Michigan State vs. Indiana - 2/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (20-5) at Michigan State Spartans (20-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Breslin Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers and Michigan State Spartans meet Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center.
The Indiana Hoosiers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 84.1 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Yogi Ferrell is averaging 17.1 points and 5.6 assists while Troy Williams is averaging 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Johnson is dishing 3.2 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Hoosiers are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Hoosiers have split their last 10 road games.
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The Michigan State Spartans look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 79.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 37.3 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 19 points and 6.9 assists while Bryn Forbes is averaging 14 points and 2.1 rebounds. Matt Costello is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Eron Harris is dishing two assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 42.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Spartans are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have won 16 of their last 20 home games.
The Hoosiers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games and 9-23 ATS in their last 32 games following a ATS win. The Spartans are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hoosiers are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Michigan State.
Indiana is allowing teams to shoot nearly 46 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from deep when playing on the road. Shots also don't fall as much for the Hoosiers when outside of Indiana. Also, Michigan State has the huge advantage on the glass and should be able to be physical with a smaller Indiana team. While Indiana is capabale of hanging around, I feel more comfortable in MSU winning big than I do the Hoosiers giving themselves a shot to win.