Indiana vs. Michigan State Prediction
No. 10 Indiana is coming off a huge win against Michigan at home but will hit the road in Week 11 when it visits Michigan State at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Can the Hoosiers avoid a letdown and cover as 7.5-point road chalk today in East Lansing?
163 Indiana Hoosiers (-7.5) at 164 Michigan State Spartans (+7.5); o/u 52
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 14, 2020
Indiana Hoosiers Game Notes
Indiana redshirt sophomore QB Michael Penix Jr. completed 30-of-50 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-21 victory over Michigan on Saturday. Penix Jr. (6'3/202) was lethal today leading Indiana on touchdown drives in all four quarters. The Hoosier offense bled Michigan dry by converting nine-of-18 third down situations and holding the ball for a staggering 38:50 of game time. The southpaw signal caller peppered his favorite receivers Ty Fryfogle and Whop Philyor with targets, kept the chains moving and played turnover-free football. His 50 pass attempts are a new career high, eclipsing his former high of 42 attempts against Michigan State last September. Coincidentally, Indiana travels to East Lansing next Saturday to take on the Spartans of Michigan State.
Michigan State Spartans Game Notes
Michigan State redshirt junior RB Connor Heyward caught two passes for 15 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 28 yards on 13 carries in Saturday's 27-24 win over Michigan. Heyward (6'0/233) wasn't able to get much done on the ground, as he averaged just 2.2 yards per carry on the afternoon. But the redshirt junior made the most of his opportunities in the passing game, as he managed to reach the end zone on both of his receptions. Jordon Simmons had a slightly better day running the ball for the Spartans, as he accounted for 55 yards on 14 carries (28 were gained on one play). Heyward and the Spartans return to action next weekend when they face Iowa.
Indiana vs. Michigan State Betting Prediction
The Hoosiers are just 1-7 against the spread in their last eight trips to East Lansing and are 4-12 against the number in their last 16 games versus MSU overall. The home team in this series has also covered in nine of the last 13 meetings while the Spartans are 9-4 against the number in their last 13 games as a home underdog. On the other side, Indiana is just 1-8 against the spread in its last nine games as a road favorite and is winless at 0-4 against the number in its last four road games when facing an opponent with a losing home record.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 11 BETTING PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS +7.5