Indiana vs. Michigan State - 1/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indiana vs. Michigan State - 1/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Spartans (14-4) at Indiana Hoosiers (14-4)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Assembly Hall)

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The Michigan State Spartans and the Indiana Hoosiers meet in college basketball action from Bloomington Assembly Hall on Thursday. 

Michigan State enters here at 14-4 so far. The Spartans had an eight-game winning streak going before falling in a blowout to Purdue, but got back on track with a win over Wisconsin their last time out. 

In the win over the Badgers, Michigan State’s Xavier Tillman led the way on 15 points with nine rebounds and four assists. Both Gabe Brown and Aaron Henry added 13 points apiece there with nine combined rebounds. 

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Over on the Indiana side, they’re 14-4 so far as well. The Hoosiers are 3-1 in the last four games, falling to Rutgers while otherwise beating Northwestern, Ohio State and Nebraska in that span. 

In the win over the Cornhuskers, Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis led the team on 18 points with 13 rebounds and four assists. Joey Brunk added 16 points with five rebounds, and Justin Smith had 15 points with seven boards. 

The Spartans are 6-1 ATS in their last seven overall and 5-1 ATS in their last six after a straight-up win. Michigan State is 45-20-1 ATS in their last 66 Thursday games and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games. 

Meanwhile, Indiana is 2-6 ATS in their last eight overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five Thursday games. The Hoosiers are 1-5 ATS in their last six after a straight-up win and 0-4 ATS in their last four after an ATS win. 

Michigan State bounced back pretty well after that surprising blowout loss to Purdue; they didn’t churn out their regular frantic offensive pace but still managed 67 points in a 12-point victory that gets them back on track. 

As for Indiana, they’ve done pretty well with their Big Ten competition thus far, all things considered, but are going to need to put the defensive clamps down here to survive. I’m not sure the Hoosiers can pull that off, even at home. I’m going Spartans. 

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