Michigan State vs Indiana predictions 1/23/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Location: Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana +3.5
The Michigan State Spartans head to Assembly Hall to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 3.5 point favorites.
Michigan State heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 14.7 as they are averaging 78.3 points per contest while giving up 63.6 per game. Indiana has an overall mark of 14-4. They are averaging 75.1 points per contest and giving up 66.2, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-9-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 9-9-0 against the spread this season
The Indiana Hoosiers are 9-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/19/19 G Joshua Langford Foot is out for season
11/13/19 F Joey Hauser Eligibility is out for season
01/15/20 G Kyle Ahrens Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cassius Winston comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Xavier Tillman averages 13.9 points per contest in 31.2 minutes per game. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 10.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Trayce Jackson-Davis scores 14.2 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Justin Smith averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State averages 78.3 points per contest, which is 33rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 54th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 154th in the nation. They average 42.7 boards per contest and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 235th with 12.8 per game. The Spartans allow 63.6 points per contest, which is 58th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 219th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 94th in the nation with 75.1 points per contest this season. They are 89th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 313th in the NCAA. They are 31st in D-1 in rebounding with 40.0 boards per contest and 183rd in assists per game with 13.2. The Hoosiers are 137th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Hoosiers give up 66.2 points per game, which ranks them 105th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 100th and 107th in those defensive statistics. They rank 146th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 30.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hoosiers are 152nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Spartans are 16th in the nation in offensive rating with 111. In terms of pace they are 143rd in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 74th. As a team they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 212th in Division 1. Michigan State is 260th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Indiana is 188th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 106, which is ranked 90th. They are 151st in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 180th. As a unit they are 137th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 314th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State -3.5
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