Indiana Hoosiers vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 3/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+2)
The Michigan State Spartans (13-10) play the Indiana Hoosiers (12-12) at Breslin Center on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have Michigan State as 2-point favorites. The total has been set at 137.5.
Indiana will take the court with a win-loss mark of 12-12 so far this year. They are turning it over 12.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.7 personal fouls per game. As a team, Indiana is snagging 35.0 rebounds per contest and has tallied 340 dimes on the season, which is 60th in the nation in terms of passing. The Hoosiers are shooting 34.7% on 3-point shots (149 of 429) and 66.8% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 71.5 points per game (175th in the country) while hitting 44.2% from the field. Defensively, the Hoosiers are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.2% on shots from distance and they are 178th in D-1 in PPG allowed (70.0). The Hoosiers are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.7% (588 of 1,378) and they concede 35.5 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 200th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 279 surrendered on the season.
The Indiana Hoosiers faced the Michigan Wolverines and took a loss by a score of 73-57 in their last contest. Indiana finished the contest having earned a 38.5% field goal percentage (20 out of 52) and knocked down 4 out of their 15 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hoosiers buried 13 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 26 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 8 dimes for the game while forcing 11 turnovers and having 4 steals. Concerning the defense, Indiana allowed 45.3% from the floor on 24 of 53 shooting. Michigan dished out 8 assists and had 8 steals in this game. Additionally, Michigan collected 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Michigan finished 89.5% when shooting free throws by converting 17 of 19 tries. They made 8 of their 21 tries from downtown.
Aljami Durham is someone who was a factor for this contest. He scored 15 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He played for 29 minutes played and collected 2 boards. Durham finished 66.7% from the field and dished out 1 assist. One more player that played a role in the matchup for the Hoosiers was Race Thompson. He had 6 rebounds in 33 min on the hardwood. He finished the game at 60.0% from the floor for this contest by going 3-of-5 (11 points). Overall, Thompson collected 2 assists.
Michigan State has a win-loss mark of 13-10 on the year. As an offense, the Spartans are shooting 42.8% from the floor, which ranks 247th in D-1. Michigan State has earned 1,623 pts for the year (70.6 per game) and they snag 37.8 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.9 times per contest (18th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 13.3 times per contest. The Spartans have committed 19.9 fouls every game and they connect on 73.1% from the free throw line. The Spartans are ranked 219th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 71.6. The Michigan State defense allows 32.1% on 3-point shots (145 of 452) and their opponents are connecting on 71.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 13.6 assists and 34.3 rebounds per game, which is 230th and 141st in college hoops. They are forcing their opponents into 10.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.8% from the field (158th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Michigan State Spartans walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-55 when they played the Maryland Terrapins. The Spartans were able to corral 20 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while recording 2 steals in the game. The Terrapins earned 16 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Spartans to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to bury 9 of the free throws for a clip of 60.0%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Michigan State made 8 of their 28 attempts (28.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Spartans finished the game shooting 19 for 57 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.3%. The Spartans allowed the Terrapins to convert 21 out of 43 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.8% in this matchup. They went 50.0% from distance by shooting 8 of 16 and ended up going 23 out of 24 from the free throw line (95.8%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Michigan State allowed Maryland to grab 30 overall (2 offensive).
Joshua Langford pitched in for the Spartans in this matchup. He converted 3 out of 13 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 23.1%, and had 6 rebounds. Langford earned 12 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and had 4 dimes in this contest. Someone else who came through for Michigan State was Aaron Henry. He ended up finishing with 4 dimes in his 36 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 4 of 16 from the floor. Henry walked away from this one going 25.0% from the floor in addition to earning 11 points and 6 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana (+2) and over 137.5 points
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