College Football Week 7 Picks: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan State Spartans

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan State Spartans
Saturday, 10/12/13, 12:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread:  Michigan State -6
Current Betting Line:  Michigan State -9.5
Opening Total:  54.5
Current Total:  54.5
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker

The Indiana Hoosiers are 1-5 SU as underdogs of 3.5 to 10 points since 2011

The Indiana Hoosiers are 1-5 SU as underdogs of 3.5 to 10 points since 2011

Indiana picked up a 44-24 win over the Penn State Nittany Lions as 3.5-point home underdogs last Saturday, which served as the program’s first win in 17 all-time meetings between the two programs.  The Hoosiers have eclipsed 475 yards of total offense in all five games this season, which is important to consider when making your college football betting picks in Week 7.  Quarterback Nate Sudfeld has eclipsed the 300-yard mark in passing three times this season, while throwing for 13 touchdowns overall in 2013.  Indiana is 1-5 SU and 3-3 ATS as underdogs of 3.5 to 10 points the last two-plus seasons, with the OVER going 6-0 in that situation.

The Hoosiers have some dynamic targets for Sudfeld to get the ball to, including wide receiver Cody Latimer, who collected his third-straight 100-yard game with career-highs in receptions and yards last week.  Indiana also has a threat in the backfield, with running back Tevin Coleman rushing for nine total touchdowns in his career.

Michigan State’s 26-14 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes gives the program back-to-back victories in Iowa City for the first time since 1987 and 1989.  The Spartans were very pleased to see quarterback Connor Cook grow into the position last Saturday, as he registered career highs in pass completions and passing yards.  Fifth-year senior wide receiver Bennie Fowler recorded a career-high 94 receiving yards and tied his career high with five receptions.  Michigan State is 1-1 SU and 0-2 ATS as home favorites of 7.5 to 10 points since 2011.

The Spartans’ defense ranked No. 1 in the FBS in total defense entering last week—holding the Hawkeyes to 264 total yards of offense.  Michigan State knew it was in for a battle at the line of scrimmage, with Iowa coming into that affair averaging 244.4 rushing yards per game—holding that high-powered attack to just 23 yards on the ground.  The team has won 33 of its last 45 games dating back to the 2010 season under head coach Mark Dantonio.

Sports bettors will likely back the Spartans due to their 4-0 ATS mark at home against the Hoosiers.

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