Michigan State Spartans (3-7) vs. Indiana Hoosiers (3-7)
Michigan State Spartans vs. Indiana Hoosiers 11/18/23 – Michigan State Spartans take on Indiana Hoosiers in a pivotal Week 12 matchup in NCAAF, each team boasting 3-7 win/loss records. Set for Saturday, November 18th 2023, this encounter serves not only as a game but is an opportunity to save their seasons and restore pride; professional picks suggest this battle has more meaning than numbers alone; momentum, strategy and will to end on a positive note are key factors here.
Michigan State’s Spartans, despite their record, show promise. Nathan Carter has amassed 711 rushing yards at an impressive rate of 4.3 yards per attempt and shown his ability to break lines and make critical plays. Montorie Foster Jr.’s 34 receptions for 447 yards show his big play capability that could prove pivotal against Indiana.
Indiana Hoosiers’ record mirrors their opponent’s in many respects; both teams boast notable players. On Indiana’s side, running back Jaylin Lucas with 265 rushing yards and an average yards per rush of 4.1 has shown flashes of brilliance while wide receiver Donaven McCulley stands out with 40 receptions totalling 524 yards for 13.1 average yards per reception and 5 receiving touchdowns, demonstrating his talent as an effective offensive threat in passing game play.
Michigan State Spartans vs. Indiana Hoosiers Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET|
Noah Kim QB vs. Brendan Sorsby QB
Noah Kim, Michigan State quarterback, has had an up-and-down season. With only 91 of 160 attempts completed and 1090 passing yards completed at 56.9% completion percentage, his performance has been mixed. Notable achievements include making long passes of 72 yards longest pass and 5 sacks for -51 yards lost; these indicate areas for improvement as Kim plays risk-style football that makes his presence unpredictable in this game.
Brendan Sorsby of Indiana Hoosiers boasts superior statistics with 99 completions, 1164 passing yards and a passer rating of 132, providing him with an even hand throughout a tight affair. His 10 touchdowns to 2 interceptions ratio is commendable as it displays precision and decision-making skills under pressure, yet 12 sacks for -97 yards lost indicate vulnerability under pressure – though Sorsby leans more toward consistent playmaking which could prove pivotal come game day.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Indiana Hoosiers -180, Total Odds: 47
The betting odds favor the Indiana Hoosiers with a -4 spread at -110 and a moneyline of -180. The total set at 47 points is an interesting aspect, considering both teams’ recent OVER trends in scoring.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
Michigan State’s betting trends indicate a team in disarray. Their recent track record of one win out of eight games, however, should give cause for alarm. They do enjoy an excellent record against Indiana with 13-6 ATS over 19 games and 15-4 SU in those matchups; unfortunately, their road performance has been subpar; Michigan State is winless SU in 5 road contests during that span.
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
Hoosiers vs Michigan State in Recent Home Games The Indiana Hoosiers have struggled in recent games, going 1-5 SU. However, their scoring trends suggest an affinity to push total over 6 times out of 7 games played at home against Michigan State, but remain resilient overall in terms of winning percentage against their foes despite an overall record of 6 wins from 9 played with just 2 victories against Michigan State.
Michigan State Spartans vs. Indiana Hoosiers 11/18/23 Betting Picks
Under consideration of data and trends, this game should be closely contested. Michigan State, despite their poor away record, has historically performed well against Indiana which may give them a psychological edge; however, Indiana’s slightly superior season form in scoring cannot be overlooked; my final prediction leans towards Hoosiers’ victory but not without strong opposition from Spartans.
Betting on Indiana seems the safer bet given their home advantage and recent scoring trends. The over/under is tempting with both teams showing an increase in hitting it over. Prop bets on individual player performances (particularly wide receivers and quarterbacks ) could offer extra value. Expert NCAAF analysis indicates a close game, with Indiana likely emerging victorious.
Free Pick and Prediction: Indiana Hoosiers 27, Michigan State Spartans 24