Indiana Hoosiers vs Michigan State Spartans (IND -7.5, O/U 52)
The 3-0 Indiana Hoosiers head north to East Lansing to square off with the 1-2 Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans come into this matchup after getting trounced 49-7 by Iowa and will need a much stronger effort from their offense to keep up with Indiana’s high-powered unit. The Hoosiers have scored 36, 37 and 38 points in their first three games of 2020.
Mel Tucker’s squad will also need to quit turning the football over if they want any chance of knocking off 10th-ranked Indiana, as the Spartans are 120th among 124 FBS teams with 3.3 giveaways per game.
Tom Allen and the Hoosiers enter as 7.5-point favorites on the road hoping to remain unbeaten ahead of their matchup with Ohio State next Saturday. Prediction Machine’s NCAAF model predicts Indiana will win with relative ease, projecting a final score of 34.9-22.4 in favor of the visitors.
With a spread of 7.5 points and a projected victory well into the double digits, we have a solid edge on Allen’s squad against the spread. Our model suggests a $102 wager on INDIANA -7.5 for an average $100 bettor.
Prediction Machine’s NCAAF picks are 122-121 ATS (50.2%) and 143-88 on O/Us (61.9%) in 2020, profiting +22.62 units, or $2,262 for an average $100 bettor. Head over to predictionmachine.com to sign up for a free trial and get access to every NCAAF projection.
Why will Indiana cover the spread?
Hoosiers vs Spartans: How to bet the total
This matchup currently features an OVER/UNDER of 52 points. Prediction Machine’s projected score totals 57.3 points (34.9-22.4), giving us a large edge on the OVER in this one. Our model suggests a $125 wager on OVER 52 for an average $100 bettor.
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Odds Shark Staff Fri, Aug 12, 10:50amVideo