The Indiana vs. Michigan State live stream online and televised 2016 NCAA basketball game will feature the No. 8 team in the land hosting an unranked Hoosiers squad with just five losses on the season. It will be the first meeting of the season for these two Big Ten tournament bound teams, with the Hoosiers also currently tied for the conference lead with Iowa. Current NCAA tournament projections show Indiana as a No. 5 seed in the East, with the Spartans a No. 2 seed in the same part of the brackets. Today’s game could certainly shake things up a bit in terms of the conference and seeding for the tournament. The 2016 NCAA basketball live streaming and televised action will be presented through CBS networks for sports fans to enjoy.
According to CBS Sports in their Feb. 14 report, it appears that Michigan State may need to win out the rest of their schedule if they want to win their first conference title in four seasons. They most recently lost 82-81 in an overtime thriller at Purdue, giving the team their fifth overall loss. Denzel Washington put up 27 points in the loss, along with 10 assists and eight rebounds. Despite the recent loss on an overtime free throw and missed shot, the team has been involved in some tough battles and has maintained a top 10 ranking. They’re still listed among championship contenders and could possibly play themselves into a higher seed with consistent wins to close out the season, starting with today’s home game.
Their opponents, the Indiana Hoosiers, were able to gain a share of the conference lead thanks to a big upset over No. 4 Iowa, 85-78. Guard Yogi Ferrell continues to lead the way with his 17.1 points per game and 5.6 assists per game averages. He was part of a balanced team scoring effort against the Hawkeyes, in which five players scored in double digits. Ferrell had 14, with Troy Williams and Robert Johnson each chipping in 13. Thomas Bryant added 10 points and seven rebounds with forward Max Bielfedt also adding 10 from the bench. Today the Hoosiers try for their second-straight win over a ranked team from the top 10, which certainly could have more people talking about their tournament seeding and chances.
For today’s point spread, Michigan State is currently a seven-point favorite. On the moneyline at 5Dimes online sportsbook, the Spartans are a -320 favorite, with Indiana a +260 underdog. The over/under points total is currently around 150 points for the complete game. Future odds at Vegas Insider currently show Michigan State is a 10 to 1 favorite to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, which is tied for third with Maryland. The Indiana Hoosiers are more of a longshot at 55 to 1 odds to win it all.
Sunday’s Indiana vs. Michigan State basketball game gets started at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. United States viewers can watch this game on live television via their CBS affiliate station. To watch Indiana vs. Michigan State live streaming online for free, viewers can simply go to the CBSSports.com college basketball live video section on their web browsers. For live audio, Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscribers should listen on channel 84 starting at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday.