Free Week 8 Prediction: Hoosiers vs Spartans Odds
Week 8 College football betting sees the Indiana Hoosiers taking on the Michigan State Spartans Saturday October 24th at Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Indiana Hoosiers (4-3) vs. Michigan State Spartans (7-0)
Venue:Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: Michigan State Spartans -16.5
NCAA Betting Total: 63.5
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#4 Michigan State looks for their 12th straight win when they welcome in the Indiana Hoosiers to East Lansing on Saturday.
The Spartans were part of one of the craziest plays in college football history that saw them return a fumbled snap with no time remaining to literally steal a win from arch rival Michigan.
Indiana had dramatics over their own, but were on the wrong side of things. They blew a 25 point 4th quarter lead as they fell to Rutgers 55-52.
Indiana has dropped 3 straight games and are finding ways to lose down the stretch of games. That is not a pattern the Hoosiers want to find themselves in if they hope to make bowl eligibility.
Indiana took exception last week to finding ways to lose as they coughed up a 25 point lead to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The loss sent Indiana to 4-3 and put a dagger in their Big 10 hopes.
The Hoosiers hope to get RB Jordan Howard back, who has missed 2 games. Howard has rushed for 709 yards this season despite missing the to games.
QB Nate Sudfeld looks to build off his best performance of the season as he threw for 464 yards and threw for 4 touchdowns in the loss. Sudfeld has had his best season as he’s thrown for 1741 yards with 11 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions.
Should Howard not be able to go, Sophomore Devine Redding will get the starting nod once again. Redding has filled in nicely while Howard recovers as he’s rushed for 413 yards.
The Hoosiers offense is averaging 34.1 points per game, but their defense isn’t helping out any causes as they’re allowing 35.1.
The Spartans should be sitting here with their first loss of the season and looking to rebound from a loss to rival Michigan. Trailing 23-21, Michigan State forced Michigan to punt with just 10 seconds left in the game.
Michigan State sent all 11 guys at the line while Michigan felt the need for a pair of gunners out wide. The snap was bobbled and in what seemed like a blink of an eye, the Spartans were piling on each other in the end zone as the fumble was deflected by the punter right into their hands.
The Spartans kept their perfect season and BCS Playoff hopes well alive with the win.
With the victory, QB Connor cook is now 30-3 as a starter at Michigan State. Cook has passed for 1672 yards on the season and has thrown 13 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions. Cook continues to raise his NFL stock as he’s now thrown for 61 touchdowns.
The Spartans should get a boost in their backfield this week with RB Madre London returning from a foot injury this week. He’ll add some depth in the backfield as LJ Scott and him will split time. The duo has rushed for over 800 yards.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Hoosiers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Hoosiers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Hoosiers are 6-14-2 ATS in their last 22 conference games.
- Spartans are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Spartans are 15-6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
After a win like they had last week, Michigan State has all the momentum in the world. With how bad the Hoosiers’ defense is, Connor Cook should have no problem picking them apart.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Michigan State ATS
Cook has another big day and raises his NFL stock even more as the Spartans route the Hoosiers.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 45- Indiana 16
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