Free Week 5 Prediction: Spartans vs Hoosiers Odds
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(2-1) #16 Michigan State Spartans vs. Indiana Hoosiers (2-1)
Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread:Michigan State -7
NCAA Betting Total: 53.5
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After getting knocked around at home to open their Big 10 slate, the mountain is a tall one to climb for the Michigan State Spartans.
They’ll look to rebound here in Week 5 when they head into Indiana to take on the Hoosiers.
#16 Michigan State Spartans
The Spartans Big 10 and BCS hopes came to a crashing halt on Saturday and now they’ll need to do a lot of work and get a lot of help in order to get back into both races.
Michigan State welcomed in the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday for a Top 10 showdown and things just didn’t go according to plan. The Spartans turned the ball over, allowed big chunks of yardage on run plays, and couldn’t get anything going offensively.
Sitting at #16 in the nation, they’ll need to win out and do it in impressive fashion.
Here, they’ll need to figure out how to get their offense going.
Michigan State has averaged just 23.3 points per game and QB Tyler O’Connor has to figure things out. O’Connor threw 3 interceptions on Saturday and has just 5 touchdowns to 5 interceptions.
O’Connor will be going up against a defense that has allowed just 223 yards per game through the air. Indiana will put a lot of pressure in the backfield and try to force O’Connor into some tight window passes like the Badgers did.
The Hoosiers haven’t played the toughest schedule to this point, which means they certainly have some concerns heading into this big matchup with the Spartans.
This will by far be the toughest competition they’ve faced yet, as they come in off their first loss of the season to Wake Forest at home last week. Prior to the loss, the Hoosiers handled Florida International and Ball State to start the season off 2-0.
QB Richard Lagow hasn’t been shy about flinging the ball around.
Lagow comes in off a performance that saw him nearly throw for 500 yards against Wake Forest. However, his 3 touchdowns were overshadowed by 5 interceptions that proved to be extremely costly.
Michigan State has allowed just 23.7 points per game and they’ve seen back to back good offenses that should have them prepped for Lagow here.
Expect the Hoosiers to try to develop a ground game with Devine Redding as the Spartans will be the toughest test for Lagow on the season thus far.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Spartans are 20-6-2 ATS in their last 28 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Spartans are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games.
- Spartans are 19-7-2 ATS in their last 28 road games.
- Hoosiers are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Prediction
Michigan State is going to take out some frustrations here.
The Spartans still have an outside shot at the BCS Playoff, but it’ll start with getting themselves back into the Big 10 title race.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Michigan State -7
This is a low number, especially after seeing Wake Forest really fluster them.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 37 – Indiana 17
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