Indiana at Michigan State NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Spartan Stadium is the site where Brian Lewerke and the Michigan State Spartans will play the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday. The spread on this contest has Michigan State as 14-point favorites. The Hoosiers are 2-2-0 ATS and 1-3-0 when betting on the total. The Spartans are 2-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-2-0 against the spread.
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
09/22/19 QB Michael Penix Jr. Shoulder missed last game, is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
09/22/19 T AJ Arcuri Foot is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
09/22/19 WR Cam Chambers Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
09/22/19 CB Shakur Brown Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
09/22/19 WR Jalen Nailor Leg is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
09/19/19 G Kevin Jarvis Knee is out indefinitely
09/10/19 T Cole Chewins Back is out indefinitely
The last time they took the field, the Indiana Hoosiers played the Connecticut Huskies and won 38-3. Stevie Scott III led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 10 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the contest. He racked up a total of 97 yards on 21 carries which had him averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Whop Philyor was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 47 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 11.8 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Hoosiers was Peyton Ramsey who went 23/27 with 247 yards through the air and added 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception during the game. The Indiana Hoosiers ran the football 40 times and racked up 178 yards giving them an average of 4.5 yards per rush. Overall, they finished with a total of 68 plays which gave them a total of 430 yards. On the day, the Hoosiers had a total of 25 1st downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, Indiana allowed 15 catches on 30 attempts totaling 94 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. Against the run, the Hoosiers allowed 51 yards on 22 attempts allowing their opponent an average of 2.3 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they gave up 145 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Hoosiers head into this matchup 3-1 for the 2019 season. For total yardage, they currently sit at 3rd in the conference and 36th in college football with 1,716 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 33.5 points per contest, which has them at 49th in college football. As a team, they are averaging 120.5 rushing yards per game which is 13th in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers have one of the top tier defenses in the country, allowing 19.5 points per contest which has them at 7th in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Hoosiers have allowed 1,234 yards. Opponents are completing 55.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.4 yards per try. In discussing yards on the ground, Indiana is allowing 127.3 yards per game which has them at 9th in the Big Ten and 52nd in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per carry putting them 9th in the Big Ten and 55th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 509 rushing yards through 4 contests.
The last time they played, the Michigan State Spartans played the Northwestern Wildcats and earned the win by a score of 31-10. Elijah Collins led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 13 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the contest. He racked up a total of 76 yards on 17 carries which had him averaging 4.5 yards per run. Darrell Stewart Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 77 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 15.4 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Spartans was Brian Lewerke who went 18/31 with 228 yards passing and added 3 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Michigan State Spartans ran the ball 39 times and racked up a total of 112 yards earning them an average of 2.9 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 70 plays for 340 yards. On the day, the Spartans earned 19 1st downs and they had 5 infractions for 47 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When discussing the defense, Michigan State conceded 19 catches on 37 attempts for a total of 126 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.4%. For the game, they gave up 266 yards and forced 3 turnovers. On the ground, the Spartans conceded 140 yards on 43 carries allowing their opponent an average of 3.3 yards per attempt allowed.
The Spartans head into this matchup 3-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Spartans have one of the average offenses in the nation. Michigan State needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 146 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 80th in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 584 rushing yards through 4 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Spartans average 407.3 yards per game overall ranking them 69th in college football and 8th in the Big Ten Conference. The Spartans are giving up 11 points per game ranking them 5th in the Big Ten and 10th in Division 1. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 44 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are giving up 52.5 yards per game ranking them 3rd in D-1 and 2nd in the Big Ten. This season, they have given up 210 yards rushing and 2 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups in D-1. They are conceding 176 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Spartans sit in 6th in the Big Ten.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hoosiers +14
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