It will be a battle between Big 10 opponents when the Indiana Hoosiers (14-4, 4-3 Big 10) welcome the No. 11 Michigan State Spartans (14-4, 6-1 Big 10) to Assembly Hall. The game is scheduled to get underway at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Michigan State Spartans vs. Indiana Hoosiers Betting Prediction
In the Spartans’ last outing, they beat the Wisconsin Badgers, 67-55. Michigan State’s 30.3 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over Wisconsin, who had a mark of 22.5. The Spartans’ mark was below their season average of 35.6. Michigan State received a boost from Xavier Tillman, who led the team in scoring with 15 points on 6-for-14 shooting.
The Hoosiers defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers in their last matchup, 82-74. Indiana’s 35.3 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over Nebraska, who had a rate of 18.2. The Hoosiers’ mark was above their season average of 35.2. Trayce Jackson-Davis was Indiana’s leading scorer with 18 points on 6-for-7 shooting from the field.
After the Hoosiers won both meetings against the Spartans last season, these teams will clash for the first time this year. In the last contest, Indiana won 63-62. The Hoosiers had a much better turnover percentage (10.7 vs. 21.8) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (37.5 vs. 23.8).
The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. The Spartans rank 18th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.3 percent), while Indiana ranks 19th in defensive rebounding percentage (77.2 percent).
Michigan State Spartans at Indiana Hoosiers Odds Pick
Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Indiana, O/U – Over
Michigan State ranks first in assists per game (19.1) while Indiana ranks 129th (13.2).
The Spartans rank 160th in three pointers attempted per game (21.7) while the Hoosiers rank 266th (17.3).
Indiana averages 4.7 blocks per game, which ranks 32nd in the nation. Michigan State ranks 122nd in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
The Hoosiers are 19th in the country with 30.9 rebounds allowed per game while the Spartans are 53rd with 32.6 rebounds allowed per game.
The Spartans’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.4, down from 14.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Hoosiers have scored an average of 64.6 points per game (10.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.8 points per game (1.4 below their season average).