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How and what to watch for No. 10 Indiana vs. Michigan State

Can the Hoosiers remain unbeaten?

NCAA Football: Michigan at Indiana Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Hoosiers look to remain undefeated this week as they head to East Lansing to take on the 1-2 Michigan State Spartans on Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans have been blown out twice, but also beat Michigan in a close game at The Big House. In their two losses this year, Michigan State has coughed up the ball 10 times. In its one win, they didn’t turn it over at all. That doesn’t bode well going up against an Indiana defense that has forced multiple turnovers in each game of 2020. The Spartans scored just seven points last time out and before that, they had scored 27 points in its previous two games, so the offense isn’t going to blow the brakes off anybody.

The Hoosiers stats don’t jump off the page through three games either, but quarterback Michael Penix Jr. just seems to be able to find ways to win. He struggled Week 1 against Penn State, but since then he’s gotten better each week, throwing for 342 yards and three scores last week against Michigan. The ground game has been good enough, eclipsing 100 yards in its last two games, but failing to hit 150 either time. The best thing this team does is protect the football, and through three games the Hoosiers have only coughed up the ball twice.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch No. 10 Indiana vs. Michigan State on Saturday, November 14th at 12:00 p.m. ET on ABC, or you can stream it here with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Indiana (-7) vs. Michigan State
Point Total: 52
Money line: Indiana -278 vs. Michigan State +215

  • Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last five
  • The total has gone over in four of Indiana’s last five games
  • Michigan State is 5-15 ATS in its last 20
  • The total has gone under in four of Michigan State’s last six.

Betting splits

Indiana: (43% of handle, 56% percent of bets)
Michigan State: (57% of handle, 44% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

The Hoosier offense has gotten better each week, and the Spartans cough up the ball a ton and Indiana is sure to capitalize when they do. Indiana should win pretty easily.

Pick: Indiana -7

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