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Michigan State SpartansIndiana Hoosiers
Oct 6, 12:00 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium

Michigan State Spartans vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds


Michigan State travels to Indiana on Saturday, hoping to boost its 3-2 mark in Week 6 action with a victory over the Hoosiers.

Supporters of the Spartans have seen them go 3-2 and 1-4 ATS so far this season, while the Hoosiers are at 2-2 and 1-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Hoosiers are 3-0, while the Spartans are 0-4-1.

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Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Hoosiers as 16-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hoosiers rated this week at No. 81 and the Spartans sitting at No. 5. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 33-31 result in favor of the Hoosiers this week.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 42-ranked offense, averaging 34.2 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 12 this week at 12.8 PPG. The Hoosiers aerial game is averaging 311 yards per game, more than the Spartans secondary allows through the air, 168.2 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Spartans feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 72 yards per game. Indiana, meanwhile, ranks No. 85 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Michigan State was a 17-16 loser at home against Ohio State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (33) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Spartans were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of 17-16 score against Ohio State.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 44-29 loser as they battled Northwestern on the road. Indiana failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog, while 73 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Last time out, Indiana could not slow down WinningWR, who managed 110 receiving yards in the Wildcats 44-29 victory over the Hoosiers Saturday.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9

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

Next up:
Michigan State home to Iowa, Saturday, October 13
Indiana home to Ohio State, Saturday, October 13