Hoosiers vs. Wolverines Prediction
The second-ranked and undefeated Michigan Wolverines have won all but one of their 14 games by at least eight points, which is how much they are favored by today at home versus the 21st-ranked Indiana Hoosiers. Can Michigan win convincingly again to cover another spread?
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Crisler Arena at 4:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wolverines are an 8-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 135 points. As of Sunday morning, 65 percent of public bets are being placed on host Michigan. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Hoosiers move to 3-0 in Big Ten
Indiana won its seventh consecutive game Thursday night at home with a 73-65 triumph over Illinois. The Hoosiers (12-2) outscored the Illini 41-33 in the second half to post the victory. Indiana shot 23-of-48 from the floor, 2-of-12 from 3-point range and 25-of-35 from the free throw line in the winning effort. Romeo Langford paced the Hoosiers with 28 points on 8-of-13 shooting including 1-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 11-of-15 at the free throw line. He also contributed six rebounds and three assists. Juwan Morgan added 15 points, 10 boards and four steals.
Wolverines win 14th straight
Michigan moved to 14-0 overall and 3-0 in Big Ten play Thursday night with a 68-55 home win over Penn State. Jordan Poole paced the Wolverines with 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting including 1-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 6-of-7 at the charity stripe. Ignas Brazdeikis tallied 16 points, 11 rebounds and two steals. Charles Matthews added 14 points, five rebounds and two steals. Michigan outscored the Nittany Lions 43-35 in the second half to pull away.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hoosiers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS loss. Indiana is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games versus the Big Ten.
The Wolverines are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games. Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last five Sunday games.
The Wolverines are second nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency, while Indiana is better on the defensive end than on offense. With Michigan being at home, I'd imagine the buckets will come easier than for its counterparts. The Wolverines have been smashing the opposition right and left and I see no reason why this won't be another convincing victory.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES -8