Opening Line: Indiana favorites at home to Michigan State on Sunday

Indiana has been very good all season, losing just one try in ten at Simon Skjodt Assembly. They’re back home Sunday with a huge Big Ten clash with Michigan State on the slate.

The Hoosiers have gone on to win back-to-back after a three-game slip and appear to be finding their way. The odds makers think so too. According to gambling website SISportsbook.com, Indiana is a 4.5 point favorite and the over/under is 138.5. The teams only met once last year, with the Spartans winning 76-61 on February 12 in East Lansing. The Spartans have won three straight games in the series.

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Here’s a thorough breakdown of what Indiana has been doing all season, both directly and against the spread.

Indiana in numbers

  • Indiana Overall Record: 12-6
  • Indiana overall vs. distribution: 9-9
  • Home record from Indiana: 9-1
  • Indiana Home vs Spread: 6-4
  • Road record in Indiana: 2-4
  • Indiana Road vs Spread: 2-4
  • Indiana Neutral Court Record: 1-1
  • Indiana Neutral Court vs Spread: 1-1
  • Indiana record as favorite: 11-2
  • Indiana vs. Spread as a favorite: 8-5
  • Indiana record as underdog: 1-3
  • Indiana vs. Spread as an underdog: 1-3

Indiana vs. the spread

Here’s what Indiana did directly and against the spread this season:

  • 7 Nov – Beat State of Morehead 88-53 as a 24.5-point favorite (won)
  • 10 Nov – Beat Bethune-Cookman 101-49 as a 32.5-point favorite (won)
  • Nov 18 – Won at xavier 81-79 as a 1.5-point favorite (won)
  • 20 Nov – Beat Miami from Ohio 86-56 as a 27.5-point favorite at Indianapolis (won)
  • Nov 23 – Beat Small stone 86-67 as a 29..5-point favorite (lost)
  • 25 Nov – Beat Jackson State 90-51 as a 28.5-point favorite (won)
  • 30 Nov – Blow #18 North Carolina 77-65 as a 4.5-point favorite (won)
  • Dec 3 – Lost at Rueger 63-48 as a 3-point favorite (lost)
  • 7 Dec – Beat Nebraska 81-55 as a 12.5-point favorite (won)
  • December 10 – Lost to #10 Arizona 89-75 in Las Vegas as a 1.5 point underdog (lost)
  • December 17 – Lost at #8 Kansas 84-62 as a 5.5 point underdog (lost)
  • 20 Dec – Beat Elon 96-72 as a 28.5-point favorite (lost)
  • 23 Dec — Beat Kennesaw State 69-55 as a 17.5-point favorite (lost)
  • January 5 – Lost at Iowa 91-89 as a 1.5 point underdog (lost)
  • January 8 – Lost vs northwest 84-83 as a 7.5-point favorite (lost)
  • January 11 – Lost at Pennsylvania 85-66 as a 2.5 point underdog (lost)
  • January 14 – Beat #18 Wisconsin 63-45 as a 4-point favorite (won)
  • January 19 – Won at Illinois 80-65 as a 6.5-point favorite (won)

Michigan State vs. the Spread

Michigan State is 13-6 on the season and 5-3 in the Big Ten, and the Spartans hit a two-game losing streak Thursday with a home win over Rutgers. They’re 11-8 against the spread this season and have covered in four of their last five Big Ten games.

In real street games, the Spartans are 2-2 straight and 2-2 against the spread. Here’s what Michigan State did directly and against the number this season:

  • 7 Nov – Beat Northern Arizona 73-55 as a 21.5-point favorite (lost)
  • Nov 11 – Loss to No. 2 gonzaga 64-63 in San Diego, California as an 11.5-point underdog (won)
  • 15 Nov – Blow #4 Kentucky 86-77 in two overtimes at Indianapolis as a 7.5-point underdog (won)
  • 18 Nov – Beat Villanova 73-71 at the Gavitt Games as a 6.5-point favorite (won)
  • November 24 – Lost to #18 Alabama 81-70 in Portland, Oregon as a 5.5-point underdog (lost)
  • 25 Nov – Beat Oregon 74-70 at Portland, Ore as a 3.5-point favorite (won)
  • 27 Nov – Beat Portland 78-77 at Portland, Ore as a 7.5-point favorite (lost)
  • November 30 – Lost at Notre-Dame 70-52 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge as a 1.5-point favorite (lost)
  • December 4th – Lost vs northwest 71-66 as a 5.5-point favorite (lost)
  • Dec 7 – Won at Pennsylvania 85-78 as a 3.5 point underdog (won)
  • 10 Dec – Beat Brown 68-50 as a 15.5-point favorite (won)
  • 21 Dec – Beat Oakland 67-54 as a 21.5-point favorite (lost)
  • Dec 30 — Beat buffalo 89-68 as a 15.5-point favorite (won)
  • January 3rd – Beat Nebraska 74-56 as a 7.5-point favorite (lost)
  • January 7th—Beat Michigan 59-53 as a 3.5-point favorite (won)
  • January 10 – Won in 18th place Wisconsin 69-65 as a 1.5 point favorite (won)
  • January 13 – Lost at Illinois 75-66 as a 6.5 point underdog (lost)
  • January 16 – Lost to #3 Purdue 64-63 as a 4.5 point underdog (won)
  • January 19 – Beat #23 Rueger 70-57 as a 6.5-point favorite (won)

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