Free NCAA Football Prediction: Spartans vs. Hoosiers Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 7
Michigan State Spartans vs. Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Indiana University Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Spartans -3.5, Hoosiers+3.5 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Michigan State -170 | Hoosiers +138
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 51.5
Heading into week six, the Michigan State Spartans sit atop the Big 10 East with a 3-0 conference record.
Indiana is looking to get back on track, tied for last in the division with an 0-2 record.
Michigan State Spartans
The Michigan State Spartans enter this week’s matchup with an overall record of 6-0. So far, the Spartans have played the 32nd toughest schedule in college football, with an average scoring margin of 15.2. In their last game, Michigan State defeated Rutgers in a 31-13 road victory. The Spartans put up 339 yards through the air and 261 on the ground. Defensively, Michigan State gave up 377 total yards.
On the season, Michigan St is ranked 17th in points scored, averaging 35.6 points per game. On the road, the Spartans are scoring 35.7 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 26th in the NCAA, allowing 20.4 points per game. On offense, Michigan State throws the ball on 43.67% of their plays, leading to 259.0 yards per game. 43th in CFB. On the ground, the Spartans have rushed for 208.6 yards per contest.
So far the Spartans have won the turnover battle, with a turnover differential of 0.8 on the season. The Michigan State pass rush is averaging 4.0 sacks per game.
The Indiana Hoosiers come into this home contest with an overall record of 2-3. So far Indiana has played the 15th toughest schedule in college football, with an average scoring margin of -16.0. This week, Indiana will be looking to rebound after a 24-0 loss to 7th ranked Penn State. The Hoosiers put up 195 yards through the air and 69 on the ground. Defensively, Indiana gave up 408 total yards.
On the season, Indiana is ranked 121st in points scored, averaging 15.8 points per game. In games at home, the Hoosiers are scoring 13.0 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 88th in the NCAA, allowing 31.8 points per game. On offense, Indiana throws the ball on 56.04% of their plays, leading to 237.0 yards per game. 60th best in CFB. On the ground, the Hoosiers have rushed for 108.0 yards per contest.
So far, the Hoosiers have lost the turnover battle, with a turnover differential of -1.0 on the season. The Indiana pass rush is averaging 1 sack per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Spartans are 4-0-2 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Spartans are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite.
- Spartans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Under is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 games as a road favorite.
- Spartans are 2-7 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
Michigan State is looking to be the team coming out of the Big 10 East. I don’t see Indiana standing in their way. I am taking the Spartans to cover the -3.5 point spread.
4* Free Week 7 NCAA Betting Pick: Michigan State -3.5
Historically, road teams that are favored by -3.5 points have covered the spread in 51% of these contests. In this matchup, the Spartans are easily the more dominant team. On offense, Michigan St has the edge, scoring 20.0 more points per game than Indiana. Defensively, the Spartans are also the superior unit giving up 11.0 fewer points per game than the Hoosiers.
This game won’t be played at a breakneck pace as both Michigan State and Indiana are near the CFB average in plays per game.
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