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Put money on MSU? I feel like Indiana can easily blow a game open in Assembly though.
Wow, that's a lot.
We did lose there by like 30 last year though right? Road games are unpredictable, ask Duke.
The three best teams to go to Assembly this year are Butler, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. They lost two and won one by 7. I like the Spartans to cover 10.5.
Butler played them in Indy
Good call. IU was listed a the home team. I forgot it was on a neutral court. Either way my point stands. IU is great at blowing out mediocre competition but nothing this year suggests they should be a double digit favorite against the likes of MSU.
Yes, easy money. IU has a soft and short backcourt. MSU too physical
and beat them.
We lost 80-65, Green had 29.
This seems like easy money, but you never know what's going to happen. That and I don't bet on games with the Spartans involved.
I do think I remember being down by 25 or 30 at some point in the game though.
Actually we lost 70-55. You're thinking of the score when we beat them at home.
Largest deficit we faced at Indiana was 17 points.
We lost by 15 last year, but it seemed much worse than that.
I wouldn't touch that spread with a 10 foot pole.
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I just pray it doesn't start like last years. What a pile of BS that was.
If I was still in Vegas I'd take that bet
The way IU has struggled in conference play I think you have to put a little something on MSU...they could be in the midst of an epic streak like last year's...wonder what the moneyline will be? Maybe MSU +300?
If Minnesota and Wisconsin can hang with IU at AH then why not State....
also PSU is the only conference team that IU has beaten by double-digits...this line is whack wtf???
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Minnesota was down 52-29 at half and came back to make a game of it the last 5 minutes. You expend a lot of energy coming back from that type of deficit. We need to play well the entire game to have a shot at the victory. Wisconsin held the ball for 32 seconds and hit a lot of 3's after using up all that time on the shot clock.
I know its weird but I'm pretty sure that's actually Wisconsin's game plan not a stall
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LOL! Good joke.
Good thing we have skyscrapers like Appling and Trice.
Line already down to 8.5 at my book.
I think it can go either way. We could win a tight one outright, if we slow the game down; or, it could be like @Minny and we lose control late in a hostile environment and they blow it out late in the final minutes.
The problem is the starting lineup. Zeller on Nix, Watford on Payne. Olidipo has to guard Dawson. Last year they had a bigger guard Verdell Jones to put on Dawson in Bloomington and they put Olidipo on Appling after he torched them in Breslin. So Yogi and Hulls will be on Appling and Harris. Our backcourt should have a big scoring day tomorrow.
I didn't realize Minney was down that much. While I don't see MSU walking out with a win, I also didn't see them winning at Wisconsin.
But yeah, there's always the likelihood of this being one of those lines that looks too good to be true. They've had a pretty long layoff not playing since Tuesday so I wonder what type of effect that might have....still I'm gonna bet MSU because even if they don't cover I'll be more pissed if they do cover and I didn't bet it
Seems really high to me...but a lot will depend on how this game is reffed. If it's "touch foul city" when MSU is on D, then the game could get ugly point deferential wise for the Spartans.
Personally I think both IU and SCum are soft, and somewhat overrated, and can definitely be out-physicalled inside...if the refs allow physical play. However, both are pre-season favorites to win the conference so don't expect the refs to allow MSU to have their way in either Bloomington or A2.
MSU will really have to play well to win this one...but I think even if they lose IU won't cover. (I wouldn't bet the farm on it though.)
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Yeah I would sit back and enjoy the game and forget about betting it...I believe Wisconsin was an 11.5 point underdog so we're getting a little more respect than them. The time off definitely helps so I expect we give it a good effort.
Here is what we have going for us that we didn't have last year:
1. We played them first last year, and beat them by 15 at home. I absolutely believe in revenge in college basketball. So we got a focused Indiana team.
2. Crean is a bad X's and O's coach. They are more talented than us, but as Stevens and Ryan proved, they can be outsmarted. What I think really hurts is both Butler and Wisconsin are coached to slow it down. Our team....not so much. You run with Indiana at Assembly Hall, you lose.
3. Last year this was our 3rd game in 7 days and 4th game in 10 days. Three of the four games were on the road. This year, there was enough time off between games that we were able to take Wednesday off. Though I will also say, last year Indiana played at Minnesota on Sunday and had to turn around and play us two days later on Tuesday. Overall point, I think we'll be more prepared today than we were that day.
While I think there is a chance we win today, I don't think it is a very good one. Maybe 1 out of 5. There is good reason why when playing the schedule game I haven't seen one person put this down as a W. They're a damn good team who from what I've seen, has started to play some better defense this year. I still think they get booted in the tourney as soon as they hit a good coach and play them on a neutral floor.
FYI ... it is 8 1/2.
I like MSU chances if they are within three at the half. MSU is a second half team. We win if we are close at the half.
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