Southern Indiana vs Michigan State Prediction -College Basketball Picks 11/9/23

Michigan State Spartans (0-1) vs Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles (0-1)

Game Info: Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Jack Breslin Student Events Center)

Betting Odds: Michigan State Spartans -27 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles and Michigan State Spartans face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Breslin Center. 

How Does Michigan State Bounce Back?

Michigan State has high expectations for this season, but they really looked awful in the first game. Michigan State lost in overtime to James Madison in Game 1. James Madison is a good team, but there is no reason that they should have hung with Michigan State in the game. The big issue for Michigan State was with their shooting. The Spartans shoot 36.1 percent from the field and 5.0 percent from behind the three point line. They hit only 1 of his 20 shots from deep. Tyson Walker did have quite the game, finishing with 35 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Coen Carr finished with 14 points and six rebounds. In this game, they need to make a couple of shots early from deep to try to get the confidence up. 

Southern Indiana’s Defense Needs to be Better

Southern Indiana faced off against Saint Louis in the first game and the defense gave up 75 points on the way to the 12 point defeat. At halftime, they were down 12 points, and they couldn’t bounce back in the second half. Jordan Tilmon was the top player for Saint Louis, putting up 15 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Jack Campion finished with nine points, four rebounds, and three assists. The attack just wasn’t balanced enough, and in this game they are going to need other guys to step up or this could be a long game. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Michigan State is going to have no issue running up the score here, and the defense is going to have no chance. Southern Indiana’s defense wasn’t good against Saint Louis, and it’s not going to get any better here. Look for Michigan State to have no issue running up the score, and they are going to score at least 90 points here and that is going to be the difference as the Spartans are going to get the job done. Back Michigan State against the spread.

Shane’s Pick Michigan State -27

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