Michigan State vs Indiana College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/2/21

The Indiana Hoosiers and the Michigan State Spartans meet in college basketball action from the Breslin Center on Tuesday night.

The Indiana Hoosiers will try to bounce back from a 73-57 loss to the Michigan Wolverines in their last matchup. Trayce Jackson-Davis leads Indiana in scoring and rebounding with 19.8 PPG and 9.3 RPG while Al Durham and Armani Franklin each have 11.6 PPG with Durham leading Indiana with 2.8 APG this season. Race Thompson also has 9.6 PPG and 6.5 RPG for the Hoosiers this season. As a team, Indiana is averaging 71.9 PPG on 44.2% shooting from the field and 34.7% from three while allowing 70 PPG on 42.7% shooting from the field and 34.2% from 3-point land this season.                                                                                                                                                               

The Michigan State Spartans will look to rebound from a 73-55 loss to Maryland in their last game. Aaron Henry leads the Spartans in scoring and assists with 15.1 PPG and 3.6 APG while also logging 5.5 RPG. Joey Hauser has 10.2 PPG and a team-high 6.1 RPG to lead the Spartans on the glass and Joshua Langford has 10 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Michigan State up to this point in the season. As a team, Michigan State is averaging 70.6 PPG on 42.8% shooting from the field and 33.1% from the 3-point line while allowing 71.6 PPG on 42.8% shooting from the field and 32.1% from 3-point range.

Indiana is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games following a double-digit loss at home. Michigan State is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a loss and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games while the under is 9-4 in their last 13 games overall. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

I was sucked into Indiana against Michigan because I felt the Hoosiers would have stepped up in such an important schedule spot in respect to a potential at-large entry to the Big Dance. However, Indiana fell hard there and now has to take on a Michigan State team that’s right in stride with what they’re accomplishing right now and this just always seems to be the time of year where Michigan State always seems to step up. I’ll back Michigan State at home in this one.

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