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Michigan State favored by -7.5 against Indiana on Saturday

Indiana Hoosiers Michigan State Spartans
3-2 October 12, 2013, 12:00 | Spartan Stadium 4-1



Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Hoosiers on Saturday when they take on the Spartans at Spartan Stadium in Week 7 action.

Supporters of the Hoosiers have seen them go 3-2 and 3-2 ATS so far this season, while the Spartans are at 4-1 and 2-2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Spartans are 2-3, while the Hoosiers are 4-1.

View Indiana Hoosiers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as -7.5-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The game pits the Spartans, currently No. 40 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Hoosiers, who rate No. 74 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 41-39 victory for the Spartans.

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Indiana won its last outing, a 44-24 result against Penn State on October 5. Indiana covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 68 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, the Spartans were Week 6 winners, coming out on top of the Hawkeyes by a score of 26-14.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan State's No. 72-ranked offense, averaging 28.2 PPG, against a Hoosiers defense that ranks No. 88 this week at 31 PPG. The Spartans aerial game is averaging 178.4 yards per game, less than the Hoosiers secondary allows through the air, 240.4 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Hoosiers own the league's No. 5-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 50.5 yards per game when on the road. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 45 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Hoosiers at Spartans trends to consider:
Indiana is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana's last 8 games


Next up:
Indiana at Michigan, Saturday, October 19th
Michigan State at Purdue, Saturday, October 19th