Indiana State Sycamores @ Michigan State Spartans Prediction

Indiana State Sycamores vs. Michigan State Spartans Prediction 12/30/2023

The Indiana State Sycamores (11-1) travel to face off against the Michigan State Spartans (7-5) on Saturday, December 30th. This game will be played at Breslin Center in East Lansing and televised on FS1. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Indiana State Sycamores vs Michigan State Spartans

The Indiana State Sycamores Are Coming Off A Win

Today, the Indiana State basketball team, who currently have a record of 11-1, will be playing against Michigan State. So far this season, when playing away from home, the Sycamores have a record of 5-1, and when playing on their home court, they have a record of 5-0. Heading into their game against Michigan State, Indiana State holds an 8-3 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Indiana State is 4-1 vs. the spread.

Indiana State comes in with an over/under record of 8-3-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 159.8 points per game so far. The Sycamores have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 156 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

The Michigan State Spartans Are Coming Off A Win

After playing 12 games, Michigan State comes into this game with a 7-5 overall record. The Spartans are 0-1 on the road this season and 7-4 overall. Michigan State’s record vs. the spread heading into today’s game stands at 6-6. In their previous five games, the team has a 3-2 record against the spread.

So far, Michigan State’s games have averaged 140.1 points per game with the average over/under line being 142 points. When analyzing the Spartans’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 143 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

Indiana State Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Indiana State offense tallied 90 points in a matchup against Tennessee State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51.1%, and they made 11 threes. Isaiah Swope is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 19. Meanwhile, Ryan Conwell also brings a PPG average of 15.5 into the game.

Isaiah Swope (G) 19.0 3.7 2.0
Ryan Conwell (G) 15.5 4.8 2.2
Robbie Avila (C) 16.5 6.6 4.2

Michigan State Offense Breakdown

Coming off a good offensive performance, Michigan State’s offense scored 99 points against Stony Brook. Their field goal percentage for the game was 59.4%, and they went 11/17 from the free-throw line. Leading Michigan State in scoring vs. Stony Brook was Jaden Akins with his 22 points. Tyson Walker also added 17 points for the Spartans.

Tyson Walker (G) 19.8 2.9 2.5
A.J Hoggard (G) 10.8 3.3 5.1
Jaden Akins (G) 10.4 4.3 1.2

Indiana State Team Defense

At present, the Sycamores’ defense is nationally ranked 136th, allowing 70.8 points per game. Against Tennessee State in their most recent game, the Indiana State defense gave up a total of 69 points while allowing Tennessee State to hit 51% of their shots.

Michigan State Team Defense

So far, the Spartans’ defense is ranked 32nd in the country at 63.7 points per contest. The Michigan State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 55 points and allowed Stony Brook to connect on 12 threes.

Sycamores vs Spartans Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Indiana State has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 83 points per game.
  • In their last three games at home, the Spartans have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 77 points per game in this stretch.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Sycamores have gone 4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
  • Michigan State has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.

Sycamores vs Spartans Prediction

Not only do we have the Spartans winning this one by a score of 77-66, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Spartans at -9.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 150, and our model projects the Sycamores and Spartans to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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