Minnesota vs. Indiana Pick
Can Indiana pick up a needed win over Minnesota when the two Big Ten teams meet tonight at 7:30PM ET on FS1?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Indiana is favored at home, as the Hoosiers are getting odds of -7.5 points against Minnesota. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 144.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana and will air live on FS1.
Minnesota has lost six straight games coming into tonight. Their latest loss was at home to Nebraska, 91-85. The Gophers are 14-12 overall, 3-10 in the Big Ten and 10-15 against the spread. Minnesota averages 78 points per game on offense while allowing 74.3 per game on defense. On the road, the Gophers are giving up 82.6 per game. Injuries have been an issue for the team, with five listed on the injury report tonight. Jordan Murphy is leading the team with 17.7 points and 11.7 rebounds per game while Nate Mason is adding 16.4 points and 4.4 assists per contest.
Indiana snapped a four-game losing streak this week with a 65-43 win at Rutgers. The Hoosiers are now 13-12 overall, 6-7 in the Big Ten and 14-11 against the spread. Indiana averages 71.3 points per game this season while allowing 70 per contest. Juwan Morgan is leading Indiana this season with 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Robert Johnson is adding 13.4 points per game.
Indiana has won four of its last five meetings with Minnesota, including a 75-71 road victory back on Jan. 6. While the Hoosiers haven’t been winning consistently, they have been covering. Indiana is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games and it has covered in five straight at home. Minnesota is on the opposite end, going just 2-8 ATS in its last 10. The public betting is split for this game, but I think Indiana will be able to beat a banged-up and poor Minnesota team.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: INDIANA -7.5