Indiana vs. Michigan State Free Pick
EAST LANSING, MI (The Spread)– The game of the night in college basketball will take place at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center when No. 5 Michigan State hosts No. 1 Indiana at 7:00PM ET. Which team will come out on top?
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Spartans as 1.5-point favorites versus the Hoosiers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 140.5 points. Indiana enters play with a 23-3 overall record and is 11-2 in the Big Ten, while Michigan State is 22-4 overall and 11-2 in the conference.
LINE MOVEMENT: Michigan State opened as a 1.5-point underdog but the spread has flipped and now the Spartans are 1.5-point favorites. The total, meanwhile, opened at 141 and has been bet down to 140.5 at most books, although some places still list the over/under at 140.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 51% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Michigan State. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Michigan State. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Hoosiers are 1-8 against the spread in their last nine games versus Michigan State while the home team is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings between these two teams. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games versus the Big Ten, 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games overall and 5-0-2 ATS in the last seven games following a straight up win. Michigan State is a better team than what it was when it lost 75-70 in Bloomington on January 27, improving on the defensive side of the ball specifically. Spartans’ freshman Gary Harris has gone 22-of-39 from 3-point range over his last seven games, while Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne have combined for 30 points and 17 rebounds in the first meeting with the Hoosiers. Look for the Spartans to come out on top in what should be a fantastic game.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS -1.5