Saturday's best ATS bets

Picking winners for Saturday's big games, including Spartans-Hoosiers

Updated: January 3, 2014, 3:36 PM ET
By Ted Sevransky | ESPN Insider

Adreian PayneBrendan Maloney/USA TODAY SportsAdreian Payne and Michigan State will battle Indiana in Bloomington on Saturday.

Each week during the college basketball season, I will offer my picks and predicted final scores for the biggest games on Saturday as well as a handful of mid-major matchups. This way, when the lines are released on Friday evening, you'll have at least one Vegas pro's opinion as to what the final scores might look like.

Here's a look at six key matchups on Saturday.


Michigan State Spartans at Indiana Hoosiers

Indiana is tied with Arizona as the No. 1 team in the country in rebounding margin even after the offseason departures of Christian Watford (now playing overseas) and NBA lottery picks Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo. That trio combined for more than 20 rebounds per game last season; further, the Hoosiers were a top-10 rebounding-margin team throughout their run to the Sweet 16.


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Ted Sevransky, better known as Teddy Covers, has been handicapping sports in Vegas since 1998.