Michigan vs. Indiana Basketball Betting Preview & Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
Tonight’s Michigan vs. Indiana basketball matchup is filled with tremendous NCAA basketball betting opportunities. The Wolverines step into this contest proudly sporting their No. 5 national ranking ready to pick up a Big Ten win over Indiana on the road. The Hoosiers on the other hand, will do all they can to snap their current 5 game losing streak. So what kind of turnout can we expect this Friday night? Let’s check on this evening’s NCAA sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Michigan vs. Indiana Basketball – Friday, January 25th
When: 6:30 pm ET
Where: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:
Apart from being No. 5 in the country, Michigan also steps into this evening’s matchup sporting an 18-1 record. However, Michigan recently had their first loss of the season against unranked Wisconsin 64-54. Having conceded a loss to that caliber of an opponent, what chance do the unranked Hoosiers have of upsetting Michigan at home tonight? Surprisingly, tonight’s NCAA basketball betting odds are giving Indiana more than a fighting chance. Granted, these two have a pretty even track record as Michigan is 6-4 in their last 10 versus Indiana. However, the numbers suggest that Michigan won’t have too hard of a time getting the win on the road this evening. This is because Michigan’s defense is substantially better than Indiana’s. Right now the Hoosiers are giving up 66.2 per game while Michigan is only affording 57.1 to their opponents. On offense things are pretty even with Michigan scoring 71.8 per game and Indiana racking up 74.2 per outing.
Players to Watch: Ignas Brazdeikis (14.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.1 apg), Charles Matthews (13.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.2 apg), and Jordan Poole (12.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.2 apg).
The Hoosiers step into this evening’s contest sporting a 12-7 record on the year. With a 3-5 performance in Big Ten play, Indiana currently ranks 8th overall in the conference. Although they were having a fairly successful season, Indiana recently hit a slump and has lost the last 5 games consecutively. And even though they would love to bounce back at home this Friday night, they would have to do so against one of the top dogs in the conference.
Players to Watch: Romeo Langford (17.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.4 apg), Juwan Morgan (16.5 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.5 apg), and Justin Smith (8.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 0.7 apg).
Michigan vs. Indiana Basketball Betting Predictions
Michigan vs. Indiana Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Michigan vs. Indiana Basketball matchup? All things considered, Michigan is your best bet this evening. Fortunately the money line isn’t favoring them all that heavily, making them a great straight up selection this evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 77-60 Michigan.