Michigan State vs. Indiana: How to watch, odds, injuries, weather, prediction

Michigan State's Katin Houser runs for a gain against Nebraska during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
Michigan State's Katin Houser runs for a gain against Nebraska during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. /

Saturday’s Michigan State vs. Indiana game in Bloomington isn’t exactly going to catch the attention of college football fans everywhere, but it is a battle to get out of the basement of the Big Ten East.

It’s also technically a rivalry game with the Old Brass Spittoon on the line.

Indiana currently holds the trophy after shocking Michigan State last year in East Lansing thanks to a missed Ben Patton chip-shot field goal at the end of regulation which would have sent Michigan State to a bowl game.

OK, let’s move on before we all get too angry.

How to watch Michigan State vs. Indiana: TV channel and live stream

Date: Saturday, Nov. 18
Start Time: 12 p.m. ET
Location: Bloomington, Ind.
TV Channel: BTN
Live Stream: FuboTV | FOX Sports Go

Latest Michigan State vs. Indiana injury report

Injury news courtesy of covers.com

Michigan State

QUESTIONABLE: DB Dillon Tatum (undisclosed), LB Darius Snow (leg), WR Jaron Glover (foot), OL Brandon Baldwin (undisclosed), RB Davion Primm (undisclosed), WR Tre Mosley (undisclosed)

OUT: QB Noah Kim (undisclosed), RB Jalen Berger (undisclosed – out for season), RB Joseph Martinez (undisclosed), DL Ken Talley (undisclosed), OL Cole Dellinger (undisclosed), RB Jaelon Barbarin (undisclosed – out for season), OL Stanton Ramil (leg – out for season), OL Gavin Broscious (knee), LB Jacoby Windmon (pectoral – out for season), LB Quavian Carter (undisclosed), DB Semar Melvin (undisclosed), LB Ma’a Gaoteote (undisclosed), DL Alex VanSumeren (undisclosed), DB Armorion Smith (undisclosed – out for season), TE Tyneil Hopper (leg)


QUESTIONABLE: WR Omar Cooper Jr. (undisclosed), DB Noah Pierre (undisclosed)

OUT: QB Dexter Williams II (knee – late November), WR Cam Camper (knee – out for season), DB Jamier Johnson (concussion), WR Orlando Greenlow (undisclosed), DL Trey Laing (undisclosed)

Michigan State vs. Indiana weather report (Updated Nov. 17)

According to Google, the weather for Bloomington on Saturday afternoon will be warm-ish and clear with minimal wind gusts at 4 mph around kickoff. The temperature at kickoff will be around 48 degrees and that’ll rise to around 53 degrees by the end of the game. This is a fairly warm late-November Big Ten football game.

Michigan State vs. Indiana series history

Saturday will mark the 70th all-time meeting between Michigan State and Indiana and the Spartans actually hold a 49-18-2 lead over the Hoosiers. Indiana won the last meeting in East Lansing in 2022 but the Spartans won in 2021. They’ve traded wins in the past four meetings, but Michigan State has won 11 of the past 14 meetings in this rivalry.

Latest Michigan State vs. Indiana odds

Spread: Indiana -3.5
Moneyline: Michigan State +145 | Indiana -175
Over/Under: 47

Prediction for Michigan State vs. Indiana

This is a game that doesn’t really have a ton on the line other than one of the most interesting rivalry trophies in college football. The Spartans finally picked up a win two weeks ago after six straight losses and Indiana has been playing much better lately. I think this one will be close and surprisingly high-scoring, but the Hoosiers find a way to win — or Michigan State finds a way to lose for the fourth time (Rutgers, Iowa, Minnesota) this year.

Final score: Michigan State 27, Indiana 31

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