Indiana vs. Michigan State - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan State Spartans (20-10) at Indiana Hoosiers (19-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan State Spartans and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday at the Assembly Hall.
The Michigan State Spartans look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven. On the season, MSU is averaging 72.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting and is allowing 62.6 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 14.8 points and 6.1 rebounds while Travis Trice is averaging 14.6 points and 5.5 assists. Bryn Forbes is dishing one assist and Matt Costello is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans have four players averaging at least 9.2 points, and they’re shooting 63 percent from the line and 39.7 percent from deep. Defensively, MSU is allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in seven of its last 10 games. Branden Dawson is questionable with a head injury.
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The Indiana Hoosiers need a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, Indiana is averaging 78.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting and is allowing 71.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Yogi Ferrell is averaging 15.8 points and five assists while James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 15.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. Troy Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Johnson is dishing 2.4 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers have four players averaging at least 9.2 points, and they’re shooting 71.2 percent from the line and 41.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or more points in seven of its last eight games.
The Spartans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss. The Spartans are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Indiana.
In a pick em game, I'm going with the home team on senior day.