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Arizona vs Indiana Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 10th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Hoosiers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Arizona Wildcats at Indiana Hoosiers
- Where: Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena
- Date: Saturday, December 10th
- Betting Odds: Arizona -1.5, ARZ -124 | IND +101 O/U 157.5
The Arizona Wildcats head into today’s game in what will be their 9th game of the season, posting a record of 7-1. On the road, the Wildcats will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 1-1. This season, Arizona has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 7-1. For today’s contest, Arizona have a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.
Arizona’s leading scorer this season is Azuolas Tubelis who is averaging 20.12 points per contest. So far, Tubelis has accounted for 21.99% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 8.25 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists. Oumar Ballo is the second leading scorer for the Wildcats, averaging 19.12 points per game. Between him and Ballo, they are accounting for 42.9% of the team’s scoring.
Arizona comes into today’s matchup vs Indiana, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 84.6 points per game. Through 8 games, they have hit 49.6% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 247th in possessions per game.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Arizona, the Indiana Hoosiers will be taking the floor for the 10th time this season and have an overall record of 8-1. Currently, the Hoosiers have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 6-0. When looking at the betting lines, Indiana will be the betting underdog for the first time this season. Coming into the game, they are +1.5 point underdogs on the spread. Last season, the team went 3-7 as the betting underdog.
Trayce Jackson-Davis comes into today’s game as the Hoosiers’ leading scorer at 17.5 points per contest. Not only has Jackson-Davis been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Indiana’s top rebounder at 8.88 boards per contest. Behind Jackson-Davis, the team has benefited from the strong play of Xavier Johnson who is second on the team in scoring at 10.89 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.3% of his shots and is adding 3.67 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Indiana this season, as they are currently ranked 184th in college basketball at 71.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hoosiers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 258th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Arizona Wildcats -1.5
Leading into this matchup, the Arizona Wildcats are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -1.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Wildcats’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Arizona has a field goal percentage of 49.6, good for 11th in college basketball. In addition, look for the team to add to their trend of covering the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road matchups, they are 5-4-1 vs the spread.