Point spread favors Spartans in battle with Hoosiers
Indiana Hoosiers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds
The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Michigan State and Indiana on Saturday, with the host Spartans trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.
They will face the 1-9 Hoosiers, who own a 5-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Spartans are 4-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hoosiers are 7-3 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Hoosiers in this one found them as 28.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 86-rated Hoosiers taking on the No. 8-rated Spartans in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 37-13 win for the Spartans on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan State's No. 62-ranked offense, averaging 27.6 PPG, against a Hoosiers defense that ranks No. 108 this week at 36 PPG. The Spartans aerial game is averaging 242.6 yards per game, more than the Hoosiers secondary allows through the air, 206.8 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Hoosiers own the league's No. 114-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 263.4 yards per game when on the road. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 66 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Indiana, they were a 34-20 loser as they battled Ohio State on the road. Indiana covered in the match as a 27.5-point underdog, while 54 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Michigan State, they were a 37-21 winner as they battled Iowa on the road. Michigan State covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 58 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 1-9
Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Hoosiers at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games on the road
Indiana is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Indiana is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Michigan State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Indiana
Michigan State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana
Indiana home to Purdue, Saturday, November 26
Michigan State at Northwestern, Saturday, November 26