Florida Atlantic vs. Indiana Prediction
Florida Atlantic (5-6 SU, 1-4 ATS) has lost two straight, including a 69-68 home loss to Stetson on Tuesday. Indiana (10-1 SU, 7-2 ATS) is coming off a 93-54 win over Mt. St. Mary's on Wednesday. That came after a 88-86 overtime loss in Indianapolis to Butler on Saturday. Florida Atlantic visits Assembly Hall on Friday night to take on Indiana from Bloomington at 7pmET.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Indiana Hoosiers opened as a 32.5-point favorite and remained there in most books. The total opened at 145 and remained there at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: According to latest public betting charts, 75% of public bettors currently favor Indiana in this matchup.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Indiana. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Owls are 7-21 ATS in their last 28 games overall, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games. Indiana is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games, 18-5 ATS in their last 23 home games and are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a SU win of more than 20 points.
No. 6 Indiana goes for a 16th consecutive home victory Friday night in its first-ever matchup against the Owls. Cody Zeller and Will Sheehey scored 16 points apiece to lead five players in double figures Wednesday as Indiana blew by Mount St. Mary's 93-54. Indiana held a 41-18 rebounding edge and shot a whopping 70.6 percent from the field -- the fourth-highest mark in school history. The Hoosiers have become accustomed to dominating visitors at Assembly Hall, where they've put together 15 straight victories by an average of 26.5 points. Indiana has also won 28 consecutive home games against non-conference foes dating to 2009. That's not good news for Florida Atlantic (5-6), which has dropped four of five on the road this season -- including an 80-56 loss at then-No. 11 North Carolina on Nov. 11. The Owls have had a hard time keeping up against Top 25 opponents, dropping their last 11 such matchups by an average of 28.3 points. FAU heads to Bloomington hoping to avoid a season-worst third consecutive loss after falling 81-56 at Dayton on Saturday and 69-68 to Stetson on a last-second basket Tuesday. Guard Greg Gantt, whose average of 21.5 points ranks among top 10 nationally, scored 23 but shot 8 of 25. FAU will be without G Stefan Moody, who averaged 15ppg. He's suspended until Dec. 29 due to a violation of team rules. While the Hoosiers are the highest-scoring team in the country with 89.2 points per game, they're also holding opponents to an average of just 59.9 on 36.3 percent shooting. They'll roll with ease in this one.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: INDIANA HOOSIERS -32.5