ten battle that sees two Top 25 ranked teams going at it.

Indiana battles the Spartans, knowing they have lost 6 in a row to MSU, a team that is 12-4 ATS in 16 conference games this year.
The No. 5 Spartans can win the Big Ten title with a road win over the No. 18 Hoosiers.

View Michigan State vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Indiana in this one will find them as 2-point underdogs but the betting has moved the line at TopBet recently. The total was 138.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 1-rated Michigan State taking on the No. 46-rated Hoosiers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-80 win for the Spartans on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 77.6 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 10 at 57.8 PPG. The Hoosiers field goal percentage has averaged 49% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.

Defensively, Michigan State features the nation's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.1 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 nationally in scoring at home.

Michigan State was a 62-34 winner in their most recent outing at home against Nebraska. They covered the 17-point spread as favorites. Michigan State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Nebraska out of the gym and running up a 62-34 score at Breslin Center.

Indiana won its last outing, a 69-50 result against Minnesota on February 26. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Hoosiers got 12 points from Jordan Hulls as Indiana ran past Minnesota 69-50 on Sunday at Williams Arena.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Ohio State are 6-4
After playing Nebraska are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Purdue are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Spartans at Hoosiers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games on the road
Michigan State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Michigan State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Indiana is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Michigan State
Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Michigan State

Next up:
Michigan State home to Ohio State, Sunday, March 4
Indiana home to Purdue, Sunday, March 4

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