Michigan State at Indiana Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/16/2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Memorial Stadium in Bloomington
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The #8 Michigan State Spartans (5-1) will be going for their fifth win in a row on Saturday afternoon when they visit the Indiana Hoosiers (3-3). In 2013, the Spartans were able to beat the Hoosiers 42-28 at home.
Michigan State got out to a quick lead in their game against Purdue last Saturday and rolled to a 45-31 road win. The Spartans had 294 rushing yards in that win and they were 5-for-11 on their third down opportunities.
Right now, the Spartans are fourth in the country scoring the ball by putting up 45.5 points per game against their opponents. Quarterback Connor Cook has been solid this season, passing for 1,309 yards with 13 touchdowns and just four picks. Wide receiver Tony Lippett has caught 32 passes this season for 663 yards and eight touchdowns.
Indiana gave up 28 first-quarter points to Iowa in their game last Saturday and ended up taking a 45-29 road loss. They were only able to throw for 116 yards in that loss and they turned the ball over three times.
The Hoosiers are seventh in the nation in running the ball by averaging 302.7 rushing yards per game. Running back Tevin Coleman has 1,060 rushing yards this season with 11 touchdowns and he has averaged 8.8 yards per carry. Junior quarterback Nate Sudfeld has thrown for 1,151 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions so far this season.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
Michigan State Spartans are 3-3-0 Against the Spread
Michigan State Spartans are 5-1-0 against the Over/Under
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
Indiana Hoosiers are 2-4-0 Against the Spread
Indiana Hoosiers are 3-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Michigan State Spartans
10/13/14 DB Darian Hicks Arm injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
10/13/14 C Jack Allen Leg injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Indiana
10/13/14 LB Jon Reschke Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
10/13/14 DB R.J. Williamson Undisclosed injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Indiana
10/12/14 TE Andrew Gleichert Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
10/12/14 RB Gerald Holmes Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
10/12/14 DT James Kittredge Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
10/07/14 LB Mylan Hicks Arm expected to miss 5 weeks
10/13/14 QB Nate Sudfeld Shoulder out for season
10/11/14 WR Isaiah Roundtree Achilles out for season
09/23/14 CB Kenny Mullen Knee out for season
09/23/14 LB Marcus Oliver Knee out for season
09/19/14 LB Steven Funderburk Back out for season
08/28/14 Backup RB Tommy Mister Knee out for season
08/22/14 WR Caleb Cornett Suspension out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take MSU
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