Michigan State vs. Indiana Prediction

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BLOOMINGTON, IN (The Spread) – A pair of top-15 teams will battle today at Assembly Hall when No. 13 Michigan State visits No. 7 Indiana at 1:00PM ET.

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ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Indiana as a 9-point favorite over Michigan State for today's game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 135.5 points. The Spartans enter play with a 17-3 overall record and are 6-1 in the Big Ten, while the Hoosiers are 17-2 overall and 5-1 in conference play.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Hoosiers opened as a 10.5-point favorite but he spread has been bet down to 9 or even 8.5 at some sports books. As for the total, it opened at 135.5 and that's where the number currently sits.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 74% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Spartans. 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 Indiana. According to latest college basketball trends, the home team is 16-5 against the spread in the last 21 meetings between these two teams while the favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 1-6 against the number in their last seven trips to Indiana and 1-4 against the spread in their last five Sunday games. Michigan State has strung together six straight wins, including a big 49-47 victory over Wisconsin earlier this week. Their depth off the bench and balance on offense powers the Spartans, but they won't be able to keep up with a Hoosiers team that is averaging 83.7 points per game. That's the second-highest total in the country and Player of the Year candidate Cody Zeller is red-hot by averaging 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. The 9 points will tempt playing of bettors but the line is deceiving. MSU won't be able to hang offensively.

SUNDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: INDIANA HOOSIERS -9

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