Indiana vs. Michigan Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan is the favorite at home, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -7.5 points against Indiana. The over/under total has been set at 139.5 points. Today’s game takes place from Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and will air live on CBS.
Indiana is coming off a 91-81 loss at home to Duke to fall to 4-3 on the season. The Hoosiers are just 2-5 against the spread for the year and 0-1 ATS on the road. Indiana is putting up 78.3 points per game on offense, but allowing 76 points per game. Robert Johnson is leading Indiana with 14.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while Juwan Morgan is adding 12.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
Michigan is coming off an 86-71 loss at North Carolina this week to drop to 6-2 on the season. The Wolverines are 3-4 against the spread this season and 1-2 ATS at home. Michigan is putting up 74.3 points per game on offense while allowing 63.3 points per contest. Charles Matthews is leading Michigan with 16.1 points and 4 assists per game while Moritz Wagner is adding 15.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.
Michigan has won three straight meetings with Indiana, covering the spread in all three wins. Indiana has struggled in the transition of a new head coach, as they are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games following a loss and 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a winning team. Michigan is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 at home against a team with a losing road record. The Wolverines are also 5-0 ATS in their last five conference games. The public betting is siding with Indiana, but I think Michigan gets the job done at home.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN -7.5