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Indiana vs Michigan Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Hoosiers vs Wolverines Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan Wolverines
- Where: Ann Arbor at Crisler Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Indiana +2.5, IND +120 | MICH -148 O/U 144.0
The Indiana Hoosiers head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 17-7. On the road, the Hoosiers will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 4-5. So far, the Hoosiers have been the underdog 6 times, going 1-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Trayce Jackson-Davis comes into today’s game as the Hoosiers’ leading scorer at 19.81 points per contest. Not only has Jackson-Davis been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Indiana’s top rebounder at 11.33 boards per contest. Behind Jackson-Davis, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jalen Hood-Schifino, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.19 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.5% of his shots and is adding 3.9 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 they 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.
Michigan heads into this matchup having played 24 games and have an overall record sitting at 14-10. So far this season, Michigan has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-3. The Wolverines’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Michigan has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 13-2.
Hunter Dickinson comes into today’s game as the Wolverines’ leading scorer at 18.0 points per contest. Not only has Dickinson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Michigan’s top rebounder at 8.46 boards per contest. Behind Dickinson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jett Howard, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.96 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.1% of his shots and is adding 2.57 boards per game.
On offense, Michigan is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 24 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 32.33% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Michigan Wolverines -2.5
In this matchup between the Michigan Wolverines and Indiana Hoosiers, the oddsmakers have Michigan as the -2.5 point favories on the spread. According to our college basketball betting model, we anticipate the Wolverines to cover the spread as the home favorites. We are looking for the Wolverines’ offensive attack to put together a strong outside shooting performance. For the season, Michigan is averaging 6.35 made 3’s per game on a shooting percentage of 34.0%. A good outing from downtown will make a huge difference in the game as Indiana has struggled with their outside shot this season. This scenario has us feeling confident in taking Michigan laying the points.